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Thomas T. Sato MD

Thomas T. Sato MD

Sr Associate Dean, CEO CSG, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Children's Specialty Group Administration
Division: Administration
Program: Academic Support

Member of the Comprehensive Injury Center


Leadership Positions

  • Chief Executive Officer, Children's Specialty Group
  • Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
  • Publications (58)

  • Changing the Paradigm for Management of Pediatric Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Simple Aspiration Test Predicts Need for Operation. (Leys CM, Hirschl RB, Kohler JE, Cherney-Stafford L, Marka N, Fallat ME, Gadepalli SK, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Burns RC, Downard CD, Foley DS, Halleran DR, Helmrath MA, Kabre R, Knezevich MS, Lal DR, Landman MP, Lawrence AE, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Musili N, Rymeski B, Saito JM, Sato TT, St Peter SD, Warner BW, Ostlie DJ, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium MWPSC) J Pediatr Surg 2019 Oct 24 PMID: 31706614 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85075535644 11/11/2019    
  • Understanding the Value of Tumor Markers in Pediatric Ovarian Neoplasms. (Lawrence AE, Fallat ME, Hewitt G, Hertweck P, Onwuka A, Afrazi A, Bence C, Burns RC, Corkum KS, Dillon PA, Ehrlich PF, Fraser JD, Gonzalez DO, Grabowski JE, Kabre R, Lal DR, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Overman RE, Rademacher BL, Raiji MT, Sato TT, Scannell M, Sujka JA, Wright T, Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Aldrink JH, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium) J Pediatr Surg 2019 Oct 25 PMID: 31677824 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074475678 11/05/2019    
  • A tiered approach to optimize pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy outcomes. (Bence CM, Wu R, Somers KK, Szabo A, Arca MJ, Calkins CM, Gourlay DM, Oldham KT, Sato TT, Siddiqui SM, Densmore JC) J Pediatr Surg 2019 Aug 30 PMID: 31519359 09/15/2019    
  • Multi-institutional trial of non-operative management and surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in children: Design and rationale. (Minneci PC, Hade EM, Lawrence AE, Saito JM, Mak GZ, Hirschl RB, Gadepalli S, Helmrath MA, Leys CM, Sato TT, Lal DR, Landman MP, Kabre R, Fallat ME, Fischer BA, Cooper JN, Deans KJ, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium) Contemp Clin Trials 2019 Aug;83:10-17 PMID: 31254670 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068174347 06/30/2019       1 Citation
  • Factors Associated With Management of Pediatric Ovarian Neoplasms. (Lawrence AE, Gonzalez DO, Fallat ME, Aldrink JH, Hewitt GD, Hertweck SP, Onwuka A, Bence C, Burns RC, Dillon PA, Ehrlich PF, Fraser JD, Grabowski JE, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Kohler JE, Lal DR, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Sato TT, Scannell M, Sujka JA, Minneci PC, Deans KJ) Pediatrics 2019 Jul;144(1) PMID: 31164439 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068907035 06/06/2019    
  • Can fecal continence be predicted in patients born with anorectal malformations? (Minneci PC, Kabre RS, Mak GZ, Halleran DR, Cooper JN, Afrazi A, Calkins CM, Corkum K, Downard CD, Ehrlich P, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Kohler JE, Landisch R, Landman MP, Lee C, Leys CM, Lodwick DL, McLeod J, Mon R, McClure B, Rymeski B, Saito JM, Sato TT, St Peter SD, Wood R, Levitt MA, Deans KJ, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium) J Pediatr Surg 2019 Jun;54(6):1159-1163 PMID: 30898398 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85063006291 03/23/2019       1 Citation
  • A tiered approach to optimize pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy outcomes (Bence CM, Wu R, Somers KK, Szabo A, Arca MJ, Calkins CM, Gourlay DM, Oldham KT, Sato TT, Siddiqui SM, Densmore JC) Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2019 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85071982482 01/01/2019    
