• Mary L. Brandt, M.D.

    Brandt Mary

    Department or Service

    Department of Surgery, General Surgery


    General Surgery

    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Also sees patients at

    Texas Children's Hospital West Campus

    Contact Information

    6701 Fannin
    Ste. 1210
    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 three NIH studies designed to study 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
    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Section
      Chair, Section on Surgery; Fellow
    • American Pediatric Surgery Association
    • 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

    Hsia DS, Fallon SC, Brandt MLAdolescent bariatric surgery.  Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine 2012 Aug;166(8):757-66. 2012.1011. Review.  PMID: 22869408. 

    Subramanian A, Timberlake M, Mittakanti H, Lara M, Brandt MLNovel educational approach for medical students: improved retention rates using interactive medical software compared with traditional lecture-based format.  Journal of Surgical Education 2012 Jul;69(4):449-52. PMID:  22677580. 

    Superina R, Magee JC, Brandt ML, Healey PJ, Tiao G, Ryckman F, Karrer FM, Iyer K, Fecteau A, West K, Burns RC, Flake A, Lee H, Lowell JA, Dillon P, Colombani P, Ricketts R, Li Y, Moore J, Wang KS.  The anatomic pattern of biliary atresia identified at time of Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy and early postoperative clearance of jaundice are significant predictors of transplant-free survival.   Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network.  Annals of Surgery 2011 Oct;254(4):577-85. PMID: 21869674. 

    Duro D, Mitchell PD, Kalish LA, Martin C, McCarthy M, Jaksic T, Dunn J, Brandt ML, Nobuhara KK, Sylvester KG, Moss RL, Duggan C.  Risk factors for parenteral nutrition–associated liver disease following surgical therapy for necrotizing enterocolitis: A Glaser Pediatric Research Network Study.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2011 May;52(5):595-600. Erratum in: J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Nov;53(5):583. PMID: 21464752. 

    Brandt ML, Harmon CM, Helmrath MA, Inge TH, McKay SV, Michalsky MP. Morbid obesity in pediatric diabetes mellitus: surgical options and outcomes.  Nature Reviews Endocrinology 2010 Nov;6(11):637-45. Epub 2010 Sep 14. Review.  PMID: 20842181. 

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