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Daniel Robertson, MD, FAAP

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Department of Surgery

Pediatrics Residency

Department of Pediatrics

Pronouns: he/him/his

Contact

Office Phone:

309-655-3800

Selected Grants

JUMP ARCHES, Development of a Pneumothorax Computational Model Toward Lung Metastasis Visualization and Modeling, Lead Investigator

JUMP ARCHES, Machine Guided Staging of Neuroblastic Tumors of Patient Specific 3D Models, Lead Investigator

JUMP ARCHES, Multi-Modality Super-Resolution Brain Imaging for Neonates, Co-Lead Investigator

Selected Publications

  • Bramlet M, Aprahamian C, Jeziorczak P, Munaco A, Perham O, Lyuksember V, Robertson DJ. Virtual Reality for Preoperative Surgical Planning in Complex Pediatric Oncology. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, 2024: doi 10.1089/lap.2023.0039
  • Robertson DJ, Bramlet MT, Abramson ZT, Davidoff AM. Virtual Reality Applications in Pediatric Surgery. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery(33)1. 2024: doi 10.1016/j.sempedsurg.2024.151387
  • Robertson DJ, Jeziorczak P, Aprahamian CJ. Diaphragmatic Pacing for Respiratory failure in pediatrics. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery(33)1. 2024: doi 10.1016/j.sempedsurg.2024.151386
  • Bakir M, Iqbal U, Gazal A, Robertson D. Case Report: Acute Abdomen and Large Mesenteric Mass as Another Face of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in an Adolescent Child: Measure Twice, Act Once! Frontiers in Pediatrics(11), 2023: doi 10.3389/fped.2023.1324670
  • Roberts B, Cooke-Barber J, Ingram MC, Danko M, Trudeau M, Glick RD, Short SS, Robertson DJ, Raval MV, Dasgupta R, Rich BS. Disparities in Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Solid Tumors: A Systematic Review. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 70(7), 2023: e30355. doi 10.1002/pbc.30355
  • Skarda DE, Danko ME, Glick RD, Guner YS, Le HD, Rich BS, Robertson DJ, Short SS, Weiss RG, Von Arendonk KJ, Raval MV. Dollars and Sense: The Business of Pediatric Surgery. Journal of Surgical Research 285, 2023: 220-228. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2022.12.038
  • Mowrer A, Esparaz J, Wolfe D, Chakraborty S, Nierstedt R, Hwang E, Robertson D. Low Socioeconomic Status and Formula Feeding Directly Correlate With Increased Incidence of Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 54(12), 2019:2498-2502. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.08.044
  • Esparaz JR, Mowrer AR, Chakraborty SR, Nierstedt RT, Zumpf KB, Jeziorczak PM, Munaco AJ, Robertson, DJ, Pearl RH, Aprahamian CJ. Adopting Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Children – Is It Safe During the Learning Curve? Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques 29(10), 2019: 1306-1310. doi 10.1089/lap.2019.0112
  • Goslin B, Bunchman T, Robertson D, Decou J. Benefits of Transperitoneal Approach to Bilateral Pretransplant Laparoscopic Nephrectomies in Pediatric Patients. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Advanced Surgical Techniques 23(4), 2013: 402-404
  • Goslin B, Brown A, Robertson D. Gastroschisis, ileal atresia, and Hirschsprung’s disease in a newborn: the first reported case. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 47(11), 2012: 2134-2136

Service to Community

Surgical Mission Trips:

  • Arequipa, Peru – July 9 -20, 2013
  • El Progreso, Honduras – October 29 – November 6, 2021
  • El Progreso, Honduras – October 14 – October 22, 2022
  • Ternopil, Ukraine – April 5-April 14, 2024

Professional Leadership

Scientific Committee, Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS)

Delivery of Surgical Care Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

New Technology Committee, American Pediatric Surgery Association (APSA)

External Advisory Council, IMMERSE (Center for Immersive Computing) - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Notable Honors

2023, Finalist - Innovator of the Year, OSF Healthcare System

2022, Surgical Faculty Educator Award, Pediatric Department - UICOMP

2007, Surgery Subspecialty Teach of the Year Award, General Surgery Residency Department - Grand Rapids, MI

2003, David Tapper Memorial Residency Teaching Award, University of Washington Department of Surgery

Education

- Fellowship: University of Alabama-Birmingham(UAB) - Pediatric Surgery (Birmingham, AL)

- Fellowship: University of Alabama-Birmingham(UAB) - Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery (Birmingham, AL)

- Residency: University of Washington - General Surgery (Seattle, WA)

- Medical School: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

- Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Illinois State Medical License #036144989 2018 – present
  • Michigan State Medical License #4301087361 2006 – present

Professional Memberships

  • American Pediatric Surgery Association (APSA)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)
  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS)
  • Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS)

Selected Presentations

Invited Speaking Engagements:

  • Robertson DJ (session moderator and panel presenter), Austin MT, Ryan ML, Bain AP, Gupta VS, Goode C, Davidoff AM. Virtual Reality and 3D Modeling in Pediatric Surgery. Breakout session at American Pediatric Surgery Association, May 18, 2024, Phoenix, AZ
  • Tsai A, Carter S, Goldstein S, Robertson DJ. ChatGPT for the Pediatric Surgeon: The Fundamental Skills. New Technology Committee, Breakshop session at American Pediatric Surgery Association, May 17, 2024, Phoenix, AZ
  • Ready Surgeon One: Virtual and Mixed Reality in Pediatric Surgical Oncology. Robertson D. International Pediatric Surgery Oncology (IPSO) Conference, Phoenix, AZ 5/15/24
  • Virtual Reality for Presurgical Planning in Pediatric Surgery. Robertson D, Bramlet M. Immerse (Center for Immersive Computing) Symposium, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) 2/7/2024
  • Virtual Reality for Presurgical Planning in Pediatric Oncology. Robertson D. Grand Rounds - St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 6/17/2022
  • Virtual Reality’s Role in Surgical Planning. Robertson D, Bramlet M. Seminar - St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 6/16/2022

Conference Podium Presentations:

  • Rich BS, Roberts B, Nofi CP, Glick RD, Fisher JC, Durkin ET, GarciaCabrera CR, Ignacio RC, Short SS, Krinock D, Wolf LL, Weiss RG, Ryan EE, Robertson DJ, Abebrese EL, Van Arendonk K, Hwang R, Nace G, Cerise J, Rothstein DH. Factors Associated with Delay to Care in Pediatric and Adolescent Adnexal Torsion: A Multi-Institutional Review. Accepted for presentation at American Pediatric Surgery Association, May 16, 2024. Phoenix, AZ
  • Wolf LL, Fisher JC, Skarda DE, Ignacio RC, Le HD, Van Arenonk K, Gow K, Glick RD, Guner Y, Ahmad H, Danko ME, Downard CD, Raval MV, Robertson DJ, Weiss RG, Rich BS. Impact of Locum Tenens Providers on Delivery of Pediatric Surgical Care. Accepted for presentation at American Pediatric Surgery Association, May 18, 2024, Phoenix, AZ
  • Meister M, Robertson DJ. Retained Appendicolith Erosion Through Gallbladder Fundus Presenting as Acute Cholangitis: A Late Postoperative Complication of Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Presented at Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, September 13, 2023. Bali, Indonesia
  • Robertson DJ, Kapur R, Sood M, Khan R, Maheshwari A. Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Myenteric Hypoganglionosis. Presented at Pacific Associations of Pediatric Surgeons Sept 13, 2023. Bali, Indonesia
  • Bramlet M, Aprahamian CJ, Jeziorczak PM, Munaco AJ, Perham OA, Lyuksemburg V, Robertson DJ. Virtual Reality for Preoperative Planning in Complex Pediatric Oncology. Presented at Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, September 22, 2022. Quito, Ecuador
  • Lyuksemburg V, Robertson DJ, Marshall JS, Jeziorczak PM, Munaco AJ, Stroumpi E, Bramlet M, Keller MP, Orcutt ST. Virtual Reality for Preoperative Planning in Complex Surgical Oncology Increases Surgeons’s Confidence. Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress October 24, 2021 (virtual due to COVID)
  • Esparaz JR, Mowrer AR, Aigner KL, Chakroborty SR, McGarvey JS, Jeziorcziak PM, Munaco AJ, Robertson DJ, Pearl RH, Aprahamian CJ. Mesh Matters: Patch material in congenital diaphragmatic hernia affects recurrence rate. Presented at the International Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Symposium – CDH2020, February 10, 2020. Houston, Texas
  • Esparaz JR, Mowrer AR, Chakraborty SR, Nierstedt RT, Zumpf KB, Jeziorczak PM, Munaco AJ, Robertson DJ, Pearl RH, Aprahamian CJ. Adopting Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Children – Is It Safe During the Learning Curve? Presented at International Pediatric Endosurgery 28th Annual Congress, March 21, 2019. Santiago, Chile
  • Mowrer A, Esparaz J, Wolfe D, Chakraborty S, Nierstedt R, Hwang E, Robertson D. Low Socioeconomic Status and Formula Feeding Directly Correlate With Increased Incidence of Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis. Presented at Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, March 13, 2019. Christchurch, New Zealand

Research Currently in Progress

  • Implementing Virtual Reality Technology for the Use of Patient Education. Speckhart B, Libes J, D’Souza A, Kumar P, Mehta B, Bramlet M, Aprahamian C, Jeziorczak P, Munaco A, Bugaieski E, Gaitros S, Wallace B, West A, Robertson DJ. 1/7/2020 – present
  • Clinical Provider Feedback on the Use of a 3D Visualization System for Surgical Planning. Amos J, Sutton B, Robertson DJ, Varatharajah Y, Waltz A, Plunkett M, Bramlet M. 3/29/23 – present
  • Establishment of Tumor Library Collection at 3D NIH. Robertson DJ, Bramlet M. 10/23 - present