  • Health-related quality of life, educational and family outcomes in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. (Fritz KA, Khmour AY, Kitzerow K, Sato TT, Basir MA) Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar;35(3):315-320 PMID: 30417228 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85056435114 11/13/2018       2 Citations
  • Infants with esophageal atresia and right aortic arch: Characteristics and outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. (Lal DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Minneci PC, Knezevich M, Chelius TH, Rapp CT, Billmire D, Bruch S, Carland Burns R, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Hebel F, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Kohler J, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Ostlie DJ, Raque J, Rymeski B, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium) J Pediatr Surg 2019 Apr;54(4):688-692 PMID: 30224238 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85053209108 09/19/2018       1 Citation
  • Long-term Quality of Life in Neonatal Surgical Disease. (Amin R, Knezevich M, Lingongo M, Szabo A, Yin Z, Oldham KT, Calkins CM, Sato TT, Arca MJ) Ann Surg 2018 09;268(3):497-505 PMID: 29994930 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85056173042 07/12/2018       6 Citations
  • Screening practices and associated anomalies in infants with anorectal malformations: Results from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. (Minneci PC, Kabre RS, Mak GZ, Halleran DR, Cooper JN, Afrazi A, Calkins CM, Downard CD, Ehrlich P, Fraser J, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Kohler JE, Landisch R, Landman MP, Lee C, Leys CM, Lodwick DL, Mon R, McClure B, Rymeski B, Saito JM, Sato TT, St Peter SD, Wood R, Levitt MA, Deans KJ, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium) J Pediatr Surg 2018 Jun;53(6):1163-1167 PMID: 29602552 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85044592649 04/01/2018       3 Citations
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis. (Cabrera JM, Sato TT) Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2018 Mar;31(2):71-79 PMID: 29487489 PMCID: PMC5825852 03/01/2018    
  • Management of pediatric ovarian torsion: evidence of follicular development after ovarian preservation. (Walker SK, Lal DR, Boyd KP, Sato TT) Surgery 2018 03;163(3):547-552 PMID: 29329768 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85040131108 01/14/2018       2 Citations
  • Challenging surgical dogma in the management of proximal esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula: Outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. (Lal DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius TH, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Billmire D, Bruch S, Burns RC, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Hebel F, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Kohler J, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Raque J, Rymeski B, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium) J Pediatr Surg 2018 Jul;53(7):1267-1272 PMID: 28599967 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85020203541 06/11/2017       16 Citations
  • Development of a multi-institutional clinical research consortium for pediatric surgery. (Hirschl RB, Minneci P, Gadepalli S, Saito JM, Askegard-Giesmann J, Deans K, Downard C, Fallat M, Finnell M, Helmrath M, Kabre R, Lal D, Leys C, Mak G, Ostlie D, Rescorla F, Sato T, St Peter S, von Allmen D, Warner B, MidWest Pediatric Surgery Consortium (MWPSC)) J Pediatr Surg 2017 Jul;52(7):1084-1088 PMID: 28081853 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85009282293 01/14/2017       4 Citations
  • Perioperative management and outcomes of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. (Lal DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius T, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Finnell SME, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre RS, Leys CM, Mak G, Raque J, Rescorla FJ, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium) J Pediatr Surg 2017 Aug;52(8):1245-1251 PMID: 27993359 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85007603389 12/21/2016       34 Citations
