Pediatric Surgery Research

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center is committed to making life better for children.

Developing new surgical techniques and examining the way we practice medicine allows Children’s Medical Center to provide the very best care for our patients and families.

Through our affiliation with UT Southwestern, our surgeons, fellows, residents and medical students have access to some of the most cutting-edge research in the world. They are involved in more than 20 clinical and basic science research studies in the following areas: appendicitis, trauma, obesity management, ovarian tumors, intussusceptions, pyloric stenosis and diagnostic radiation to name just a few. Some of these studies include:

  • Dr. Robert Foglia’s research in examining the effectiveness of performing single incision appendectomy surgeries

  • Dr. Steve Megison and Dr. Joseph Murphy are involved in a study examining the causes of duodenal injury. This study is in conjunction with five other Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Centers

  • Dr. Li Ern Chen’s pyloric stenosis study is testing a standardized feeding protocol for patients undergoing stomach surgery

  • Dr. David Schindel’s study in treating patients with intussusception by using non- operative treatments

  • Dr. Anne Fischer’s work in developing a scoring system to treat ovarian tumors

  • Dr. Michael Skinner’s work in providing surgical solutions to patients with obesity-related health issues

In the last three years, the division has published 27 peer-reviewed, journal articles, 10 book chapters and invited reviews, and has presented at 38 local, regional, national and international conferences.

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