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Texas Medical Center
West Campus

Hand & Upper Extremity Program, Plastic Surgery
Phone: 832-822-3180 (Clinic) | 832-822-2778 (Scheduling)
Fax: 832-825-3192


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
Houston, TX 77094

William "Chris" Pederson, MD, FACS, FAAP

Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Orthopedics and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Samuel Stal, M.D. Endowed Chair in Plastic Surgery


School Education Degree Year
St. Vincent's Hospital Microsurgery Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia Fellowship Microsurgery Research 1987
Duke University Medical Center Residency Plastic Surgery 1985
The University of Louisville Health Science Center, Louisville, Kentucky Fellowship Christine Kleinert Fellow in Hand Surgery 1984
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Residency General Surgery 1983
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Internship 1979
Southwestern Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1978


Dr. Pederson specializes in hand reconstruction, hand trauma, brachial plexus repair and lower limb reconstruction. He is a member of the Hand and Upper Extremity Program at West Campus. Dr. Pederson received his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and plastic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He then completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville Health Science Center in Louisville, Kentucky, followed by a fellowship in microsurgery research at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Pederson served as a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and past president of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the American Association for Hand Surgery. He is on the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, on the Scientific Editorial Board of the Journal of Hand Surgery (American) and is an editor of the gold-standard textbook for hand surgery, Green’s Operative Hand Surgery.

Dr. Pederson is both board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery in “Surgery of the Hand."


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow, Plastic Surgery Section
American Association for Hand Surgery Member, President (2017)
American Association of Plastic Surgeons Fellow
American Board of Plastic Surgery Oral Examiner; Member, Hand Surgery Exam Question Writing Task Force; Director (2013-2019), Chair of the Hand Surgery Examination Committee (2016-2019)
American College of Surgeons Fellow
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Member, President (2005-2006)
American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation Member
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Representative to ACS Board of Governors; Member, Publications Committee
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member
American Surgical Association Fellow
Association of Academic Chairmen in Plastic Surgery Associate Member
Association of Hand Surgery Fellowship Directors Member
Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, 4-8th ed. Editor
Journal of Hand Surgery Scientific Editorial Board (2001-2016)
Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery International Editorial Board
Orthoplastic Surgery Editorial Board
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Guest Reviewer
Società Italiana di Chirurgia della Mano (Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand) Honorary Member
Texas Medical Board Consultant Physician and Expert Panelist
Texas Medical Disclosure Panel Member
Texas Surgical Society Member
Texas Surgical Society Member
The University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council
World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Executive Council

Selected Publications

Pederson WC, Phillips WA, Jalalabadi F, White L, Reece E. Sirenomelia: Review of a Rare Syndrome with Case Report, Review of Anatomy, and Thoughts on Management. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Dec 1;150(6):1321-1331. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000009737. Epub 2022 Sep 20. PMID: 36126198.

Trost J, Abu-Ghname A, Davis MJ, Maricevich RS, Pederson WC, Maricevich M. Arteriovenous Malformations of the Hand: Optimizing Outcomes with Palmar Arch Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Nov 1;150(5):1059-1069. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000009651. Epub 2022 Aug 24. PMID: 35998124.

Ferry AM, Asaad M, Elmorsi R, Rajesh A, Williams EM, Wolf SE, Rohrich RJ, Pederson WC, Maricevich RS. Impact of the Virtual Format on Plastic Surgery Residency and Fellowship Interviews: A National Cross-Sectional Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Sep 1;150(3):684e-690e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000009442. Epub 2022 Jul 13. PMID: 35819981.

Abu-Ghname A, Luu BC, Trost J, Raj S, Truong L, Davis MJ, Desai SB, Pederson WC, Maricevich M, Maricevich RS. The Challenges of Upper Extremity Intramuscular Hemangioma: A Case Study and Systematic Review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Aug 1;150(2):367-376. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000009324. Epub 2022 Jun 8. PMID: 35671450.

Pederson WC, Killion E, White L. Reconstruction of a Portion of the Articular Surface of the Distal Radius With a Vascularized Osteochondral Graft From the Proximal Phalanx of the Great Toe. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2021 May 3;3(4):218-223. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsg.2021.04.002. Erratum in: J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2021 Nov 17;3(6):373-374. PMID: 35415553; PMCID: PMC8991544.

Wagner RD, Yang JS, Bryant BE, Pederson WC, Izaddoost SA. Free latissimus dorsi flap for upper extremity reconstruction in a 9-month-old. Case Reports Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2021 Jul 2;8(1):105-109. doi: 10.1080/23320885.2021.1947141. PMID: 34263010; PMCID: PMC8259861.

Dibbs RP, Beh HZ, Ferry AM, Davies LW, Nguyen JL, Reece EM, Alfi DM, Pederson WC, Buchanan EP. Two-Stage Treatment of a Large Premaxillary Defect. J Craniofac Surg. 2021 Nov-Dec 01;32(8):2827-2829. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000007711. PMID: 34172685.

Grome LJ, Raj S, Abu-Ghname A, Bell B, Reece EM, Pederson WC, Koshy JC. Operative Pediatric Hand Infections: A Retrospective Review. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Aug 1;41(7):e550-e554. doi:  0.1097/BPO.0000000000001849. PMID: 33999563.

Kaplan J, Wagner R, White LE, Pederson WC. Recurrent brachial artery aneurysm repair in a child managed with Gore-Tex conduit reinforcement. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2021 Feb 9;7(2):295-297. doi: 10.1016/j.jvscit.2020.12.023. PMID: 33997577; PMCID: PMC8094393.

Colen DL, Kania KE, Othman S, Levin LS, Reece EM, Pederson WC, Innocenti M, Kovach SJ 3rd. The Medial Femoral Condyle Flap in the Pediatric Patient. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Apr 1;147(4):613e-622e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007778. PMID: 33776035.

Volk AS, Riad SSH, Kania KE, Davies L, Wirthlin JO, Pederson WC, Buchanan EP. Quantifying Free Fibula Flap Growth After Pediatric Mandibular Reconstruction. J Craniofac Surg. 2020 Oct;31(7):e710-e714. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006639. PMID: 32604292.

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