Department of Surgery, General Surgery
Texas Children's Hospital
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Attending Surgeon, Pediatric Surgery Service - Texas Children's HospitalAssistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2002
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, General Surgery, 2007Albert Einstein College of Medicine, , 2007
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, 2009Baylor College of Medicine, , 2009
Dr. Lopez has experience in all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery, with special clinical interest in complex gastrointestinal surgery and endocrine surgery. Her research is focused on the design and implementation of surgical clinical trials, evidence-based practice guidelines, and improving outcomes for children undergoing surgery.
Dr. Lopez is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and in Pediatric Surgery.
Lopez ME, Fallon SC, Lee TC, Rodriguez JR, Brandt ML, Mazziotti MV.Management of the pediatric spontaneous pneumothorax: is primary surgery the treatment of choice? American Journal of Surgery 2014 Oct;208(4):571-6. PMID: 25132627.
Fallon SC, Hassan SF, Larimer EL, Rodriguez JR, Brandt ML, Wesson DE, Palazzi DL, Lopez ME.Modification of an evidence-based protocol for advanced appendicitis in children. Journal of Surgical Research 2013 Nov;185(1):273-7. PMID:23835072.
Fallon SC, Brandt ML, Hassan SF, Wesson DE, Rodriguez JR, Lopez ME. Evaluating the effectiveness of a discharge protocol for children with advanced appendicitis. Journal of Surgical Research 2013 Sep;184(1):347-51. PMID:23731683.
Liu Y, Seipel C, Lopez ME, Nuchtern JG, Brandt ML, Fallon SC, Manyang PA, Tjia IM, Baijal RG, Watcha MF. A retrospective study of multimodal analgesic treatment after laparoscopic appendectomy in children. Paediatric Anaesthesia 2013 Dec;23(12):1187-92. PMID: 24112856.
Yunker WK, Hassan SF, Ferrell LB, Hicks MJ, Giannoni CM, Wesson DE, Cassady CI, Hernandez JA, Brandt ML, Lopez ME. Needle core biopsy in the diagnosis of pediatric thyroid neoplasms: a single institution retrospective review. Pediatric Surgery International 2013 May;29(5):437-43. PMID: 23411614.
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