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CURRICULUM VITAE

Amy Wagner MD
Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Corporate Center
999 N 92 St
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
1993 - 1997 B.S. Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1997 - 2001 M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
2002 - 2003 Intern, Department of General Surgery, Division of Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
2003 - 2009 Resident, Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
2004 - 2006 Research Fellow, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
2009 - 2011 Fellow, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2011 Fetal Surgrey Training, University of California, San Francisco, CA

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2011 - 2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2016 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2021 - Present Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
2011 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2011 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
2011 - Present St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
2011 - Present St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
2011 - Present Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
2012 - Present Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
ABS - General Surgery
04/20/2010
07/01/2020
ABS - Pediatric Surgery
01/28/2012
07/02/2022
 
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
ATLS
ACGME
12/06/2018
12/06/2022
 

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin License
04/24/2009
10/31/2021
DEA License
05/08/2012
05/31/2021
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1993 - 1997 Henry Vilas Scholarship
1994 - 1997 Dean's List; five semesters, University of Wisconsin
1997 Award for Academic Distinction, University of Wisconsin
1999 Standing Ovation Award
1999 Alumni Scholarship, Medical College of Wisconsin
1999 President's Award Scholarship
2000 Martha and Norman Klein Scholarship
2001 MAP International Service Award
2002 Patricia Dawson Research Award
2004 - 2006 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Award Loan Repayment Program
2006 International Fetal Medical & Surgical Society (IFMSS) Young Research Award
2012 - 2018 Best Doctor Award
2012 Selected for AAMC; Early Career Women Faculty Seminar
2013 - 2014 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher, Medical College of Wisconsin
2014 Research Day Poster Award Runner Up, Medical College of Wisconsin
2014 - 2015 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 Winner; Milwaukee Business Journal's "40 under 40" Award

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2002 - Present American College of Surgeons
2003 - Present Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
2011 - Present American Association of Pediatrics, Surgical Division
2011 - Present American Pediatric Surgical Association
2011 - Present International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society
2012 - Present Association for Academic Surgery
2013 - Present Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2011 - Present Physician Co-leader, Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin
2011 - Present Steering Committee Leader, Multi-disciplinary Gastrojejunostomy Tube Policy Change, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2012 - Present Practice Excellence Committee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2013 - Present Editor, "Leading the Way"; Department of Surgery Newsletter, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2014 - Present Associate Program Director for Resident Research, General Surgery Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin
2014 - Present Surgical Director, Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2012 - Present Fetal Committee, American Pediatric Surgical Association
2012 - Present Fetal Myelomeningocele Consortium Committee
2013 - Present Steering Committee, NAFTNet (North American Fetal Therapy Network)

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Cell-Free DNA as a Marker for Fetal Well-being
Role:
Co-Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/2013 - Present
 
Title:
Diaphragmatic HErnia Research & Explorations, Advancing Molecular Science
Source:
NIH R01 HD057036-05
Role:
Site Principal Investigator
Dates:
11/2013 - Present
Direct Funds:
$5,011
 
Title:
Coverage of Retinoic Acid-Induced Rat Model of Myelomeningocele
Source:
Children's Research Institute - Histology Core Funding
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
03/01/2014 - 03/01/2017
Direct Funds:
$10,000
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Amy Wagner, UCSF Fetal Treatment Center Update, FCCW Executive Steering Committee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee WI, 01/30/2012
Amy Wagner, Fetal Surgery, Grand Rounds, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee WI, 05/10/2012
Amy Wagner, Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, Fetal Concerns, Froedtert Memorial-Lutheran Hospital; Milwaukee, WI, 07/01/2012
Amy Wagner, Pediatric Pancreatic Tumors, Surgery / GI Conference, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee WI, 09/14/2012
Amy Wagner, Fetal Surgery, We Care Fund, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee WI, 01/14/2013
Wagner AJ, Fetal Surgery: "Womb to Improve", Pediatric Surgery Multidisciplinary Conference, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI, 01/25/2013
Amy Wagner, Myelomeningocele, Fetal Concerns, Froedtert Memorial-Lutheran Hospital; Milwaukee, WI, 01/30/2013
Wagner AJ, Gastrostomy Tube policy Changes to Improve Patient Outcomes, Pediatric Surgery Multidisciplinary Conference, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI, 07/12/2013
Amy Wagner, Catherine Larson-Nath, Praveen Goday, Utility of Upper Gastrointestinal Series Prior to Gastrostomy Tube Placement, Research Day Poster Presentation, Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI, 09/2013
Amy Wagner, Abdel-Hefeez A, Fetal Surgery Techniques, Surgery / OR Conference, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI, 10/07/2013
Amy Wagner, Hafeez Abelhafeez, The risk of Volvulus in Abdominal Wall Defects, Research Day Poster Presentation, Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI, 10/2013
Amy Wagner, Nathan Heinzerling, Percutaneous Fetal Coverage for Myelomeningocele, Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI, 01/14/2014
Amy Wagner, Womb to Improve, Fetal Therapy, Milwaukee Academy of Surgery; Milwaukee, WI, 01/28/2014
Amy Wagner, Fetal Surgery, OB-Gyn Grand Rounds, Froedtert Memorial-Lutheran Hospital; Milwaukee, WI, 05/14/2014
Wagner AJ, Fawley JA, Peterson EL, Christensen MA, Rein L,, Does Prenatal Omphalocele Ratio Predict Postnatal Outcome?, Research Day Poster Presentation, Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee WI, 09/2014
Wagner AJ, Landisch R, Abdel-Hefeez A, Massoumi R, Christensen MA, Shillingford A, Observation Versus Prophylactic Ladd’s Procedure for Asymptomatic Malrotation in Heterotaxy Syndrome: A Systematic Review, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI, 09/2014
 
