Steven J. Kasten, M.D., MHPE, named surgeon in chief for C&W

September 26, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Steven J. Kasten, M.D., MHPE, has accepted the position as Surgeon in Chief for the Children’s and Women’s (C&W) Hospital, effective Sept. 1. 

In his new role, Kasten will lead process improvement initiatives. He will participate in the C&W OR Management and C&W OR committees and oversee the patient experience initiatives in C&W OR/PACU. 

He will also serve as the surgeon champion for the C&W OR around surgical supply cost reduction efforts, in coordination with all surgical services and staff.

Currently, Kasten is a clinical professor of surgery at U-M. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

Kasten received his medical degree in 1992 and completed his plastics and reconstructive surgery residency in 1998 at U-M. He received a Master’s in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2011. Kasten serves as the associate chair for education for the Department of Surgery and is the director of graduate medical education innovation for the medical school. 

Clinically, Kasten specializes in pediatric and craniofacial plastic surgery, including cleft lip and palate, vascular anomalies, facial/cranial reconstruction after trauma and cancer resection, and general pediatric plastic surgery. He founded and is director of the Vascular Anomalies Team and associate director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Program.