• Monica Esperanza Lopez, MD

    Lopez Monica March 2014

    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
    Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Yale University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2002


    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, General Surgery, 2007
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, , 2007


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, 2009
    Baylor College of Medicine, , 2009

    From Dr. Lopez

    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.

    Professional Organizations

    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Section
    • Association for Academic Surgery
    • American Pediatric Surgical Association
    • American Association of Endocrine Surgery
      Candidate Member

    Selected Publications

    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.

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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