Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery
Children's Foundation Research Institute, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

49 N DUNLAP ST. RM 266
Tel: (901) 448-6446

Research Interests

Dr. Gosain’s directs the Pediatric Surgery Research Laboratory at the Children’s Foundation Research Institute of the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. His laboratory research focuses on the development of the Enteric Nervous System and Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immune System. The long-term goal of his research is to gain an understanding of the interactions between the Enteric Nervous System and Gastrointestinal Immune System in both development and disease to permit the generation of novel neuro-immunomodulatory therapies that may potentially target a broad range of congenital and acquired pediatric gastrointestinal tract diseases (Hirschsprung’s disease, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Intestinal Atresia, Motility Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, etc.).

Dr. Gosain''s clinical research focus is in optimizing modes of communication in Pediatric Surgery to ensure patient safety. This includes development of clinical pathways for common pediatric surgical conditions and pediatric trauma patients. Another area of active work is the utilization of a health information technology leveraged approach to improving provider communications during transitions of care for pediatric trauma patients in the hospital setting. Finally, Dr. Gosain is studying methods to optimize informed consent discussions in Pediatric General Surgery.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Gosain is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. He specializes in minimally-invasive General and Thoracic Pediatric Surgery. His specific interests are in Hirschsprung’s disease (congenital intestinal aganglionosis), Anorectal malformations (imperforate anus, cloaca, cloacal exstrophy), Oncology (Neuroblastoma, Wilms’ Tumor, Hepatoblastoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Rare Tumors), and Neonatal surgery (including Esophageal Atresia, Intestinal Atresias, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia).

Dr. Gosain is the former director of the CHARM (Cloaca, Hirschsprung''s, AnoRectal Malformations) Clinic at the University of Wisconsin/American Family Children''s Hospital.


Dr. Gosain received his Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland (1996).  He received is MD degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia (2000).  He completed an NIH Research Fellowship in Burns and Trauma at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois (2006).  He received his PhD in Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy from Loyola University Chicago (2006).  He completed his General Surgery Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois (2008).  He completed a Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship at University of Tennessee LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (2010).