Texas Children's Hospital surgeons presented at American Academy of Pediatrics national meeting


Numerous physicians and researchers fromthe Department of Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital inHoustonwere in San Diego to present at the American Academyof Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition for theassociation's Section on Surgery. For more information about theDepartment of Surgery at Texas Children's visit: texaschildrens.org/surgery

This event, held Oct. 10 through 14,convened a national group consisting of hundreds of pediatricsurgeons, researchers, fellows and residents. Surgeons from TexasChildren's joined other experts from various institutions toparticipate in papers and oral posters, as well as otherpresentations held throughout the weekend event, including:


  • Dr. Howard Epps. Are There Disparities InCommunity-Acquired Pediatric Musculoskeletal S.AureusInfections?
  • Dr. Charles D. Fraser, Jr. HRHS/Pulmonary Atresia withIntact Ventricular Septum: Are There Higher Risk Groups? How Do WeDecide to Decompress the RV? How Do We Decide to Go Down theTransplant Pathway? Is There an Evidence-Based Algorithm to Help UsDecide?
  • Dr. Mark V. Mazziotti, Dr. Christopher B. Weldon, Dr.Monica E. Lopez, Dr. Frederick J. Rescorla, Dr. Eugene S.Kim.Analysis of Submitted Abstracts for the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, Section on Surgery, National Conference.Presenter: Dr. Mark V. Mazziotti.
  • Dr. Fariha Sheikh, Dr. Adesola Akinkuotu, Sarah Jane Clark,Dr. Irving J. Zamora, Dr. Darrell L. Cass, Dr. Oluyinka O. Olutoyeand Dr. Timothy C. Lee.Quality of Life Outcomes inCongenital Diaphragm Hernia Patients: Can Prenatal Imaging Aid inThis Discussion? Presenter: Dr. Fariha Sheikh.
  • Dr. Fariha Sheikh, Dr. Irving J. Zamora, Dr. AdesolaAkinkuotu, Dr. Stephen E. Welty, Dr. Fadel E. Ruiz, Dr. Nidhy P.Varghese, Dr. Nancy A. Ayres, Dr. Christopher I. Cassady, Dr.Timothy C. Lee, Dr. Oluyinka O. Olutoye and Dr. Darrell L.Cass. Outcomes of Pulmonary Hypertension and the Associationswith Predictors of Morbidity in Infants with CongenitalDiaphragmatic Hernia. Presenter: Dr. FarihaSheikh.
  • Dr. Irving J. Zamora, Dr. Wei Zhang, Dr. Paulette I. Abbas,Dr. Darrell L. Cass, Dr. Oluyinka O. Olutoye and Dr. Timothy C.Lee. Thoracoscopic Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic HerniaRepair Is Associated with Higher Risk of Recurrence Compared toTraditional Open Approaches: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.Presenter: Dr. Irving J. Zamora.

Oral posters

  • Dr. Yesenia Rojas, Sergio Jaramillo, Dr. Karen A. Lyons,Dr. Nadia F. Mahmood, Meng-Fen Wu, Dr. Hao Liu, Dr. Sanjeev A.Vasudevan, Dr. R. Paul Guillerman, Dr. Chrystal U. Louis, Dr. JedG. Nuchtern and Dr. Eugene S. Kim. Optimizing ChemotherapyPrior to Surgery in High-Risk Neuroblastoma.
  • Dr. Yesenia Rojas, Dr. Yan X. Shi, Dr. Wei Zhang, Dr.Elizabeth A. Beierle, Dr. John J. Doski, Dr. Melanie Goldfarb, Dr.Adam B. Goldin, Dr. Kenneth W. Gow, Dr. Monica Langer, Dr. SanjeevA. Vasudevan and Dr. Jed G. Nuchtern. Primary MalignantPulmonary Tumors in Children: A Review of the National Cancer DataBase.

Residents conference paneldiscussion

  • Dr. Mark V. Mazziotti.(1) Choosing a PracticeType: Medical School/University Employee. (2) Career Development:Maintaining Balance in your Life.
  • Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria.Finding YourClinical/Research/Scholarly Niche: Leading a Clinical Program(e.g.,Trauma/MIS/Onc.)

The AAP is the most powerful lobbyinghealth care organization for children in the United States both ata federal and local level. The Section on Surgery provides supportto the many efforts the AAP is making to improve surgical healthcare for children.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

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