Thomas T Sato, MD

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
Children’s Wisconsin since 1997
  • Chief executive officer, Children's Specialty Group
  • Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

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As a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Wisconsin, Dr. Sato focuses on the comprehensive surgical management of neonatal and congenital anomalies, including diaphragmatic hernia, anorectal malformations, pulmonary malformations, biliary atresia and intestinal conditions such as Hirschsprung’s Disease. He also provides surgical care for infants and children with childhood cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, traumatic injuries and burns, chest wall deformities, such as pectus excavatum or carinatum, and gastroesophageal reflux. 


  • 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


  • 1988, University of Southern California School of Medicine (Los Angeles), MD


  • 1997, Childrens Hospital National Medical Center (District of Columbia) - PEDIATRIC SURGERY (GENERAL SURGERY)
  • 1995, University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle) - GENERAL SURGERY


  • 1993, University of Washington School of Medicine - Trauma


  • Milwaukee Magazine Top Doctors 
  • 2003 Edward Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Best Doctors in America
  • 2005 – present: Listed in America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • 2011 – present: Listed in Top Doctors, U.S. News & World Report
  • 2011 Excellence in Education Award, Children’s Specialty Group

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