Texas Children's Newborn Center welcomes medical director, Dr. Gautham Suresh

HOUSTON - (April 3, 2015) - Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Gautham Suresh as medical director of Texas Children's Newborn Center, which together with Texas Children's Pavilion for Women houses the nation's largest level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Gautham will also be a senior faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine. For more information about Texas Children's Newborn Center, ranked #2 in the nation for neonatology by U.S. News World Report, visit texaschildrens.org/newborn.

"I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Suresh to our team," said Dr. Stephen Welty, chief of neonatology at Texas Children's and professor of pediatrics at Baylor. "He is an international expert in quality improvement, patient safety and evidence-based medicine and his leadership will continue to advance our neonatal medicine program."

As medical director, Suresh will work closely with leaders from nursing, respiratory care and other disciplines to ensure the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations in the NICU. He will also focus on high-quality patient care, including patient safety and family-centered care as well as ensuring that all of the regulatory, accreditation, and risk-management requirements for the Newborn Center are met. In addition to his leadership role, Suresh will also serve as an attending neonatologist in the Newborn Center and as teaching faculty for peers, fellows, residents, medical students, and learners from other disciplines.

Suresh completed his undergraduate and medical school education in India. In addition to extensive clinical training in India that included a pediatric residency and neonatology subspecialty training at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, Suresh also trained in Australia and the United States, completing a neonatology fellowship at the University of Vermont, a post-doctorate fellowship at the Vermont Oxford Network and a Master's of Science degree in Clinical Evaluative Sciences at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Suresh's research interests include quality improvement, patient safety, health professional wellness and psychological resilience.

As one of only two Level 4 NICUs in the Greater Houston area and beyond, Texas Children's Newborn Center offers the highest level of neonatal intensive care available, providing world-class expertise, experience and cutting-edge technology to treat complex conditions affecting newborns. Because the NICU is a part of Texas Children's Hospital, leading physicians in virtually every pediatric subspecialty can visit a baby at the bedside, working with a baby's neonatal medical team to provide the highest level of care.

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.