  • Pediatric Airway and Esophageal Foreign Bodies. (Berdan EA, Sato TT) Surg Clin North Am 2017 Feb;97(1):85-91 PMID: 27894434 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84999018277 11/30/2016       10 Citations
  • Safe and effective management of esophageal coins in children with bougienage. (Heinzerling NP, Christensen MA, Swedler R, Cassidy LD, Calkins CM, Sato TT) Surgery 2015 Oct;158(4):1065-70; discussion 1071-2 PMID: 26239181 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84940789433 08/05/2015       3 Citations
  • Giant Paratubal Cyst in Adolescence: Case Report, Modified Minimal Access Surgical Technique, and Literature Review. (Asare EA, Greenberg S, Szabo S, Sato TT) J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2015 Oct;28(5):e143-5 PMID: 26081480 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84953835453 06/18/2015    
  • Gas analysis using Raman spectroscopy demonstrates the presence of intraperitoneal air (nitrogen and oxygen) in a cohort of children undergoing pediatric laparoscopic surgery. (Taylor SP, Sato TT, Balcom AH, Groth T, Hoffman GM) Anesth Analg 2015 Feb;120(2):349-54 PMID: 25602452 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84921966763 01/21/2015       4 Citations
  • Role of admission gas exchange measurement in predicting congenital diaphragmatic hernia survival in the era of gentle ventilation. (Khmour AY, Konduri GG, Sato TT, Uhing MR, Basir MA) J Pediatr Surg 2014 Aug;49(8):1197-201 PMID: 25092075 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84905441125 08/06/2014       16 Citations
  • Anterior tracheal suspension for tracheobronchomalacia in infants and children. (Mitchell ME, Rumman N, Chun RH, Rao A, Martin T, Beste DJ, Berens RJ, Parakininkas DE, Ghanayem NS, Hubert MJ, Uhing M, Simpson P, Sato TT, Tweddell JS, Kerschner JE) Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Oct;98(4):1246-53 PMID: 25086944 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84908108437 08/05/2014       9 Citations
  • Operationalizing quality improvement in a pediatric surgical practice. (Arca MJ, Enters J, Christensen M, Jeziorczak P, Sato TT, Thielke R, Oldham KT) J Pediatr Surg 2014 Jan;49(1):202-5; discussion 205-6 PMID: 24439610 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84892624386 01/21/2014       14 Citations
  • Pediatric vascular injuries (Heinzerling NP, Sato TT) Clinical Review of Vascular Trauma 1 January 2014:331-341 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84942656452 01/01/2014    
  • Initial assessment and management of thermal burn injuries in children. (Jamshidi R, Sato TT) Pediatr Rev 2013 Sep;34(9):395-404 PMID: 24000343 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84884484281 09/04/2013       9 Citations
  • Pulmonary embolism in two patients after severe hepatic trauma. (Claveria JK, Meyer MT, Wakeham MK, Sato TT) J Pediatr Intensive Care 2013 Sep;2(3):127-130 PMID: 31214434 PMCID: PMC6530726 09/01/2013    
  • Pediatric abdomen (Sato TT, Oldham KT) Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice: Fifth Edition 11 September 2012:1884-1945 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84915802144 09/11/2012    
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding in infantile hemangioma: a complication of segmental, rather than multifocal, infantile hemangiomas. (Drolet BA, Pope E, Juern AM, Sato T, Howell B, Puttgen KB, Lara-Corrales I, Gilliam A, Mancini A, Powell J, Siegel D, Metry D, Stevenson DA, Grimmer JF, Frieden IJ) J Pediatr 2012 Jun;160(6):1021-6.e3 PMID: 22240112 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84862826186 01/14/2012       21 Citations
  • Creation and implementation of a prospective pediatric clinical outcomes registry. (Cassidy LD, Jensen JN, Durkee CT, Calkins CM, Sato T, Tassone C, Kerschner J, Theilke RJ, Mitchell ME, Hoffman GM, Oldham KT) J Registry Manag 2011;38(3):138-43 PMID: 22223056 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84863243093 01/10/2012       4 Citations
