MyChart| About Meriter | Contact Us | En Español

Schedule Appointment Online

Kenneth J. Foster, MD

General Surgery

"I strive to develop and maintain a working partnership with my patients. Together we tailor a treatment plan to best suit the wants, needs and expectations of each individual and their family."

Primary Clinic: Meriter Specialty Clinic

202 S. Park Street, 2 East
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 417-5454

Hospital Affiliations

Meriter Hospital

Education and Board Certification

2012, Prior Affiliation, Aurora Medical Center - Manitowoc County
2011, Prior Affiliation, Holy Family Memorial Medical Ctr
1999, Military, Ellsworth AFB
1997, Residency, Temple University Hospital
1992, Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago
1991, Residency, Rush Presbyterian University Medical College
1990, Medical School, Rush Medical College
ABMS/AOA Certification, American Board of Surgery

Medical Interests

The general surgery specialty requires a wide-range of expertise. Dr. Foster was drawn to this demanding field because of the broad spectrum of patients which makes each day unique. He is pleased to help with all manner of surgical issues including those of the breast, thyroid, skin, stomach, gallbladder, small intestine, and colon as well as all sorts of hernias. His patients benefit from minimally invasive surgical techniques that allow them to recover faster.

Medical Philosophy

Dr. Foster believes in forming a team for the best possible outcome for his patients. The team includes the patient, their primary care provider as well as their support network during recovery. His patients benefit from how well he listens to their symptoms and presents their treatment options. Ultimately the patient decides the best option for their individual situation. Dr. Foster enjoys how surgery positively improves his patients’ quality of life.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Foster enjoys sports, landscaping and fishing.

About General Surgeons

A surgeon specializing in general surgery focuses on abdominal organs and their diseases: esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix, spleen and thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. They also perform vasectomies and deal with diseases involving the skin, breast and hernias. Their wide variety of surgical expertise proves to be a competitive, rewarding and demanding specialty in its own right.

Meriter Medical Group Provider:  Yes