David E. Wesson, MD


  • Texas Medical Center


General Surgery
Pediatric Surgery

Phone: 832-822-3135
Fax: 832-825-3141

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Associate Surgeon-in-Chief for Academic Affairs

Texas Children's Hospital

Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Brigham and Women's Hospital fellowship Research Fellowship 1981
The Hospital for Sick Children residency Pediatric Surgery 1980
Toronto General Hospital residency Surgery 1978
Toronto General Hospital internship Surgery 1975
University of Toronto medical school Doctor of Medicine 1973


Dr. Wesson has specialized expertise in the treatment of pediatric gastrointestinal disorders, especially inflammatory bowel disease. He has research interests in both the prevention of pediatric injury in the public health context and clinical treatment of childhood trauma. Dr. Wesson serves on the trauma boards of local, state, national and international surgical and pediatric societies.

Dr. Wesson is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Surgery Fellow
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Member
American College of Surgeons Fellow; Trauma System Surveyor
American Pediatric Surgical Association Member
American Surgical Association Member

Selected Publications

Correa JA, Fallon SC, Murphy KM, Victorian VA, Bisset GS, Vasudevan SA, Lopez ME, Brandt ML, Cass DL, Rodriguez JR, Wesson DE, Lee TC. Resource utilization after gastrostomy tube placement: defining areas of improvement for future quality improvement projects. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2014 Nov;49(11):1598-601. PMID: 25475801.

Zamora I, Fallon SC, Orth RC, Kim ME, Brandt ML, Lopez ME, Wesson DE, Rodriguez JR. Overuse of fluoroscopic gastrostomy studies in a children’s hospital. Journal of Surgical Research 2014 Aug;190(2):598-603. PMID:24909868: C.
Naik-Mathuria B, Akinkuotu A, Wesson D.  Role of the surgeon in non-accidental trauma. Pediatric Surgery International 2015 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:25772160: C.
Fallon SC, Kim ME, Hallmark CA, Carpenter JL, Eldin KW, Lopez ME, Wesson DE, Brandt ML, Ruben Rodriguez J. Correlating surgical and pathological diagnoses in pediatric appendicitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2015 Apr;50(4):638-41. PMID:25840078: C.
Fallon S, Delemos D, Christopher D, Frost M, Wesson D, Naik-Mathuria B.  Trauma surgeon becomes consultant: Outcomes after implementation of a new protocol. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2014:49:1 pp178-183. JA.