“Brave and Determined”: Child Overcomes Spina Bifida to Take Her First Steps

“Brave and Determined”: Child Overcomes Spina Bifida to Take Her First Steps

By Jade Waddy Fanny Mendez’s excitement about becoming a first-time mother quickly turned to anxiety when her 21-week ultrasound revealed that her unborn baby girl...

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Perfectly imperfect

Perfectly imperfect

A miraculous heart procedure opens a new world for a teenager and her family Written by: John Kriescher Eve and John Franklin knew something was...

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Thank you, Dr. T!

Thank you, Dr. T!

Dr. Teichgraeber will be retiring later this summer. Check out this video for Dr. T from his patients. https://memorialhermann.wistia.com/medias/4pfw29ya1q?fbclid=IwAR1BfNlwbZYJvwfjaAgITfarLToDfpP49OW225tEeHYoxv2BPyxlJtIXKRU  

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Sandberg wins AANS Humanitarian Award

Sandberg wins AANS Humanitarian Award

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons Executive Committee has selected David I. Sandberg, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP, as the 2019 recipient of the AANS Humanitarian Award....

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Salazar named McGovern Distinguished Chair

Salazar named McGovern Distinguished Chair

  An accomplished investigator involved in numerous clinical trials evaluating novel therapies to treat the most complex congenital heart defects has been appointed holder of...

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UT Physicians nurse honored by Houston Chronicle

Irene “Leanne” Doringo, M.S.N., R.N., clinical nurse coordinator for the Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team at UT Physicians, has been selected as an honoree in the Houston...

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Houston Business Journal names 2018 Health Care Heroes

Houston Business Journal names 2018 Health Care Heroes

Houston Business Journal named the 2018 Health Care Heros today.  Dr. David Sandberg was named Outstanding Health Care Practitioner and Dr. Matthew Greives was named...

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Variability of child access prevention laws and pediatric firearm injuries.

Variability of child access prevention laws and pediatric firearm injuries.

The American Pediatric Surgical Association's Trauma Committee has published a great abstract on Access Prevention Laws and Firearm Injuries. The abstract was written by Dr....

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Elliston’s Intestinal Malrotation Story

Elliston’s Intestinal Malrotation Story

A great story from the Intestinal Malrotation Foundation featuring Dr. Myron Allukian, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery.   Our story begins at Memorial Hermann Hospital...

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Tiger of the Week: Surgeon Manish Shah ’02 Serves Children in Need on Trips to Haiti

Manish Shah ’02 likes to go where few pediatric neurosurgeons have gone before. After completing his residency at Washington University, he accepted a position at...

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Camden’s Story: Surgical Correction for Pectus

Camden’s Story: Surgical Correction for Pectus

For being an active seven year old boy, Camden would struggle when he suddenly had trouble breathing while participating in sports and other physical activities....

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New cancer treatment involves chemo shot to the brain

New cancer treatment involves chemo shot to the brain

HOUSTON - Each year in the U.S., about 4,000 children are diagnosed with brain tumors. Most are treated with surgery, radiation and high doses of chemotherapy,...

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Alumni Profile: Mary Austin, MD – Surgeon’s career shaped by childhood diagnosis

As a pediatric surgeon, Mary Austin, MD’00, MPH’05, performs 300-500 wide-ranging cases per year. She is also part of a large team that does about...

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Dartmouth Alumni Magazine: Lifesaver

HEATHER SALERNO | MAR - APR 2018 America’s first black female pediatric surgeon, Andrea Hayes-Jordan ’87, DMS’91, delivers a therapy to treat a rare cancer....

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Dr. Allison Speer – Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation

Dr. Allison Speer – Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation

Dr. Allison Speer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery.  Her area of research is Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation. To learn how...

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Born with a Broken Heart

Born with a Broken Heart

Today,  the beat of Hayes Yepes’s tiny heart sounds like music to his parents’ ears.  But that was not always the case. Parents Jeremy Yepes...

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Texas mom drives into Hurricane Harvey to get son to hospital for brain surgery

While Houstonians were evacuating before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, San Antonio mom Lilliana Castro was doing quite the opposite. She hopped in the car...

