General and Thoracic Surgery
Pediatric Surgery | Research

Clinical and Basic Science Research for Pediatric Surgery

Making Steps Today to Better Tomorrow's Outcome

In the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, we understand the importance of doing what we can today to understand and treat the unknowns of tomorrow. We continuously explore medical horizons through faculty involvement in clinical and basic laboratory research.

Our multidisciplinary practice allows us to explore multiple fields of research. These fields include clinical research, basic research, and trauma research. With over a dozen labs dedicated to different research studies, we are determined to better the lives of kids now and in the future.

Learn more about research currently underway in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery.

Helping Patients with Intestinal Disease

A team of scientists, led by Michael Helmrath, MD, director, Surgical Research, have successfully grafted artificially-grown, human intestinal tissue that was cultured in a lab dish to the kidney of a mouse. This is a milestone in the search to treat intestinal diseases. If this research continues to thrive, it has the potential to lead to growing replacement organs from an individual's own cells. Learn More