• Director, Pediatric Trauma, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Male
  • Online Personal Health Record Available


Michael W. Dingeldein, MD, is a pediatric surgeon and Director, Pediatric Trauma at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He also sees patients at UH Twinsburg, UH Landerbrook and UH Mentor health centers. He is Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Dingeldein is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and certified in advanced trauma life support, pediatric advanced life support, advanced cardiac life support, neonatal resuscitation and advanced burn life support. His special interests include pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, neonatal surgery critical care, surgical oncology, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (heart-lung machine) and trauma. He joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital staff in 2014.

Dr. Dingeldein graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, and earned his doctorate in medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. He served a residency in general surgery at Rush University - Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Ill. He completed a fellowship in pediatric surgical critical care at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, and conducted surgical research at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at The Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma University Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Dr. Dingeldein has published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented research abstracts and posters at national and international scientific and medical meetings. He is a member of numerous professional and scientific organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Trauma Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine among others.

Research Interests

Pediatric trauma resuscitation
Pediatric disaster management

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care
American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery
American Board of Surgery - Surgery

Education & Training


1999, University of Cincinnati

Medical / Professional School(s)

2004, The Ohio State University College of Medicine


2005, General Surgery - Rush University Medical Center


2008, General Surgery - Rush University Medical Center
2012, General Surgery - Rush University Medical Center


2009, Pediatric Surgical Critical Care - Children's Memorial Hospital
2014, Pediatric Surgery - Children's Hospital of Oklahoma


Pediatric Surgery

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatric Surgery - General and Thoracic Surgery
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Landerbrook Health Center
5850 Landerbrook Rd
Ste 220
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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UH Twinsburg Health Center
8819 Commons Blvd
Specialty Clinic, Ste 202
Twinsburg, OH 44087
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