Children’s Hospital Colorado has announced the appointment of Dr. Duncan Wilcox as Surgeon-in-Chief and Director of our Center for Children’s Surgery. He has served as the hospital’s interim Surgeon-in-Chief since April 2017.
Strengthening existent systems and research
“I am deeply honored to accept this new position and look forward to working closely with my colleagues to create a collaborative environment upon which to further build our world-class Center for Children’s Surgery,” said Dr. Wilcox. “Together, we’ll continue strengthening the care and service we provide in our seven-state region, develop destination centers of surgical excellence, maintain and improve our educational opportunities and create a world-leading surgical research and innovation enterprise.”
A decade with Children's Colorado
Dr. Wilcox joined Children’s Colorado in 2008 as the Chief of Pediatric Urology. He practices at the hospital’s Anschutz Medical Campus location, as well as Children’s Colorado South Campus in Highlands Ranch. He has served as a trustee of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation board since 2015, and was recently named The Ponzio Family Chair for the Surgeon-in-Chief by the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation.
“Duncan Wilcox has proven himself to be an outstanding leader during his tenure as interim surgeon-in-chief,” noted Jena Hausmann, president and CEO of Children’s Colorado. “With his vision, passion and strategic mindset, in addition to his highly regarded medical expertise and research background, he was a natural choice to fill this role on our medical leadership team. I have every confidence that he will lead our already outstanding Center for Children’s Surgery to even greater heights in the future.”
Dr. Wilcox’s primary clinical interests include reconstructive urology, incontinence and patients with bladder disease and complex bladder anomalies. He has led and/or been involved in a number of clinical outcome studies specifically involving hypospadias, undescended testicles and patients with hydronephrosis, or the swelling of a kidney due to a build-up of urine.
He attended medical school at the University of London, trained in pediatric urology and pediatric surgery at the University of London, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and was an attending physician in London and UT Southwestern in Dallas.