Texas Children's Hospital announces new plastic surgeon

HOUSTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Mitchel Seruya to the department of surgery. Seruya will also serve as an assistant professor of plastic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and specializes in hand and microvascular surgery. His unique expertise will allow him to play an integral role in growing the department.

"Dr. Seruya will be a great asset to our team as he expresses his enthusiasm to expand community awareness on the comprehensive pediatric upper extremity and microsurgery services we offer," says Dr. Larry H. Hollier, chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children's and at Baylor. "We are excited to see all of the wonderful things he will accomplish in his future with Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor, as his expertise will broaden our ability to care for children."

Seruya's clinical interests include obstetric brachial plexus palsy, cerebral palsy, congenital hand anomalies and traumatic hand injuries. He earned his bachelor's of science and medical degree at Columbia University and completed his plastic surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Seruya left Washington, D.C. in 2012 to complete his craniofacial and hand/micro fellowships at Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, VIC Australia.

Author of five book chapters and 30 publications in various peer-reviewed journals, Seruya is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Best Congenital Deformity Paper at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2012 Senior Resident Conference. He has also presented at multiple conferences, gaining national and international recognition including presentations in Canada, Australia and Singapore.

Texas Children's Plastic Surgery Division has established an international reputation for its expertise in a number of subspecialty areas. Dedicated to giving children the chance to function at the highest level, as well as look and feel their best, the surgeons in the Plastic Surgery Division at Texas Children's transform the lives of patients with complex surgical needs in a family-centered care environment.     

About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children's hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children's has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women's health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation's first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that's channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children's Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

Elizabeth Shackouls 
832-824-2108
ehshacko@texaschildrens.org 

SOURCE Texas Children's Hospital



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