• Mary Lynn Brandt, MD

    Brandt Mary

    Department or Service

    Department of Surgery, General Surgery


    General Surgery

    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    6701 Fannin St.
    8th Floor
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-822-3135
    Fax:  832-825-3141

    Attending Surgeon, Pediatric Surgery Service - Texas Children's Hospital
    Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
    Vice Chair of Education, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
    Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1982


    Baylor College of Medicine, Surg. Nutrition, Metabolism, 1983


    Baylor College of Medicine, General Surgery, 1988


    St. Justine Hospital, Pediatric Surgery, 1990

    From Dr. Brandt

    Dr. Brandt's research interest is improving outcomes for all children who require surgery by designing prospective clinical trials in pediatric surgery. She is Director of the William J. Pokorny Fellowship and mentors residents and students in the design and implementation of pediatric surgical clinical studies. Dr. Brandt is the Principal Investigator for an NIH study designed to research the outcome of bariatric surgery in adolescents. She is also the Director of the Anorectal Malformation Clinic and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery program at Texas Children's Hospital.

    Dr. Brandt is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

    Professional Organizations

    • American College of Surgeons
      Governor, 2013-2019; Fellow
    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Section
    • American Pediatric Surgery Association
      Secretary, 2012-2015; Member
    • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
    • American Board of Surgery
      Member, Pediatric Surgery Certifiying Examination Board; Member of the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery

    Selected Publications

    Michalsky MP, Inge TH, Simmons M, Jenkins TM, Buncher R, Helmrath M, Brandt ML, Harmon CM, Courcoulas A, Chen M, Horlick M, Daniels SR, Urbina EM; for the Teen-LABS Consortium. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Severely Obese Adolescents: The Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Study. JAMA Pediatrics 2015 Mar 2.. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25730293.

    Michalsky MP, Inge TH, Teich S, Eneli I, Miller R, Brandt ML, Helmrath M, Harmon CM, Zeller MH, Jenkins TM, Courcoulas A, Buncher RC; Teen-LABS Consortium.  Adolescent bariatric surgery program characteristics: the Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) study experience. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 2014 Feb;23(1):5-10..PMID: 24491361.

    Sylvester KG, Ling XB, Liu GY, Kastenberg ZJ, Ji J, Hu Z, Wu S, Peng S, Abdullah F, Brandt ML, Ehrenkranz RA, Harris MC, Lee TC, Simpson BJ, Bowers C, Moss RL.  Urine protein biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of necrotizing enterocolitis in infants.  Journal of Pediatrics 2014 Mar;164(3):607-12.e1-7.PMID: 24433829.

    Harris TB, Sibley A, Rodriguez C, Brandt ML.  Teaching the psychosocial aspects of pediatric surgery. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 2013 Aug;22(3):161-6. PMID: 23870211.

    Hsia DS, Fallon SC, Brandt MLAdolescent bariatric surgery.   Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine 2012 Aug;166(8):757-66. Review.PMID: 22869408.

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