About Us

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine is one of the largest and most experienced pediatric surgical programs in the world. Dr. Jed G. Nuchtern, professor and chief, leads 20 full-time faculty members and staff physicians at Texas Children’s Hospital—ranked #4 among top children’s hospitals in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospitals.

With an incredible range of expertise and specialization, the Division of Pediatric Surgery meets the needs of patients across the surgical spectrum. Each child receives personalized care from the physician most suited to the case, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Most notably, our pediatric surgery oncology program is an integral part of Texas Children’s Cancer Center, which is ranked 6th in the nation for pediatric cancer by U.S. News and World Report. Our other top programs include the adolescent bariatric surgery program led by Dr. Mary L. Brandt, the fetal surgery service led by Dr. Oluyinka O. Olutoye, and pediatric trauma service led by Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria.

The Pediatric Surgery Residency Program, directed by Dr. Jed G. Nuchtern, professor and division chief, and Dr. Mark V. Mazziotti, program director, is also one of the top in the nation, accepting one applicant per year. Over the course of two years, residents are exposed to a broad array of surgical cases and work closely with residents in pediatric medicine in the care of sick children.

Our groundbreaking and life-saving research initiatives are supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), private foundations, Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sundeep Keswani, surgical director of Basic Science Research at Texas Children’s, has recently established the division’s core laboratory, which functions as a basic science and translational research center for faculty investigators.