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Daniel J. Ledbetter, MD

Daniel J. Ledbetter, MD

General Surgery, Oncology, Surgery Pulmonary Follow-Up, Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine

On staff since September 2000

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I work closely with our neonatologists colleagues to help develop pathways of care to help ensure that the highest quality and safest care is afforded to these tiny infants. I devote a significant amount of time to medical student teaching at the University of Washington, introducing the physicians of tomorrow to the complexity of modern clinical care."

  • Daniel Ledbetter, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital, and an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He also attends at the Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center.

    He received his MD from University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Ledbetter completed his residency at the University of Washington and his fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Ledbetter's interests include thyroid, parathyroid, and other endocrine surgery, surgical critical care and ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, a procedure in which an artificial heart-lung machine takes over the work of the lungs, and sometimes also the heart. His interests also include neonatal surgery and general and thoracic surgery of infants and children.

    • Ruth Sammamish, WA 06.09.16

      I will be forever grateful to Dr Ledbetter and his team. My daughter recently had a CPAM on her lungs that needed to be removed, there were also further complications making this a difficult surgery. Dr Ledbetter was very thorough and educated us on her condition and on the surgical procedure. He was kind and sought to engage my very nervous 20 month old. He filled my husband and I with confidence going into the surgery and the outcome was better than we had anticipated. Many of his colleagues told us that Dr Ledbetter and Dr Waldhuesen were some of the most highly esteemed doctors at Children's. We were very blessed to have such a great team looking after our daughter.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
    Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
    • Chesley PM, Ledbetter DJ, Meehan JJ, Oron AP, Javid PJ
      Contemporary trends in the use of primary repair for gastroschisis in surgical infants.
      25776902 American journal of surgery , 2015 May - 2015 May : 209(5)901-5; discussion 905-6 PMCID: PMC4667964
    • Chesley PM, Ledbetter DJ, Meehan JJ, Oron AP, Javid PJ
      Contemporary trends in the use of primary repair for gastroschisis in surgical infants.
      25776902 American journal of surgery , 2015 Feb. 24
    • Ledbetter DJ
      Thyroid cancer
      Endocrine Surgery in Children , 2015
    • Ledbetter DJ
      Thyroid cancer
      Endocrine Surgery in Children , 2015
    • Ledbetter DJ, Johnson PRV (eds)
      Endocrine Surgery in Children
    • Ledbetter DJ
      Thyroid surgery in children.
      24931349 Seminars in pediatric surgery , 2014 Apr, : 23(2)60-5
    • McAteer JP, Ledbetter DJ, Goldin AB
      Role of bottle feeding in the etiology of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.
      24146084 JAMA pediatrics , 2013 Dec. : 167(12)1143-9
    • Ledbetter DJ
      Congenital abdominal wall defects and reconstruction in pediatric surgery: gastroschisis and omphalocele.
      22595717 The Surgical clinics of North America , 2012 June : 92(3)713-27, x
    • Nguyen-Vermillion A, Juul SE, McPherson RJ, Ledbetter DJ
      Time course of C-reactive protein and inflammatory mediators after neonatal surgery.
      21419426 The Journal of pediatrics , 2011 July : 159(1)121-6
    • Ledbetter DJ, Sawin RS
      Adrenal insufficiency in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
      20659737 The Journal of pediatrics , 2010 Oct. : 696; author reply 696
    • Lee SL, Kim SS, Shekherdimian S, Ledbetter DJ
      Complications as a result of the Heimlich maneuver.
      18349716 The Journal of trauma , 2009 Mar. : E34-5
    • Lee SL, Beyer TD, Kim SS, Waldhausen JH, Healey PJ, Sawin RS, Ledbetter DJ
      Initial nonoperative management and delayed closure for treatment of giant omphaloceles.
      17101356 Journal of pediatric surgery , 2006 Nov. : 1846-9
    • Ledbetter DJ
      Gastroschisis and omphalocele.
      16580922 The Surgical clinics of North America , 2006 Apr, : 249-60, vii
    • Lau ST, Kim SS, Lee SL, Ledbetter DJ
      The anomalous splenic vein: a case report and review of the literature.
      16150357 Journal of pediatric surgery , 2005 Sept. : 1492-4
    • Kim SS, Lau ST, Lee SL, Schaller R Jr, Healey PJ, Ledbetter DJ, Sawin RS, Waldhausen JH
      Pyloromyotomy: a comparison of laparoscopic, circumumbilical, and right upper quadrant operative techniques.
      15978445 Journal of the American College of Surgeons , 2005 July : 66-70
    • Lau ST, Kim SS, Ledbetter DJ, Healey PJ
      Fraternal twins with Morgagni hernias.
      15852290 Journal of pediatric surgery , 2005 Apr, : 725-7
    • Weiss MD, Williams JL, Ledbetter DJ, Neu J
      Necrotizing Enterocolitis
      Workbook in Practical Neonatology, 3rd edition , 2001
    • Wolfson PJ, Poenaru D, Ledbetter DJ
      Pediatric Surgery: Surgical Diseases of Children
      Essentials of Surgical Specialties, 2nd Edition , 2000
    • Uitvlugt N, Ledbetter D
      Treatment of Pediatric Burns
      Pediatric Trauma: Initial Care of the Injured Child , 1995
    • Arensman RM, Statter MB, Ledbetter DJ, Vargish T (eds)
      Pediatric Trauma: Initial Care of the Injured Child
    • Arensman RM, Fenner GC, Loe WA, Ledbetter DJ
      Care of Traumatic Wounds
      In Pediatric Trauma: Prevention, Acute Care, Rehabilitation , 1993

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Endocrine Surgery in Children (overview and session moderator) American College of Surgeons, Clinical Congress San Francisco, California Oct. 2008
    Abdominal Wall Defects: Prenatal considerations American Pediatric Surgical Association annual meeting Naples, Florida May 2001
    A multidisciplinary approach in reviewing complex cases of critically ill pediatric patients Society of Critical Care Medicine annual meeting Orlando, Florida Feb. 2000
    Child Abuse from Burning American Burn Association annual meeting, Pediatric Burn Care, Postgraduate Course A Lake Buena Vista, Florida March 1999
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    C- reactive protein (CRP) and neonatal surgery Seattle Childrens Hospital Academic Enrichment Fund 2007
    Cyclosporine mediated endovascular injury Northwest Kidney Foundation Research Grant 1988
    Cyclosporine mediated endovascular injury Biomedical Research Support Grant 1986

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - General
Surgical Critical Care

Medical/Professional School

University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville

Residency

Surgery - General, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

Research, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Endocrine surgery, Surgical critical care, ECMO, Neonatal surgery, General and thoracic surgery of infants and children

Research Focus Area

Translational Research