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

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Pediatrics, Surgery
Special Interest:
Surgery, General (Pediatric)
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Surgeon-in-Chief for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Professor and Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery


Dr. Azarow joined the Doernbecher Surgical Team in 2013 after five years in Omaha, Nebraska following a distinguished 25 year career in the United States Army. His first assignment after his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship was to Madigan Army Medical Center. 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.

Academically, he has published approximately 60 papers in peer reviewed journals, 25 book chapters, and has over 75 abstract presentations in national and international venues. His most cited areas of interest include Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Necrotizing Enetrocolitis, Pediatric Chest Surgery, and wartime/humanitarian care of children. In July of 2012 he began a six year term as a Director of the American Board of Surgery. In that capacity he also serves as Vice Chair of the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery.

Professional Education

  • Degrees:
    B.S., Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1981
    M.A., Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, 1983
    M.D., F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, 1987
  • Residency:

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1992

  • Fellowship:

    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, Universtiy of Toronto, Canada, 1996

  • Certification:

    American Board of Surgery: Surgery, 1993, (most recent recertification 2010)

    American Board of Surgery: Pediatric Surgery, 1998, (most recent recertification 2012)


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