Joseph Drews, MD, joined the WVU Medicine Children’s team in September as a pediatric surgeon. He will also be serving as an assistant professor of pediatric surgery. While his roots are based in Michigan, Dr. Drews is already making West Virginia home.
“I am excited that we are providing cutting-edge, evidence-based surgical care to the children of West Virginia,” Drews said. “Most children with complex surgical diseases can now be cared for at WVU Medicine Children’s rather than traveling out of state, keeping them closer to home and their families.”
Before joining WVU Medicine Children’s, Drews completed his residency and fellowship training at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus,.
“Children are so resilient, and they have their entire lives in front of them,” Drews said. “We have the opportunity to positively influence an entire lifetime, which is an amazing responsibility.”
As a pediatric surgeon, Drews will specialize in minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, surgical oncology, and colorectal surgery.
“I will deliver the very best pre-, intra-, and post-operative care that I am able to provide,” Drews said. “I will treat each patient as if they were a member of my family. This, of course, includes intraoperative technique and decision-making, but there is more to surgery than just the operation. I will explain the disease and decision-making to each family, as we work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for their child.”
Drews’ passion for caring for children comes from his early days babysitting and has continued throughout his life.
In his free time, Drews enjoys being active and activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking. He also likes watching sports. Most of all, he loves spending time with his fiancée and their dog.