David Thomas Schindel, MD $$

Pediatric Surgeon

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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David T. Schindel, M.D., is a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon at Children’s Health℠. He is an associate professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern. Dr. Schindel specializes in minimally invasive surgery with a special focus in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease and the diagnosis and management of surgical conditions affecting the fetus and newborn.

Dr. Schindel completed his general surgery residency at the Indiana University Health and a pediatric surgery fellowship at the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.  

Dr. Schindel routinely publishes clinical articles and is actively involved in studies to improve the care and management of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and familial adenomatosis polyposis. He has been instrumental in establishing minimally invasive surgery practices at the hospital.

He participates in several national committees representing the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Dr. Schindel has been named a Top Doctor by D Magazine multiple years.

Residents of Plano, Dr. Schindel and his wife are proud of their three adult children, who have become health care professionals. Dr. Schindel enjoys being outside in his garage “tinkering” with various projects.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1992)
Indiana University Medical Center (1998), General Surgery
Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Headquarters Office (2000), Pediatric Surgery
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery