Stephen Mark Megison, MD $$

Pediatric Surgeon

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Steve Megison, M.D., is a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon at Children’s Health℠. He is medical director of Trauma at Children's Health, a Level 1 trauma center, and professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern. His special interests are trauma, hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery, surgical oncology, neonatal surgery, thoracic (non-cardiac) surgery, thoracic congenital malformation and minimally invasive robotic surgery. 

Dr. Megison earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. He completed his general surgery residency at Parkland Hospital and specialty training in pediatric surgery at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. Certified by the American Board of Surgery, he joined Children’s Health and UT Southwestern in 1993.

He has been frequently recognized in D Magazine’s list of “Best Doctors” (2013-2033) and listed among the best physicians by Texas Monthly (2010-2020) and US News and World Report

Education and Training

Medical School
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (1985)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (1986), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (1991), General Surgery
University of OK Health Sciences Center (1993), Pediatric Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (1989), Research
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
  • Research Interests

    • Resident Education
    • Pediatric Surgical Oncology
    • Thoracic Congenital Malformation
  • Publications

    • Management of Parapneumonic Collections in Infants and Children, Doski, JJ, Derek, L, Hicks, BA, Megison, SM, Sanchez, P, Contador, M, Guzzetta, PC Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2000 35 (2) 265-270
    • Ileosigmoid Knotting in a Six Year Old Child, Meier, DE, Megison, SM Pediatric Surgery International 1999 15 407-408
    • Congenital and Neonatal Bowel Disorders, Megison, SM, Votteler, TP Essentials of Pediatric Intensive Care 1997 Levine DL, Morriss, FC, e 796-802
    • Diffuse Fibrosis of the Colon Complicating Cystic Fibrosis, Prestridge, L, Rogers, BB, Pritchard, M, Hermann, D, Megison, SM, Brown, ME, Prestige, C Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 1996 22 219-224
    • "Spontaneous" Mediastinal Pancreatic Pseudocyst Fistulizaiton to the Esophagus, Landreneau, RJ, Johnson, JA, Keenan, RJ, Thompson, WB, Megison, SM, Ferson, PF Annuals of Thoracic Surgery 1994 57 208-210
  • Professional Activities

    • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
    • American Pediatric Surgical Association
    • ATOMAC Pediatric Trauma Network
    • Parkland Surgical Society
    • Pediatric Trauma Society
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialists (2002, 2004, 2007, 2013-2021)
    • Lloyd and Ruth Rader Trust Scholarship - Outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellow: Children's Hospital of Oklahoma (1993)
    • Parkland Surgical Society Best Paper Award - "Low Dose Enteral Allopurinol Prophylaxis in Mesenteric Ischemia" (1991)
    • Resident Teaching Award (1991)
    • Parkland Surgical Society Best Paper Award - "The Effects of Relief of Biliary Obstruction on Mononuclear Phagocyte System Function/Cell Medicated Immunity" (1989)
    • Doctor-Patient Relationship Award - Shreveport Medical Society (1985)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    • Texas Super Doctor, Texas Monthly (2006, 2007, 2010-2020)

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