David M Gourlay, MD

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
Children’s Wisconsin since 2006
  • Medical director, Trauma, Children's Wisconsin
  • Professor and chief, Surgery, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Accepting new patients




We try to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families with as little stress and anxiety as possible. In order to do this, we will strive to answer all your questions and provide you with as much information as we can to prepare you for your child’s surgery. 


  • Pediatric Surgery, Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Birthmarks
  • Burns
  • Chest wall deformity Pectus Carinatum Pectus Excavatum
  • Colorectal pediatric surgery
  • Complex laparoscopic and thorascopic surgeries
  • Congenital anomalies and neonatal surgery
  • Congenital Bowel Obstruction Atresia and Malrotation
  • Congenital cysts of the mediastinum
  • Congenital Lobar Emphysema
  • Congenital lung cysts
  • Crohn s disease
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Genitourinary tract surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Hirschprungs disease
  • Imperforate anus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Liver disease
  • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
  • Neonatal anomalies
  • Oncology
  • Post operative care
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Undescended Testes
  • Wounds
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Education and Awards


  • 1997, Medical College of Wisconsin, MD


    2004, University of Washington School of Medicine - Surgery


    2006, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Pediatric General Surgery2004, Harborview Medical Center - Surgery2006, Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) - Pediatric Surgery


  • Milwaukee Magazine Top Doctors  
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Top 40 under 40, 2011
  • MCW Department of Surgery Professionalism Award (2010)
  • American Red Cross Bravehearts Award, 2011
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, 2012
  • Army Commendation Medal, 2010 and 2012
  • Army Reserves Components Achievement Medal, 2012

Research and publications


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