Regional
Amy Wagner, Fetal Surgery, Practical Pediatrics CME Webcasts, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI, 03/09/2012
Amy Wagner, In Utero Fetal Surgery: Womb to Improve, Best Preactice, Glacier Canyon Lodge Resort and Waterpark; Wisconsin Dells, WI, 03/08/2013
Wagner AJ, Fawley JA, Midgut Volvulus in Congenital Abdominal Wall Defect patients, 2014 Midwest Pediatric Surgical Consortium, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI, 09/22/2014
 
National
Amy Wagner, Fetal Surgery Womb to Improve and Building a Program, Visiting Professor; UC Davis Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds, University of California-Davis, Davis CA, 06/2014
Amy Wagner, "You are always in your mothers heart (literally): Fetal cell-free DNA in the maternal circulation as a marker for fetal distress", Virginia Mason Medical Center Surgical Association, Seattle, WA, 09/19/2014
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Wagner AJ, Jeziorczak PM, Jamshidi R, Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy with Splenic Preservation for Solid Pseudopapillary Pancreatic Neoplasms in the Adolescent Population, Surgical Society of Wisconsin; Wisconsin Chapter of ACS (Video), 11/02/2012
 
National
Wagner AJ, Sobrino MA, Traverso LW, Long Term Follow-up in Patients after Positive Introperative Cholangiogram, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons; Los Angeles, CA, 03/2003
Wagner A, Sobrino MA, Traverso LW, Long Term Follow-up in Patients after Positive Intraoperative Cholangiogram Bend, Washington State American College of Surgeons, OR, 06/2003
Wagner AJ, Cortes RA, Strober J, Grethel EJ, Clifton MS, Harrison MR, Farmer DL, Nobuhara KK, Lee H, Long-term Follow-up after Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis: Thoracoscopic vs Open, American Pediatric Surgical Association; Phoenix, AZ, 05/2005
Wagner AJ, Stumbaugh AM, Tigue Z, Edmonson J, Paquet A, Farmer DL, Hagwood S, Gene Expression in Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation, American Pediatric Surgical Association; Hilton Head, SC, 05/2006
Wagner AJ, Stumbaugh AM, Tigue Z, Edmonson J, Paquet A, Farmer DL, Hagwood S, Gene Expression in Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation, Internal Fetal Medical and Surgical Society; Kohala, HI, 06/2006
Wagner AJ, Bayles SW, Angular Artery in Head and Neck Reconstruction, Washington State American College of Surgeons; Chelan, WA, 06/2007
Wagner AJ, Stumbaugh AM, Tigue Z, Edmonson J, Paquet A, Farmer DL, Hagwood S, Genetic Analysis of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Reveals a Novel Pulmonary Gene: Fatty Acid Binding Protein-7 (Brain type), American College of Surgeons; New Orleans, LA, 10/2007
Wagner AJ, Stumbaugh AM, Tigue Z, Edmonson J, Paquet A, Farmer DL, Hagwood S, Genetic Analysis of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Reveals a Novel Pulmonary Gene: Fatty Acid Binding Protein-7 (Brain type), Washington State American College of Surgeons; Stevenson, WA, 06/2008
Wagner AJ, Goldin AS, Washington State: A Case of Hepatic Mesenchymal Hamartoma with a History of Placental Mesenchymal Dysplasia, Washington State American College of Surgeons; Stevenson, WA, 06/2008
Wagner AJ, Larson C, Goday P, Utility of Upper Gastrointestinal Series Prior to Gastrostomy Tube Placement, Annual Meeting Poster Presentation, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition ; Chicago, IL, 10/2013
Wagner AJ, Abdelhafeez AH, Enters JA, Ertl A, Cassidy LD,, The Risk of Volvulus in Congenital Abdominal Wall Defects, Academic Surgical Congress; San Diego, CA, 02/2014
Wagner AJ, Mitchell ME, Tmita-Mitchell A, The Use of Cell-free Fetal DNA as a Marker of Fetal Stress, International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society; Chatham, MA, 09/2014
Wagner AJ, Fawley JA, Peterson EL, Christensen MA, Can Prenatal Omphalocele Ratio Predict Postnatal Outcomes?, International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society; Chatham, MA, 09/2014
 