  • Abnormal Rotation and Fixation of the Intestine (Sato TT) Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 2011:591-597 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84882896158 12/01/2011    
  • Conservative management of giant omphalocele with topical povidone-iodine and its effect on thyroid function. (Whitehouse JS, Gourlay DM, Masonbrink AR, Aiken JJ, Calkins CM, Sato TT, Arca MJ) J Pediatr Surg 2010 Jun;45(6):1192-7 PMID: 20620319 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77953831898 07/14/2010       28 Citations
  • Capsule endoscopy performed across the pediatric age range: indications, incomplete studies, and utility in management of inflammatory bowel disease. (Jensen MK, Tipnis NA, Bajorunaite R, Sheth MK, Sato TT, Noel RJ) Gastrointest Endosc 2010 Jul;72(1):95-102 PMID: 20472231 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77954088319 05/18/2010       36 Citations
  • Incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill children after trauma. (Hanson SJ, Punzalan RC, Greenup RA, Liu H, Sato TT, Havens PL) J Trauma 2010 Jan;68(1):52-6 PMID: 20065757 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-75649096012 01/13/2010       66 Citations
  • Beyond feasibility: a comparison of newborns undergoing thoracoscopic and open repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernias. (Gourlay DM, Cassidy LD, Sato TT, Lal DR, Arca MJ) J Pediatr Surg 2009 Sep;44(9):1702-7 PMID: 19735811 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-69549096080 09/09/2009       65 Citations
  • Colonic volvulus in children with intestinal motility disorders. (Altaf MA, Werlin SL, Sato TT, Rudolph CD, Sood MR) J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2009 Jul;49(1):59-62 PMID: 19465873 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-67651012620 05/26/2009       13 Citations
  • Renal cell carcinoma in a patient with cystinosis and inflammatory bowel disease: a case report. (Cameron C, Greenbaum L, Sato T, Trost B, Lundeen B, Kelly ME) Pediatr Nephrol 2008 Jul;23(7):1167-70 PMID: 18286306 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-44449125580 02/21/2008       4 Citations
  • Pediatric vascular injuries: patterns of injury, morbidity, and mortality. (Klinkner DB, Arca MJ, Lewis BD, Oldham KT, Sato TT) J Pediatr Surg 2007 Jan;42(1):178-82; discussion 182-3 PMID: 17208561 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33845957091 01/09/2007       51 Citations
  • Abnormal Rotation and Fixation of the Intestine Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 2006:757-764 12/01/2006    
  • Abnormal Rotation and Fixation of the Intestine (Sato TT) Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 2006:757-764 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84882899483 12/01/2006    
  • Assent for treatment: clinician knowledge, attitudes, and practice. (Lee KJ, Havens PL, Sato TT, Hoffman GM, Leuthner SR) Pediatrics 2006 Aug;118(2):723-30 PMID: 16882829 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33748415225 08/03/2006       36 Citations
  • Laparotomy versus peritoneal drainage for necrotizing enterocolitis and perforation. (Moss RL, Dimmitt RA, Barnhart DC, Sylvester KG, Brown RL, Powell DM, Islam S, Langer JC, Sato TT, Brandt ML, Lee H, Blakely ML, Lazar EL, Hirschl RB, Kenney BD, Hackam DJ, Zelterman D, Silverman BL) N Engl J Med 2006 May 25;354(21):2225-34 PMID: 16723614 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33646873514 05/26/2006       234 Citations
  • Esophageal achalasia (Sato TT) Pediatric Surgery and Urology: Long-Term Outcomes, Second Edition 1 January 2006:232-241 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84926987664 01/01/2006    
  • Use of vacuum-assisted closure system in the management of complex wounds in the neonate. (Arca MJ, Somers KK, Derks TE, Goldin AB, Aiken JJ, Sato TT, Shilyansky J, Winthrop A, Oldham KT) Pediatr Surg Int 2005 Jul;21(7):532-5 PMID: 15965692 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-25144437519 06/21/2005       25 Citations
  • Abdominal drain placement versus laparotomy for necrotizing enterocolitis with perforation. (Sato TT, Oldham KT) Clin Perinatol 2004 Sep;31(3):577-89 PMID: 15325539 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-4344591359 08/25/2004       13 Citations
