Pediatric Surgery

Academic Surgery

Division Chief

Kenneth Azarow, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.


Marilyn Butler, M.D.
Elizabeth Fialkowski, M.D.
Mubeen Jafri, M.D.
Sanjay Krishnaswami, M.D.

The Pediatric Surgery service at OHSU is a collaborative team of physicians and advanced-practice providers concerned with discovering and evaluating techniques of Pediatric Surgical care. The Division of Pediatric Surgery directs a busy inpatient and outpatient clinical service both at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

Our collaborative service utilizes not only the expertise of our OHSU staff but also incorporates the pediatric surgeons of the Legacy and Kaiser systems. Given the collective training experiences from such prestigious children’s hospitals located in Toronto, Montreal, Cincinnati, Columbus, Houston, and Indianapolis, we are able to offer the medical students, residents, and fellows of OHSU a complete and diverse educational experience.

The Pediatric Surgery faculty members have special expertise in such areas as congenital abnormalities, single port surgery, antegrade continence enema, congenital chest wall abnormalities, thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, endoscopy (bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy, peritoneoscopy, and thoracoscopy), surgery for cancerous and noncancerous tumors, trauma surgery and neonatal minimal access surgery.

The Division of Pediatric Surgery proudly follows OHSU’s education tradition by instructing future generations of pediatric surgeons. The Division of Pediatric Surgery offers a two-year accredited Pediatric Surgery Residency, accepting one resident per year.

Our service performs over 2,000 operations per year. Our faculty is committed to serving this population not only during perioperative time-course but as they grow and develop over the long term. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Randall Children’s Hospital are 2 of 56 hospitals participating in Pediatric NSQIP. This database is the only one of its kind, directed at surgical outcomes in the pediatric population.

Learn about our Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

Kenneth Azarow, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Academic Faculty Kenneth Azarow, MD

Kenneth Scott Azarow, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., is the Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery.  He came to Portland after five years in Omaha, Nebraska following a distinguished 25-year career in the United States Army.  Dr. Azarow was assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center after completing his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program. His progression at Madigan has taken him to the positions of Director of the General Surgery Residency Training Program and Chief of the Department of Surgery which he held at the time of his retirement from the Army. While in Omaha he developed and initiated the Pediatric Surgery Training Program at the University of Nebraska. His entire professional career has been dedicated to training surgeons so that they can  take care of the next generation of children. 

Fellowship Opportunities

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