Brian T Craig, MD

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
Children’s Wisconsin since 2020
  • Staff Physician, Children's Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Craig’s highest priority is to provide the best available general and thoracic surgical care for the children of Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. He takes a thoughtful approach, striving to listen intently and to fully understand the unique experience of each child and family. By taking this approach, he hopes to communicate clearly and ensure that the children and their families understand why an operation might be needed. His training at Vanderbilt and Lurie Children's/Northwestern included the full breadth of general and pediatric surgery: the surgical care of cancer in children including neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, hepatoblastoma, osteosarcoma and thyroid cancer; the comprehensive management of fetal, newborn and infant surgical problems such as diaphragmatic hernia, congenital lung cysts, esophageal atresia, abdominal wall defects, anorectal malformations, intestinal obstructions, biliary cysts and atresia, and lymphovascular malformations; and emergency surgical care including traumatic injuries of all severity. He favors minimally invasive approaches to operations whenever safe and feasible. Dr. Craig especially enjoys collaborating with other doctors and specialists and considers it a privilege to be able to work together to effectively manage the complex medical and surgical problems in children that are cared for at Children’s Wisconsin.


  • Pediatric Surgery, Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Surgery
  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Chest wall deformity Pectus Carinatum Pectus Excavatum
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Fetal intervention and prenatal consultation
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hernia repair
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Oncology
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Trauma
  • Burns
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Education and Awards


  • 2011, University of Pittsburgh, MD


  • 2018, Vanderbilt University Medical Center - General Surgery


  • 2020, McGaw Med Ctr of Northwestern Univ - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (GENERAL SURGERY


  • 2019 - Fellows Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University
  • 2018 - Harwell Wilson Resident Education Award, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University

Research and publications