Referral Directory

Expertise in all surgical areas

The staff at Children’s includes experts in all specialty areas of pediatric surgery. These areas and their leaders are introduced below.

Chief of Surgery:

Robert P. Foglia , M.D.

Key Physician Contacts:

Amy C. Brenski , M.D. - Otolarynology

Steve Byrd , M.D., F.A.C.S. - Plastic Surgery

Dev M. Desai , M.D., Ph.D. - Transplant

Joseph M. Forbess , M.D. - Cardiovascular & Thoraic Surgery

Alton G. McWhorter , D.D.S. - Dental

Steve Megison , M.D. - Trauma

Karl E. Rathjen , M.D. - Orthopeadics

Douglas P. Sinn , D.D.S. - Oral Surgery

Fred Sklar , M.D. - Neurosurgery

Warren T. Snodgrass , M.D. - Urology

David R. Weakley, Jr. , M.D. - Ophthalmology

Surgery Directors:

Sherri Bobo , (Children's at Legacy)

Denise Claussen , RN, MSN, CAN, BSN (Children's Dallas)

Patricia Crabb , RN, BS (Children's Pavillion Surgery Center Dallas)

Phone numbers:

Main: 214-456-7000

Description of services:

Information for referral sources:

Children on managed care programs may require referral by their primary care physician. Direct physician referral is preferred.

For after hours or emergencies, call 214-456-7000 to request the on-call attending pediatric surgeon.

Why Children’s Medical Center?

  • Each surgeon on the Children’s medical staff has completed specialty training in pediatric surgery.
  • Surgeons who take trauma calls receive specialty ATLS training in caring for injured patients.
  • The general surgeons on the medical staff at Children’s perform more than 3,000 operations annually and admit to the hospital more than 1,000 injured children under the age of 13.