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Elisabeth Wynne, MD

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minimally invasive neonatal and thoracic surgery

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Elisabeth Wynne, M.D., is Dayton Children's newest and first female pediatric surgeon. The Columbus native brings additional capacity and expertise in minimally invasive and thoracic surgery to the Dayton Children’s team.

While born in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Wynne was raised just outside of Washington D.C. She attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate studies where she graduated with highest distinction in biomedical engineering. Over the next four years she would remain in Virginia earning her medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Wynne completed a general surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. During her residency she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Biodesign – Medical Device Innovation at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. After residency, she went on to complete her postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at University of Utah in Salt Lake City. When asked why she likes working with children Dr. Wynne said, "Children are incredibly resilient, and I love being able to help them through a trauma or illness and get back to the activities they enjoy! You know a child is improving when you walk into their hospital or clinic room and see them playing happily."

After moving from coast-to-coast for her education, Dr. Wynne is excited to return to Ohio, where she will be closer to family while working at a top children's hospital. Outside of work Dr. Wynne loves spending time with her family; traveling, hiking and trying new restaurants!

 

education and training

  • medical school: University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • residency: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • fellowship: University of Utah in Salt Lake City - pediatric surgery

awards, honors and organizations

  • 2008: Graduated with Highest Distinction, B.S., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • 2011: Looking to the Future Scholar, Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • 2014-15: Clinical and Translational Science Awards Spectrum Fellow, Stanford Biodesign, Stanford, CA
  • 2014-16: Co-Founder, Aperture Biomedical, LLC
  • 2015: Semifinalist, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Medtech Innovator Showcase, San Diego, CA
  • 2018-19: Administrative Chief Resident at Washington University in St. Louis

publications and presentations

peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Wynne E, Louie A (2011). Epodermoid cyst of the breast: Mammography, ultrasound, MRI. Radiol Case Rep, 6(3), 431.
  • Wynne EK, Krummel TM (2016). Innovation within a university setting. Surgery, 160(6), 1427-1432.
  • Wynne EK, Azaguary DE (2019). Novel device to detect enterotomies in real time during laparoscopy: first human trail during Roux-en-y-gastric bypass. LID-10.1007/s00464-108-06637-2 [doi]. Surg Endosc.

non peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Wall J, Wynne E, Krummel T (2015). Biodesign process and culture to enable pediatric medical technology innovation. Semin Pediatr Surg, 24(3), 102-6.

book chapters

  • Klingensmith ME, Meyers B, Wynne E, et al (2015). Esophagus Chaper. In The Washington Manual of Surgery: Department of Surgery Washington University School of Medicine (6th Edition). Lippincott WIlliams and Wilkins.
  • Blevins KS, Azagury DE, Wall J, Chandra V, Wynne E, Krummel T (2017). How Good Ideas Die: Understanding the Pitfalls of Medtech Innovation. In Medical Innovation: Concept to Commercialization. Elsevier.
  • Klingensmith ME, Warner B, Wynne E, et al (2020). Pediatric Surgery Chapter. In The Washington Manual of Surgery: Department of Surgery Washington University School of Medicine (8th Edition). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

meeting presentations

  • Feldstein M, Wynne E. The Stanford Biodesign Innovation Process: The Application of Design Thinking to Address Unmet Clinical Needs with Medical Technology. Translational Sciences, Washington, DC. 2015.
  • Wynne E. Aperture Biomedical: Reliable Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Showcase Semifinalist Presentation, Advanced Medical Technology Association Medtech Innovator Competition, San Diego, CA. 2016.
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Very patient, explained everything, kind, and very comfortable to be around.

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Dr Wynne is absolutely wonderful. She takes her time and explains things well. Highly recommend

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My son was required to submit to a COVID test even while he was already diagnosed for his symptoms with appendicitis. It was unnecessary, especially when the CDC has already said that the tests cannot tell the difference between the flu, cold or COVID. While the service was great. Requiring patients to submit to a COVID test irregardless of whether they have symptoms or not is wrong.

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Dr. Wynne and her team is great a delivering a lot of information in a way that is easy to understand and process. She is patient and gives multiple opportunities to ask questions. We have never felt rushed, or like she had other places to be. When learning how to do my son's at home care Dr. Wynne and her Nurse Practitioner supplied us with the necessary tools and took the time to show me and let me try the procedure in the office. I feel very comfortable with her caring for my son.

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