Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Co-Director, Texas Children's Fetal Center
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine
Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Chair, Faculty Senate
Baylor College of Medicine
United States


Postdoctoral Fellowship at Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Fetal Surgery
Clinical Fellowship at Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Pediatric, General, Fetal and Thoracic Surgery
Residency at Medical College Of Virginia Hospitals
General Surgery
Internship at Howard University Hospital
Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University
MBChB from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria


Board Certified - Pediatric Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Board Certified - General Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Honors & Awards

Master Clinician Award for Excellence in Patient Care
2012 Denton A. Cooley Surgical Innovator Award
Academy of Distinguished Educators
Molecular Surgeon Research Achievement Award
Mark A. Wallace 2014 Catalyst Leader of the Year

Professional Interests

  • Fetal surgery
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • CCAM
  • Lung malformation
  • Pectus excavatum, Chest wall deformities
  • Omphalocele
  • Gastroschisis
  • Esophagus atresia
  • Nissen fundoplication

Professional Statement

Dr. Oluyinka O. Olutoye has specialized clinical expertise in fetal and neonatal surgery with specific interest in congenital diaphragmatic hernia and complex wounds.

Dr. Olutoye was the 2016 Co-president of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, a Fellow of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery both in general surgery and pediatric surgery.

Dr. Olutoye has a broad range of research endeavors ranging from basic science research using animal models of disease to robust clinical research. He has an active basic science laboratory currently focused on three main areas of research: wound healing, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and fetal interventions. Hypertrophic scarring and keloids can be disfiguring conditions for many patients. Working with a pig model for hypertrophic scars he is studying the effects of Serum Amyloid P (SAP) on fibrocyte inhibition with hopes of developing a therapy that may be translated to treatment of keloids in humans.

Early diagnosis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) continues to be a clinical challenge. Using a premature piglet model of NEC, he is attempting to identify non-invasive measure as well as serum biomarkers that will allow for early detection of neonates at risk for NEC. In collaboration with multiple subspecialty colleagues he is using time-dated pregnant sheep models to study innovative techniques in fetal intervention to treat conditions such as twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), spina bifida and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) as well as the effects of fetal anesthesia on the developing brain. Dr. Olutoye also has a great interest in the clinical application of NIRS technology for a variety of neonatal conditions: CDH patients before and after surgical correction, those undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), neonates pre and post patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation and neonates with congenital heart defects.

Selected Publications


American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
West African College of Surgeons
Humera Surgical Society
American Pediatric Surgical Association
Association for Academic Surgery
Alpha Omega Alpha
Society for University Surgeons
Wound Healing Society
International Fetal Medicine & Surgery Society
Baylor College of Medicine Faculty Senate