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Texas Medical Center

Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Fetal Intervention
Phone: 832-822-2778


6701 Fannin Street
8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Sundeep G. Keswani, MD

Chief, Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgeon, Fetal Surgeon
Surgical Director of Basic Science Research
Clayton Endowed Chair in Surgical Research
Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Washington University - St. Louis Children's Hospital Fellowship Surgery 2009
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Residency Surgery 2007
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Fellowship Research Fellowship Fetal 2004
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Fellowship Research Fellowship Fetal 2004
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Residency Thoracic Surgery 2002
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Internship Surgery 2001
Ross University School of Medicine University Medical Degree 2000


Dr. Sundeep Keswani is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and holds the Clayton Endowed Chair in Surgical Research at Texas Children’s Hospital. He leads the division of Pediatric Surgery which performs near 7000 operative cases and  15,000 clinic visits annually. His clinical areas of expertise are in fetal diagnosis and therapy, as well as ECMO, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and the management of congenital lung malformations. He is an active member of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center.

In addition to his clinical and administrative duties, Dr. Keswani is the Surgical Director of Basic Science Research for the Texas Children’s Department of Surgery and oversees a 12,000 sq. ft. multidisciplinary laboratory that investigates the interaction of inflammation and extracellular matrix to develop regenerative therapies for the human response to injury. He has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2010. Dr. Keswani has mentored over 60 postdoctoral fellows, residents, medical students, and undergraduates in his lab, and currently serves as the primary mentor for two K08 awardees. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Keswani completed his general surgery residency training at Louisiana State University in his hometown of New Orleans followed by a pediatric surgery fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at the Washington University School of Medicine. He then moved to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for a research fellowship and fetal surgery fellowship. After beginning his career at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Dr. Keswani has been on the faculty at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine since 2015.

Currently, he is a Governor of the American College of Surgeons and the current Vice President of the Wound Healing Society. Dr. Keswani is a member of several academic societies, including the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society of the University of Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is dual certified by the American Board of Surgery in General and Pediatric Surgery.  


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow, and Education Committee, 2014-2016
American College of Surgeons Fellow
American Pediatric Surgical Association Program committee, 2013-2016
International Society for Pediatric Wound Care President 2015-2018
Society for University Surgeons
Ad-Hoc Basic Science Committee, 2014-Current

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