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Texas Medical Center
West Campus
Specialty Care

Phone: 832-822-2778 (Main) | 832-227-2220 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)


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 Specialty Care Bellaire
6330 West Loop South
Suite 300
Bellaire, TX 77598

Paul F. Austin, MD, FAAP

Division Chief, Pediatric Urology

Edmond T. Gonzales, Jr., M.D. Chair in Pediatric Urology
Director of Complex Urologic Reconstruction Program
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
Indiana University School of Medicine Fellowship Pedatrics 1999
University of South Florida College of Medicine Residency General Surgery/Urology 1997
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1991


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

News Articles:

What you can do to protect your child's fertility after a cancer diagnosis 


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

Patient and Family Comments

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