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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

Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic 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 received his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and his Plastic Surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He did a fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville Health Science Center at Louisville, Kentucky and a fellowship in microsurgery research at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Pederson specializes in hand reconstruction, hand trauma, brachial plexus repair and lower limb reconstruction. He is a member of the Hand Center at West Campus. He is a member of several boards and is the President-elect, Scientific Program Chair 2016 for the American Association for Hand Surgery. He is a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He serves on the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery and on the Scientific Editorial Board of the Journal of Hand Surgery (American).

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


Organization Name Role
American Association for Hand Surgery President-Elect, Scientific Program Chair 2016
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Plastic Surgery Member, Visiting Professor 2012
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Past President, Member
American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Member, Visiting Professor 2011
Combined Committee on Surgery of the Hand (With ABOS)
Journal of Hand Surgery (American) Scientific Editorial Board
Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery International Editorial Board
Texas Medical Board Consultant Physician and Expert Panelist
Texas Medical Disclosure Panel
Texas Surgical Society
The University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council
U. S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Peer-Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program
Scientist Reviewer
World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Executive Council

Selected Publications

Pederson, W.C., Revascularization options for terminal distal ischemia, Hand Clinics 31(1):75-83, 2015.

Pederson, W.C., Median Nerve Injury and Repair, Journal of Hand Surgery 39(6):1216-1211, 2014.

Pederson, W.C. Free Tissue Transfer in Dysvascular and Diabetic Patients, in Levin, L.S. (ed.), Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 12(2):87, 2013.

Saint-Cyr, M., Wong, C., Buchel, E.W., Colohan, S., and Pederson, W.C. Free Tissue Transfers and Replantation , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 130(6):858e-878e, 2012.

Friedrich, J.B., Pederson, W.C., Bishop, A.T., Galaviz, P., and Chang, J. New workhorse flaps in hand reconstruction, Hand 7:45-54, 2012.

Tuder, D., Pederson, W.C., Abrahamian, G.A., Ingari, J.V., Bagg, M.C., Person, D.W., and Martyak, G.G. San Antonio Military and Civilian Hand Transplantation Program: A Case Report, Transplantation Proceedings 43:3561-3562, 2011.

Henry, S.L., Frome, B.A., and Pederson, W.C. Vascularized bone transfer for severe injury around the ankle. Microsurgery 29(5): 353-360, 2009.

Chhabra, A.B., Golish, S.R., Pannunzio, M.E., Butler, T.E., Bolano, L.E., and Pederson, W.C. Treatment of Chronic Nonunions of the Humerus with Free Vascularized Fibula Transfer: A Report of Thirteen Cases. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 25(2):117-124, 2009.

Pederson, W.C. Clinical Use of Anticoagulants Following Free Tissue Transfer Surgery, Journal of Hand Surgery [Am] 33(8):1435-1436, Oct 2008.

Pederson, W.C. and Person, D.W. Long bone reconstruction with vascularized bone grafts. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America 38:23-35, 2007.

Pannunzio, M.E., Chhabra, B.A., Golish, R.S., Brown, M.R., and Pederson, W.C. Free fibula transfer in the treatment of difficult distal tibia fractures. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 23(1):11-18, 2007.

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