Abhishek Seth, MD
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
- West Campus
Phone: 832-822-2778 (Main) | 832-227-2220 (West)
Assistant Professor, Urology and Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
|Boston Children's Hospital - Urology||fellowship||Pediatric Urology||2013|
|University of British Colombia - Vancouver||residency||Urology||2010|
|University of British Colombia - Vancouver||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||2005|
Abhishek Seth, MD recently completed a research intensive fellowship in pediatric urology at Boston Children's Hospital. During the course of the fellowship, he looked at the use of acellular silk biomaterials as scaffolds in promoting tissue regeneration in rodent and porcine models. He has also worked extensively with several rodent models of pathologic bladder dysfunction (complete transection spinal cord injury, crush spinal cord injury, partial bladder outlet obstruction, and complete bladder outlet obstruction). He was recently recruited as the first surgeon-scientist in the division of urology at Texas Children's Hospital. He is a K12 scholar, working under the mentorship of Dr. Lamb. His research involves studying the genetic basis of congenital urologic birth defects such as vesicoureteric reflux (VUR), and ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). The goal of this project is to use comparative genomic hybridization microarrays to improve the diagnosis of chromosomal defects in children with VUR and UPJO. These studies aim to improve the diagnosis of children with these disorders through the development of a molecular karyotype to identify unrecognized genomic disorders. The second focus of his laboratory is to study the epigenetics of bladder inflammation. His laboratory is involved in studying epigenetic changes in the urine of patients with various forms of cystitis. Furthermore, his research is also involved in studying epigenetic changes that occur in the detrusor muscle of a spastic neurogenic bladder. His clinical area of interests spans the entire breadth of pediatric urologic surgery, from minimally invasive robotic surgery to complex reconstruction for congenital urologic anomalies.
|American College of Surgeons||Associate Member|
|American Urologic Association||Member|
|Society for Pediatric Urology||Member|
Tu DD, Chung Y, Gil E, Seth A, Franck D, Cristofaro V, Sullivan MP, Di Vizio D, Gomez P 3rd, Adam R, Kaplan DL, Estrada CR Jr, Mauney JR. Bladder tissue regeneration using acellular bi-layer silk scaffolds in alarge animal model of augmentation cystoplasty. Biomaterials , in press. 2013 Aug 13. pii: S0142-9612(13). PMID: 23953839.