Department of Surgery

Chief's Message - Plastic Surgery

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Dr. William Pederson

We are pleased to announce the appointment of William "Chris" Pederson, M.D. as chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Pederson joined Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor in January 2016. With is practice based at Texas Children’s, he broadened the scope of highly-specialized, multidisciplinary care offered to children, adolescents and families who seek treatment at Texas Children’s.

Pederson’s clinical interests include the management of vascular problems in the upper extremity, nerve injury and repair including brachial plexus, Volkmann’s ischemic contracture, facial paralysis and microsurgical reconstruction of complex extremity defects.

A native Texan, he is an honors graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed an internship and residency in surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Pederson continued his medical education with training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Pederson has served as a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. and is past President of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the American Association for Hand Surgery.  He is a long-time editor of Green's Operative Hand Surgery, the standard textbook of hand surgery, and was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Surgical Association.