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Lally receives Pacific Association award

Lally receives Pacific Association award

Kevin P. Lally, M.D., M.S., chair of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, is the recipient of the 2017 Coe Medal from the Pacific Association of...

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Stem Cell Technologies in Neuroscience has been published!

Stem Cell Technologies in Neuroscience has been published!

Dr. Amit K. Srivastava is the editor of the book Stem Cell Technologies in Neuroscience. This book provides comprehensive knowledge on the fundamental techniques and...

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New Treatment Option for Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

New Treatment Option for Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Watch Dr. Manish Shah explains a newer treatment option for children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy. For more information on Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and to...

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Thea’s Story: Hemangioma, an Angel’s Kiss

Thea’s Story: Hemangioma, an Angel’s Kiss

For their first project of the 2016 school year, the first graders at Harvard Elementary School in the Houston Heights neighborhood were asked to share...

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Study Break: Spotlight on Pediatric Surgery

December 08, 2016 Hello, Today’s focus is on the Department of Pediatric Surgery.  Below is a summary of a conversation I had with Dr. Kevin...

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Pediatric Brain Tumor Trial

Pediatric Brain Tumor Trial

The Children’s Neuroscience Center has a new brain tumor trial that is open to qualified participants. The research study is being conducted by David Sandberg,...

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Cox, research team: Stem cell therapy appears to have TBI treatment effect

Cox, research team: Stem cell therapy appears to have TBI treatment effect

Results of a cellular therapy clinical trial for traumatic brain injury (TBI) using a patient’s own stem cells showed that the therapy appears to dampen...

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The Q&A Charles Cox

The Q&A Charles Cox

Dr. Charles Cox is a pediatric neurosurgeon at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He is also the...

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Cellular Therapies for Neurological Injury has been published!

Cellular Therapies for Neurological Injury has been published!

Dr. Charles Cox is the editor of Cellular Therapy for Neurological Injury which discusses the current status of cellular therapy for neurological disorders. The primary areas...

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March of Dimes 2016 Walk

March of Dimes 2016 Walk

Once again, it is time for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies.  The Department of Pediatric Surgery is organizing a team for the walk...

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Italian president meets with faculty members at UTHealth

Italian president meets with faculty members at UTHealth

In Houston as a part of a weeklong official diplomatic visit to the United States, Italian President Sergio Mattarella was updated on the latest developments...

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Distinguished Physicians honored at annual meeting

Distinguished Physicians honored at annual meeting

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) honored three McGovern Medical School faculty members with the Distinguished Physician Award at the Annual Medical Staff Meeting held in...

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Many Faces of UTHealth: Cox discusses growth in pediatrics

Many Faces of UTHealth: Cox discusses growth in pediatrics

For Charles S. Cox, Jr., M.D., the initial appeal of spending his career at UTHealth was the location – Houston is his hometown – but...

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Propranolol and Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Combine to Treat TBI

Propranolol and Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Combine to Treat TBI

Review of “Propranolol and Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Combine to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury” from Stem Cells Translational Medicine by Stuart P. Atkinson While the initial...

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The pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric anesthesia teams from Mischer Neuroscience Institute, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and UTHealth Medical School make an annual mission trip to Haiti during the holiday season in conjunction with Project Medishare.

The Inside Scoop: A medical mission hits close to home

This past December, I had the opportunity to accompany a pediatric neurosurgery team from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Mischer Neuroscience Institute to Port au...

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John’s Story: Parents stop at nothing to find cure for son

John’s Story: Parents stop at nothing to find cure for son

When you love someone so much, giving up is not an option. Ed and Maurie Drambel didn't set out to be trailblazers but John, their...

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Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital officially designated a Baby-Friendly® Hospital!

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital officially designated a Baby-Friendly® Hospital!

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has been officially designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital! It's official!  Based on the results of data collected during the rigorous onsite assessment...

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March of Dimes Walk

The Department of Pediatric Surgery has formed a team for the March of Dimes walk and we need DONATIONS AND WALKERS.  Scottie Wahlstrom and Kim...