  • Analgesia for children with acute abdominal pain: a survey of pediatric emergency physicians and pediatric surgeons. (Kim MK, Galustyan S, Sato TT, Bergholte J, Hennes HM) Pediatrics 2003 Nov;112(5):1122-6 PMID: 14595056 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0242300665 11/05/2003       42 Citations
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Center. (APSA Outcomes Committee) Semin Pediatr Surg 2002 Aug;11(3):181-3 PMID: 12145761 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036318647 07/30/2002       1 Citation
  • A randomized clinical trial of analgesia in children with acute abdominal pain. (Kim MK, Strait RT, Sato TT, Hennes HM) Acad Emerg Med 2002 Apr;9(4):281-7 PMID: 11927450 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036211728 04/03/2002       104 Citations
  • Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic esophagomyotomy for children with achalasia. (Mehra M, Bahar RJ, Ament ME, Waldhausen J, Gershman G, Georgeson K, Fox V, Fishman S, Werlin S, Sato T, Hill I, Tolia V, Atkinson J) J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2001 Oct;33(4):466-71 PMID: 11698765 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035176359 11/08/2001       28 Citations
  • Outcome of perforated necrotizing enterocolitis in the very low-birth weight neonate may be independent of the type of surgical treatment. (Ehrlich PF, Sato TT, Short BL, Hartman GE) Am Surg 2001 Aug;67(8):752-6 PMID: 11510576 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035434336 08/21/2001       48 Citations
  • Laparoscopic diagnosis and management of ovarian torsion in the newborn. (Decker PA, Chammas J, Sato TT) JSLS 1999 Apr-Jun;3(2):141-3 PMID: 10444015 PMCID: PMC3015323 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0033109605 08/12/1999       15 Citations
  • Transcriptional arrest of the human E-selectin gene. (Boyle EM Jr, Sato TT, Noel RF Jr, Verrier ED, Pohlman TH) J Surg Res 1999 Apr;82(2):194-200 PMID: 10090829 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032838687 03/26/1999       5 Citations
  • CD14-dependent activation of human endothelial cells by Bacteroides fragilis outer membrane. (Sato TT, Kovacich JC, Boyle EM Jr, Haddix TL, Weintraub A, Pohlman TH) J Surg Res 1998 Feb 01;74(2):103-11 PMID: 9587347 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032004583 05/20/1998       7 Citations
  • Hypothermia inhibits human E-selectin transcription. (Haddix TL, Pohlman TH, Noel RF, Sato TT, Boyle EM Jr, Verrier ED) J Surg Res 1996 Aug;64(2):176-83 PMID: 8812630 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030220098 08/01/1996       42 Citations
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections: obstacles in diagnosis. (Lille ST, Sato TT, Engrav LH, Foy H, Jurkovich GJ) J Am Coll Surg 1996 Jan;182(1):7-11 PMID: 8542094 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030032892 01/01/1996       125 Citations
  • Activation of human endothelial cells by viable or heat-killed gram-negative bacteria requires soluble CD14. (Noel RF Jr, Sato TT, Mendez C, Johnson MC, Pohlman TH) Infect Immun 1995 Oct;63(10):4046-53 PMID: 7558318 PMCID: PMC173569 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0029155372 10/01/1995       35 Citations
  • A piece of my mind. Frenzied calm. (Sato TT) JAMA 1993 Dec 15;270(23):2794 PMID: 8133605 12/15/1993    
  • A protein kinase C agonist, selective for the beta I isozyme, induces E-selectin and VCAM-1 expression on HUVEC but does not translocate PKC. (Deisher TA, Sato TT, Pohlman TH, Harlan JM) Biochem Biophys Res Commun 1993 Jun 30;193(3):1283-90 PMID: 7686753 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0027219052 06/30/1993       33 Citations
  • Diagnosis and management of pericardial abscess in trauma patients. (Sato TT, Geary RL, Ashbaugh DG, Jurkovich GJ) Am J Surg 1993 May;165(5):637-41 PMID: 8488952 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0027275043 05/01/1993       6 Citations
  • Last update: 12/06/2019
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