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The Woodlands
Specialty Care

Pediatric Surgery
Phone: 936-267-7333 (The Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)


Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South, 3rd Floor, Orange Pod
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Kingwood Specialty Care at Kingwood Glen
19298 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Suite 110
Humble, TX 77346

Shawn J. Stafford MD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Chief Surgical Officer

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
Assistant Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Wayne State University – Detroit Medical Center Fellowship Pediatric Surgery 2009
Louisiana State University – School of Medicine Residency General Surgery 2007
Medical University of South Carolina Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2002


Dr. Shawn J. Stafford entered medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina after serving an eight-year enlistment in the United States Navy. He went on to complete a residency at Louisiana State University. During his time at LSU he was involved in research looking at angiogenesis and its impact on malignancy and wound healing. Additionally, he was instrumental in the development of a novel injectable for sentinel lymph node dissection which is currently being submitted for a patent. During his fourth year of residency he had the privilege of taking care of patients during Hurricane Katrina, as he was the senior surgical resident on call at the University Hospital for the duration of the storm and its aftermath. In 2007, he entered a pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

After completing his training, Dr. Stafford relocated to Tucson, Arizona and became part of a high-volume private practice, covering all of southern Arizona and western New Mexico for six years. He returned to LSU to become an assistant professor of Pediatric Surgery based out of the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Here, he focused on his interests in both minimally invasive, single incision and robotic assisted surgery.

As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Stafford is interested in minimally invasive surgery as well as innovation of processes and techniques to improve clinical outcomes.

Clinical Interests:

Minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, congenital anomalies

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