Biography

Dr. Gloria Gogola is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand, Dr. Gogola specializes in Pediatric Hand and Upper Limb surgery. Her areas of clinical expertise include congenital hand differences, upper limb deformity and growth arrest, limb length discrepancy, and the treatment of the upper limb in cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis, and syndromic conditions.

Dr. Gogola received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Following an Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston she completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to joining UTHealth she was the Chief of the Hand and Upper Limb Service at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Houston hospital.

Dr. Gogola is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and the Orthopedic Research Society. She has served as the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society and as President of the Houston Orthopedic Society.

Dr. Gogola has authored many publications in scientific journals and presented at national and international meetings on the development of pediatric dexterity, evaluation of hand function, and upper limb motion analysis. Her research interests include improving the clinical methods of measuring treatment outcomes in children with spasticity and congenital hand differences.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Medical Degree
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama
Internship
Department of General Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Residency
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Research Fellow
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Residency
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Fellowship
Hand Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine/ St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Hand Fellowship, Division of Plastic Surgery, Houston, Texas

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Syndactyly
Trigger thumb
Duplicate thumb
Hypoplastic thumb
Polydactyly
Ectrodactyly
Macrodactyly
Amniotic or Constriction Band Syndrome
Limb Deficiency
Radial and ulnar club hand
Cerebral palsy
Arthrogryposis/joint contractures
Post-traumatic deformity/growth arrest
Complex tendon and nerve surgery