Paul F. Austin, MD, FAAP

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center
  • West Campus
  • Specialty Care/Health Center



Phone: 832-822-2778 (Main) | 832-227-2220 (West) | 281-282-1900 (Clear Lake)

Contact Information

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

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

Texas Children's Health Center - Clear Lake
940 Clear Lake City Blvd, Suite 200
Webster, TX 77598

Director of Complex Urologic Reconstruction Program

Texas Children's Hospital

Professor of Surgery, Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine

Director of Pediatric Urology Basic Science Research Program, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
University of Kentucky College of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1991
University of South Florida College of Medicine General Surgery/Urology Residency residency General Surgery/Urology 1997
Indiana University School of Medicine fellowship Pedatrics 1999

About Paul F. Austin

I believe that our care should strive to be a patient and family centered care that delivers the highest quality and cutting edge of urologic treatments.

Clinical Interests:

Genitourinary reconstruction including hypospadias, neurogenic bladder, disorders of sexual development, exstrophy, vesicoureteral reflux, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, undescended testicles, hernias and hydroceles.

Research Interests:

Basic Science Research: 

1) Investigation of the molecular mechanisms and pathways governing the renal and bladder response to obstructive uropathy.

2) Molecular therapeutics toward injury response within the urinary tract

3) Biomarkers with obstructive uropathy

Clinical Research

1) Clinical trials investigating lower urinary tract function and dysfunction

2) Outcomes from complex genitourinary reconstruction


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Board, Section on Urology (2012-2015)
American Association of Pediatric Urology Executive Board, Scientific/Research Chairman (2016-2020)
International Children’s Continence Society General Secretary (2012-2017)
NIH Study Committee (NIDDK), Urologic and Genitourinary Physiology and Pathophysiology (UGPP) Study Section 2013-2014, 2016-2017
Society of Pediatric Urology, American Urological Association Executive Board (2011-2014)
Urology Care Foundation Member, Pediatric Health Committee (2015-2017)

Selected Publications

Over 80 peer-reviewed publications.