Division of Pediatric Surgery

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Division Overview

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The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine is one of the largest and most experienced pediatric surgical programs in the world. The division has18 faculty members and staff physicians at Texas Children’s Hospital—ranked #3 among top children’s hospitals in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 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 third in the nation for pediatric cancer by U.S. News and World Report. Our other top programs include adolescent bariatric surgery, the fetal surgery service, and pediatric trauma service.

The Pediatric Surgery Residency Program 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.

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Chief's Message

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View a message from the Division of Pediatric Surgery Chief, Allen L. Milewicz, M.D.

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Education

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The division offers a two-year Pediatric Surgery Residency Program that provides residents exposure to a broad array of surgical cases.

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Texas Children's Hospital
Dr. Sundeep Keswani and Dr. Swathi Balaji
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Research

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Our research initiatives drive decreased hospital resource utilization, costs and improved patient outcomes.

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Dr, Vashdevan performing surgery at TCH
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Healthcare

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We provide pediatric patient care of patients across the surgical spectrum.