John J Meehan, MD

John J Meehan, MD


  • Academic Title: Associate Professor, Surgery
  • On Staff Since: January 2008
"Taking the surgery of today into the future. I work closely to make robotic surgery more compatible with our small pediatric surgical patients and help in the development of instrumentation that is more suitable for pediatrics."
  • Biography

    John Meehan, 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 Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center, and is co-director of the Seattle Children's Robotic Surgery Center. His clinical and research focus is on minimally invasive robotic surgery and new technologies. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field and has been one of the leaders in advancing the use robotic surgery. Dr. Meehan received his medical degree from the University of Iowa, College of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

    Board Certification(s)

    Surgery (General Surgery)
    Surgical Critical Care
    Pediatric Surgery


    University Of Iowa Roy J & Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

    Clinical Interests

    Robotic surgery

    Research Description

    Short bowel syndrome, inguinal hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. With Dr. Keith Georgeson, Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Birmingham, Alabama, June 1995-June 1996.

    Meehan, John & E Georgeson, K. (1997). Laparoscopic fundoplication in infants and children. Surgical endoscopy. 10. 1154-7. 10.1007/s004649900269

    J. Meehan, John & E. Georgeson, Keith. (1997). Laparoscopic Fundoplication Yields Low Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Neurologically Impaired Children. Pediatric Endosurgery & Innovative Techniques. 1. 11-14. 10.1089/pei.1997.1.11

    J. Meehan, John & E. Georgeson, Keith. (1997). Laparoscopic Fundoplication for the Treatment of Reflux-Associated Pulmonary Disease in Infants and Children. Pediatric Endosurgery & Innovative Techniques. 1. 83-85. 10.1089/pei.1997.1.83


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