International
Wagner AJ, Jeziorczak PM, Jamshidi R, Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy, with Splenic Preservation for Solid Pseudopapillary Pancreatic Neoplasms in the Adolescent Population, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group 22nd Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children, Beijing, China (video), 06/2013
Wagner AJ, Milassin T, Abelhafeez AH, Enters JA, Ertl A, Cassidy LD, Gillick J, The Risk of Volvulus in Congenital Abdominal Wall Defects: A Two Centre International Trial, European Paediatric Surgeon’s Association, 15th Congress of the European Pediatric Surgeons’ Association. Dublin, Ireland, 06/18/2014 - 06/21/2014
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
05/2012 Basic Science: Oxygenation - Red Blood/Blue Blood
01/2014 Basic Science: Congenital Abnormalities of the Small and Large Intestine
 
Resident and Fellow Education
01/2012 Surgery/Neonatology Conference: In Utero Fetal Surgery - Womb for Improvement
09/2012 Surgery/GI Conference: Pediatric Pancreatic Neoplasm
02/2013 Surgery/Neonatology Conference: In Utero Fetal Surgery - Updates
2013 Resident Curriculum
2014 PGYI Curriculum; Neonatal/Fetal Circulation and Cardiac Abnormalities
2014 Surgery/Grand Rounds - Fetal Surgery
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Roxanne Massoumi, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013 - Present Research Mentor
Sean Degmetich, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2014 - Present Clinical Mentor
 
Clinical/Research Fellows
Nathan Heizerling, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2012 - 07/2013 Research/Teaching Mentor
Rachel Landisch, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012 - Present Faculty Advisor/Research Mentor
 
Residents
Kathleen Dominguez, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2012 - 07/2014 Clinical Mentor
Henry Chang, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2012 - 07/2015 Clinical Mentor
Jill Whitehouse, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2012 - 07/2014 Clinical Mentor
Hafeez Abdelhafeez, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2012 - 07/2013 Clinical/Research Mentor
Erica Gross, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2013 - 07/2014 Clinical Mentor
Jason Fawley, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2013 - 07/2015 Clinical /Research Mentor
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Undergraduate Students
Terra Ambrosious, Marquette University, 06/2012 - 11/2012 Teaching Mentor
Gabriela Sarriera, Marquette University, 03/2013 - 01/2014 Teaching Mentor
Deirdre O'Sullivan, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 03/2013 Teaching Mentor
Nikolas Stasinopoulos, MSOE, 06/2013 - 06/2014 Research Mentor
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Student
2012 - Present Student education
Fellow
2012 - Present Fellow education program
 
Research Programs
2012 - Present Maternal Cell Free Fetal DNA and Fetal Distress
2012 - Present Percutaneous coverage of Fetal Myelomeningocele
 
Clinical Programs
1998 - 1999 HIV/ AIDS Educator, MCW CARES, Milwaukee Public School System
1998 - 1999 Chapter President, American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
2001 - 2002 Volunteer Physician, Banso Hospital, Nso Village Cameroon, West Africa
2011 - 2014 Physician Co-leader; Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin
2014 - Present Co-program Director; Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin
 
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Heinzerling N, Wagner AJ; Myelomeningocele. From the Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Subcommittee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy: A Reference Handbook for Pediatric Surgeons. Published online May, 2013.
2. Wagner AJ, Traverso LW; Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration. Current Surgical Therapy, Cameron JL, editor. Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia. Eighth edition. 2004. 1199-1203
 
Abstracts
1. Wagner AJ, Stumbaugh AM, Tigue Z, Edmondson J, Paquet A, Farmer DL, Hawgood S; Genetic Analysis of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Reveals a Novel Pulmonary Gene: Fatty Acid Binding Protein-7 (Brain type). J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Sept; 205(3S) S39.
 
Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Wagner AJ, Sobrino MA, Traverso LW; The long-term follow-up of patients with positive intraoperative cholangiograms during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc. 2004 Dec;18(12):1762-5.
2. Wagner AJ, Farmer DL; Recent Advances in Fetal Surgery. J. Arab Neonatal Forum 2005 Apr; 2(1): 19-26.
3. Cortes RA, Wagner AJ, Lee H, Clifton MS, Grethel E, Yang SH, Ball R, Harrison MR; Pre-emptive placement of a presealant for amniotic access. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Sep;193(3 Pt 2):1197-203.
4. Wagner AJ, Traverso LW; The importance of attempting transcystic laparoscopic common bile duct (CBD) exploration in cases of CBD stones (CBDS). Surg Endosc. 2006 Jan;20(1):178.
5. Grethel EJ, Cortes RA, Wagner AJ, Clifton MS, Lee H, Farmer DL, Harrison MR, Keller RL, Nobuhara KK; Prosthetic patches for congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair: Surgisis vs Gore-Tex. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jan;41(1):29-33.
6. Wagner AJ, Cortes RA, Strober J, Grethel EJ, Clifton MS, Harrison MR, Farmer DL, Nobuhara KK, Lee H; Long-term follow-up after thymectomy for myasthenia gravis: thoracoscopic vs open. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jan;41(1):50-4.
7. Grethel EJ, Wagner AJ, Clifton MS, Cortes RA, Farmer DL, Harrison MR, Nobuhara KK, Lee H; Fetal intervention for mass lesions and hydrops improves outcome: a 15-year experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jan;42(1):117-23.
8. Lee H, Wagner AJ, Sy E, Ball R, Feldstein VA, Goldstein RB, Farmer DL; Efficacy of radiofrequency ablation for twin-reversed arterial perfusion sequence. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 May;196(5):459.1-4.
9. Clifton MS, Pelayo JC, Cortes RA, Grethel EJ, Wagner AJ, Lee H, Harrison MR, Farmer DL, Nobuhara KK; Surgical treatment of childhood recurrent pancreatitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jul;42(7):1203-7.
10. Wagner AJ, Fabry JM, Thirlby RC; Return to work after Gastric Bypass in Medicaid-Funded Morbidly Obese Patients. Arch Surg. 2007 Oct; 142(10)935-40.
11. Wagner AJ, Stumbaugh AM, Tigue Z, Edmonson J, Paquet A, Farmer DL, Hawgood S; Genetic Analysis of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Reveals a Novel Pulmonary Gene: Fatty Acid Binding Protein-7 (Brain type). Ped Res. 2008 Jul; 64 (1) 11-16.
12. Wagner AJ, Bayles SW; The Angular Branch- Maximizing the Scapula in Head and Neck Reconstruction. Arch Otol 2008 Nov; 134 (11) 1214-17.
13. Sy ED, Filly RA, Cheong ML, Clifton MS, Cortes RA, Ohashi S, Takifuji K, Ventura DE, Grethel EJ, Wagner AJ, Ball RH, Lee H, Harrison MR; Prognostic Role of Tumor Head Volume Ratio in Fetal Sacrococcygeal Teratoma. Fetal Diagn Therapy 2009; 26 (2):75-80.
14. Larson-Nath CM, Wagner AJ, Goday PS; Use of upper gastrointestinal series before gastrostomy tube placement. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 May;58(5):613-5.
15. Abelhafeez AH, Enters JA, Ertl A, Cassidy LD, Wagner AJ; The Risk of Volvulus in Congenital Abdominal Wall Defects. Accepted pending revisions J Pediatric Surgery 2014
16. Wagner AJ, Mitchell ME, Tomita-Mitchell A. Use of Fetal DNA in Maternal Plasma for Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening. Use of Fetal DNA in Maternal Plasma for Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening. Accepted pending revisions. Clin Perinatology. 2014