August 24, 2021

How one Houston doctor provides hope for families across the nation

Written by Lindsay Peyton, ReNew Houston’s Transformation columnist   Lillian Callahan’s medical roller coaster began when she had a seizure at school at the age of 9. Her parents, Mike and Erin Callahan, rushed her to the emergency room in…


May 13, 2021

Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award: Allison Speer, MD, FACS

Allison Speer, MD, FACS, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, is the 2021 winner of the Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award. “Having my students recognize me as a role model is a huge honor,” Speer said. “It…


February 3, 2021

Spotlight on Scottie Wahlstrom!

When did you join UTHealth? What brought you here? I began working at UTHealth in April 2003.   I worked in several different industries prior to UT.  I was in banking for seven years, a large CPA firm for one year,…


December 30, 2020

First patient enrolled in stem cell therapy trial for traumatic injury

The first patient has enrolled in a Phase II clinical trial evaluating a stem cell therapy for the potential early treatment of traumatic injuries and their subsequent complications at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The…


October 26, 2020

Daughter’s diagnosis leads mom to become a spina bifida champion

Written by: Kim Kham, UT Physicians Lisa Laurenzo’s first trimester started off normal, just like any other pregnancy. However in 2010, two days before Christmas, her OB-GYN noticed something concerning during her 20-week ultrasound. To pinpoint the condition, additional bloodwork was…


September 3, 2020

Preserving Brain Tissue with Stem Cells

UT Health physicians use supercomputers to interpret results of traumatic brain injury clinical trial Published on September 3, 2020 by Aaron Dubrow   Individuals with traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, frequently experience the shrinking or atrophying of brain tissue near…


July 8, 2020

Understanding the age divide in COVID-19: why are children overwhelmingly spared?

The American Journal of Physiology recently published an abstract by Dr. Harting, Dr. Lingappan, Dr. Karmouty-Quintana, Dr. Davies and Dr. Akkanti on why children are being spared from COVID19. Click here to read the abstract.


May 21, 2020

Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award: Manish N. Shah, MD, FAANS

Manish N. Shah, MD, FAANS, assistant professor of pediatric neurosurgery, is the 2020 recipient of the Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award. “I was surprised and thrilled to receive this award,” Shah said. “Who knew one could get an…


May 11, 2020

May 11: Pediatric Surgery Newsletter

We hope you enjoy our Newsletter this week! To view the full PDF, click here. If you have a high school senior, please send me their graduation picture and we will put them in our next Newsletter. Have a great…


May 6, 2020

Dr. Manish Shah in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery worked with Dr. Eva Sevick and Dr.Banghe Zhu at the UT Center for Molecular Imaging to develop a novel imaging device for babies with brain disorders

Using night-vision goggle technology, near-infrared light, and high-resolution detectors, a wearable imaging device for awake infants with brain disorders was developed by a team of scientists and a pediatric neurosurgeon at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston…


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