Texas Children's Hospital welcomes new urologist

HOUSTON - (April 2, 2015) -Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce Dr. Duong Dai Tu has joined the hospital as a new pediatric urologist. Tu, whose appointment was effective April 1, 2015, has also been appointed as assistant professor of urology and attending surgeon in urology at Baylor College of Medicine. For more information about Texas Children's Urology Division, visit texaschildrens.org/urology.

"Dr. Tu is bringing an exciting vision to the surgery team that will help us continue to develop a preeminent program, enabling us to better serve our patients and their families," says Dr. David Roth, chief of urology at Texas Children's and chief of pediatric urology at Baylor.

Tu's clinical interests include complex urogenital reconstruction, such as treating patients with spina bifida, hypospadias and disorders of sexual differentiation. His research will focus on improving the quality and safety of care for these patients and developing stronger outcomes for pediatric patients with both acute and chronic urologic conditions. Dr. Tu is trained in pediatric robotic surgery program and has experience with the da Vinci Si Surgical System. Through the use of robotic surgery, surgeons are able to perform minimally invasive reconstructive procedures in patients of all ages.

Tu earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his surgical training at St. Louis University Hospital and urologic residency at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Additionally, he completed his pediatric urology fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital.

The Texas Children's Urology Division offers the most advanced surgical care for routine urological needs, as well as genitourinary problems related to congenital birth defects, trauma and a range of other medical conditions. The team has special expertise in minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgical techniques, including extremely delicate procedures in newborns and infants, anorectal malformations, urological conditions caused by neurological problems, such as spina bifida, and management of stone disease.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.