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CLEFT SMILES 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

Presented by Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Join us this spring to support a great cause! The Cleft Smiles 5k Family Fun Run/Walk will take place...

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Mallory’s Story: Stem Cell Research from Bench to Bedside

Mallory’s Story: Stem Cell Research from Bench to Bedside

Children's Regenerative Medicine Program at UTHealth Medical School It was a typical Friday night in Houston for Mallory Mayeux on July 5, 2013.  She and...

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Three Kids Inspire a City – The Berry Family Story

In July 2011, three young siblings lost their parents in a tragic car accident on the way home from summer vacation in Colorado. The Berry...

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Italian Cultural Association Honors Faculty

Recognized for their contributions to medicine from the left are Peter T. Triolo, Jr., D.D.S., Fabio Triolo, D.d.R., M. Phil., Ph.D., Davide Cattano, M.D., Ph.D.,...

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Finding a Better Way to Target Children’s Cancer

Image: Justin Calhoun Dr. Amy Schefler and Dr. David Sandberg of Children’s Memorial Hermann In a world where the cure can be deadlier than the disease,...

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Houstonia magazine recognizes Pediatric Surgery faculty members in exclusive guide of top doctors

Nine of our faculty in the Department of Pediatric Surgery are recognized in Houstonia magazine’s exclusive guide of the city’s best doctors. Pediatric Surgery Mary T. Austin,...

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Spina Bifida Patient Celebrates 3rd Birthday

Picture the bounciest, bubbliest 3-year-old you can imagine. Her songs and dance moves come straight from Beyoncé. She loves bright colors and runs to the...

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Dr. Charles Cox Receives $30,000 Gift from Men of Distinction

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital was presented a $30,000 gift from Men of Distinction toward Dr. Charles S. Cox, Jr.’s pediatric research efforts.  Dr. Cox, who was...

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Dr. Lally Interviewed for People Magazine on Once-Conjoined Copeland Twins

This fall, they face a separation of a different kind – college. The Houston sisters were born conjoined, sharing a liver, chest and bile ducts....

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Dr. Fabio Triolo was recently featured in an Italian Documentary, “Texan Italian Innovation”

In December 2013, while presenting research on the ITAL project at the IX Conference of Italian Researchers in the World in Houston, Texas ITALChannel.tv filmed...

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What do Pediatric Surgeons do in their spare time? They bake!!

The Department of Pediatric Surgery hosted  a Surgeon's Bake Sale in the Leather Lounge with all the proceeds going to the March of Dimes –...

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Saving the Best…For Later: For health, full-term pregnancies, 39 weeks is the magic number

Outcomes have improved for premature babies over the past few decades, thanks to advances in neonatal care and surgical techniques to correct complications from prematurity....

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Join Team Pediatric Surgery in the March for Babies Walk

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. We are walking in March for Babies because we want...

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Hope for Faith

A delicate fetal surgery gives babies a chance to improve outcomes. Read the story in Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Patient Stories.

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Hydrocephalus Q&A

An interview with Dr. David I. Sandberg, Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Houston’s Children’s Memorial Hospital, about the symptoms, causes, outcomes,...

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Baby’s Skull Rebuilt ‘Like a Jigsaw Puzzle’ to Fix Fused Bones

Baby’s Skull Rebuilt ‘Like a Jigsaw Puzzle’ to Fix Fused Bones

Ryan Burke was born with a misshapen head – a common consequence of natural birth. But when the lopsidedness lingered for three months, his parents...

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Neurosurgeons remove hypothalamic hamartoma to combat hyperphagia, unhealthy weight gain

Neurosurgeons remove hypothalamic hamartoma to combat hyperphagia, unhealthy weight gain

Neurosurgeons at the University of Texas-Houston and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital (Houston, Texas) report on the success they achieved when they removed a hypothalamic hamartoma...

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Stem cell trial a first for pediatric traumatic brain injury

Stem cell trial a first for pediatric traumatic brain injury

In conjunction with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Medical School has begun enrollment for the first Phase I safety study approved by the Food and...

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