• Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Research

    Basic Science Research

    Activities within basic science research include a number of projects with the Liver Care Center: Participation in a multicenter study of acute fulminant liver failure Functional-health and quality-of-life assessment in children following transplantation. Also in basic science research, we are exploring the pathophysiology of biliary atresia and are focusing research efforts on the cholangiocyte (epithelial cells that line the bile ducts).  

    Clinical Research

    Pectus excavatum is a depression or hollow caused when the sternum is abnormally pushed inward. When the condition is severe, it can lead to compression of the heart and lungs, altering their function, and may require surgery. We are participants in a multi-center study comparing the clinical outcomes of the Nuss (newer, minimally invasive technique) and Ravitch (traditional open technique) procedures.  

    Trauma Research

    A wide variety of injury control and research studies are being conducted in trauma research, including: The Home Safe Home Program, which focuses on increasing the use of effective injury prevention devices and behaviors among mothers of infants and toddlers Youth Injury Prevention (YIP), an innovative and highly successful community-based injury prevention initiative developed as partnerships between trauma services and the African-American and Hispanic faith communities Learn more about these and the many other research initiatives in trauma research.

  • Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS)

    The goal of Teen-LABS is to facilitate coordinated clinical, epidemiological and behavioral research in the field of adolescent bariatric surgery, through the cooperative development of common clinical protocols and a bariatric surgery database.

    Learn more about the Teen-LABS.
  • Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

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  • Division Data Summary

    Research and Training Details

    Number of Faculty26
    Number of Joint Appointment Faculty24
    Number of Research Fellows14
    Number of Research Students6
    Number of Support Personnel29
    Direct Annual Grant Support$2,157,854
    Direct Annual Industry Support$77,085
    Peer Reviewed Publications83

    Clinical Activities and Training

    Number of Clinical Staff13
    Number of Clinical Fellows7
    Inpatient Encounters6,416
    Outpatient Encounters12,174