Abhishek Seth, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center
  • West Campus




Phone: 832-822-2778 (Main) | 832-227-2220 (West)
Fax: 832-825-9019

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor, Wallace Tower
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway, 3rd Floor, Suite 340
Houston, TX 77094
United States

Assistant Professor, Urology and Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
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.


Organization Name Role
American College of Surgeons Associate Member
American Urologic Association Member
Society for Pediatric Urology Member

Selected Publications

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.

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