Faculty in the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery combine the science of medicine with the art of patient care in their practices, which include the the pediatric clinics and hospital services at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Baylor College of Medicine has one of the oldest plastic surgery programs in the United States with legendary figures in plastic surgery who have graced Baylor’s halls; such as Drs. Ralph Millard, Baron Hardy, Melvin Spira, and Samuel Stal. Here, our faculty and alumni have helped cultivate a culture of excellence that has persisted, extending to editorships of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, presidents of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Association of Hand Surgeons as well as a myriad of awards and honors.
The Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery has driven advancement and innovation in all aspects in pediatric plastic surgery with the mission to continue this tradition by recruiting the brightest minds and setting the boldest goals.
The Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program at Baylor and Texas Children’s has been in existence since 2012. It is among the largest pediatric plastic surgery groups in North America. The program is situated in the Texas Medical Center and the largest children’s hospital in North America. Plastic Surgery Residents receive training from busy services at Ben Taub Hospital with Harris Health Systems, MD Anderson, Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor St Luke’s, Dallas Day Surgery Associates, and Texas Children’s.
The Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Program is one of the top plastic surgery residency programs in the country and one of the oldest in the U.S. It is a multi-institutional, integrated, six-year residency, fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Faculty members have been studying new treatments for mandibular fractures, including studies evaluating the biologic response to resorbable plate and screw fixation, and a clinical study to determine the optimal method to stabilize mandibular fractures.