Keith T Oldham, MD

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
Children’s Wisconsin since 1999
  • Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Wisconsin
  • Professor, Surgery, the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Dr. Oldham completed undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina as a John M. Morehead scholar in 1971. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia, completed general surgical residency at the University of Washington, Seattle, and trained in pediatric surgery at the University of Cincinnati Children's Wisconsin Medical Center. Dr. Oldham served on the faculty at the University of Michigan until 1991 when he was appointed Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Duke University. He remained at Duke until 1998 when he was recruited to the Marie Z. Uihlein Chair of Pediatric Surgery and the position of Surgeon-In-Chief at the Children's Wisconsin. He has been a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) since 1985 and was elected Secretary in 1997 and President in 2012. He served as Chair of the Organization of Children's Wisconsins Surgeons-in-Chief 2010-2012. He is actively involved in clinical outcomes and healthcare quality research, including previous service as Chair of the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics Steering Committee. He is the Medical Director of the American College of Surgeons Children's Surgery Verification Program and Chair of the Verification Committee.


  • Pediatric Surgery, Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Anorectal malformations
  • 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
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Genitourinary tract surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Hirschprungs disease
  • Imperforate anus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
  • Neonatal anomalies
  • Oncology
  • Post operative care
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
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Education and Awards


  • 1976, Medical College of Virginia,


  • 1981, University of Washington School of Medicine - General Surgery


  • 1983, Children's Hospital Medical Center - Pediatric Surgery
  • 1983, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Pediatric General Surgery


  • Milwaukee Magazine Top Doctors 
  • Marie Z. Uihlein Chair, Children's Wisconsin, 1999
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Castle and Connolly Medical Ltd. Top Doctors, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-Present
  • Cincinnati Pediatric Historical Society Hall of Honor, 2009
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, 2012

Research and publications