Pediatric Surgery team
Adam Brinkman, MD
Dr. Brinkman's specialties include general and thoracic surgery, neonatal care, minimally invasive surgery in addition to management of pediatric trauma. Dr. Brinkman has a particular interest in complex intestinal disease including short bowel syndrome, intestinal failure and rehabilitation.
MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Residency: General Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
Fellowship: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
Jonathan E. Kohler, MD
Dr. Kohler is certified by the American Board of Surgery in both General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. His clinical practice emphasizes minimally invasive approaches to all types of pediatric and neonatal surgical disorders. He specializes in general and thoracic pediatric surgery, oncology, and trauma care. His research interests focus on health communications.
MD: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
MA: Emerson College in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Research Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Fellowship: University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Hau D. Le, MD
Dr. Le is board certified in pediatric surgery. He practices emphasizes minimally invasive approaches to pediatric and neonatal surgery and he specializes in general and thoracic pediatric surgery, oncology, and trauma care.
MD: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Research Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
Residency: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
Fellowship: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Charles M. Leys, MD
Dr. Leys specializes in minimally-invasive approaches to pediatric and newborn surgical diseases, including birth anomalies, problems of the abdomen and chest, tumors and gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and reflux.
MD: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wis.
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Peter F. Nichol, MD, PhD
Dr. Nichol is board certified in pediatric surgery. In addition to pediatric general surgery, including minimally invasive procedures, he specializes in pediatric chest and trauma surgery. He has particular interest in pediatric nutrition and intestinal problems.
MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis.
Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
Erin Connolly, NP
Erin has worked in the department of General Surgery at Gundersen since 2012. She is expanding her practice to work in collaboration with the UW surgeons to help provide continuity of care for pediatric surgery patients.
NP: Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wis.
Board certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners