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Ronald B. Hirschl, M.D.
Ronald B. Hirschl, M.D.
Arnold G. Coran Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Head, Section of Pediatric Surgery

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Ronald B. Hirschl, M.D. is the Arnold G. Coran Professor of Surgery and Head of the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan. He trained in Pediatric Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and joined the staff at the University of Michigan in 1991. Dr. Hirschl is board certified in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care and has his Master's in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis.

His research and clinical areas of interest and expertise are in the management of respiratory failure, especially with extracorporeal support (ECLS, ECMO), the implantable artificial lung, and liquid ventilation with perfluorocarbons. He is a general Pediatric Surgeon with specific interests in chest surgery. Dr. Hirschl also has expertise in applied informatics and was the Chief Medical Information Officer for the University of Michigan Health System. He has served as the secretary of the American Pediatric Surgery Association (APSA) and is currently a Director on the American Board of Surgery and Chair of the Pediatric Surgery Board.  He also is a member of the University of Michigan Health System Faculty Group Practice Board.

Education

  • 1976-1979 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Undergraduate
  • 1979-1983 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; M.D.
  • 1993-1995 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; M.S. - Biostatistics and Clinical Research Design

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1983-1984 – Surgical Internship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1984-1989 – General Surgery Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1989-1990 – Pediatric Surgical Assistant Chief Resident, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1990-1991 – Pediatric Surgical Chief Resident, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Certification and Licensure

  • 2000 – American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery Certification
  • 2000 – American Board of Surgery, Critical Care Certification
  • 1999 – American Board of Surgery, General Surgery Certification
  • 1984 – National Board of Medical Examiners