Paediatric Surgery Section Visitor

Associate Professor Dave Lal

Milwaukee, USA

Dr Lal completed his undergraduate studies at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska graduating Cum Laude in 1994. He continued at Creighton University and received his medical degree followed by general surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr Lal completed a pediatric surgery oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, followed by an advanced minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle and a pediatric surgery fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Dr Lal received a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012. Dr Lal joined the faculty in the Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2007. He is currently a Professor of Surgery, an Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Training Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the President-Elect of the Medical Staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr Lal was selected as one of the Best Doctors in America in 2007 and maintained this distinction every year since. Dr Lal has been elected and appointed to various committees within national and international organizations including the American Pediatric Surgery Association, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Association for Academic Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr Lal is a founding member of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium which is a research network of 11 major academic medical centers in the United States. He is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics and has served as a board examiner
for the American Board of Surgery Certifying exam.Dr Lal’s clinical and research interest include resident education, pediatric foregut disorders (including achalasia and esophageal atresia) and pediatric oncology.