Texas Children's Hospital 6701 Fannin St, CCC 1230 Houston TX 77030 United States of America
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I am a pediatric neurosurgeon at Texas Children's Hospital, a high volume academic teaching and training program affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. We perform the full spectrum of Pediatric Neurosurgery in our relatively large group and actively engage in innovation of surgical techniques. My specific clinical focus for program development in the US is on pediatric cerebrovascular disease, endoscopic/open/minimally invasive epilepsy surgery, and craniofacial surgery, though our practice includes general pediatric neurosurgery such as tumors, congenital anomalies, and hydrocephalus. When I am abroad, I am happy to help with any type of neurosurgery.
Personally, I am interested in mentorship as well as education and research. My research program is on data, quality, and outcomes, especially as it intersects with the practice of neurosurgery and with health policy. For international work, I value the opportunity to build collaborative relationships as well as the opportunity for capacity building to enable improving health one-by-one and across populations.
Individual independent practitioner
- Trained paediatric neurosurgeon
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Has current partners or past partnership experience in these countries
I have provided yearly Pediatric Neurosurgeon coverage and engaged in collaboration with the Pediatric Neurosurgery service in Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, starting from 2011. Each visit is typically 2 weeks long. We always look forward to the knowledge/skills exchange and the educational exchange. In addition, we typically collect and bring surgical and clinical supplies from the US to Kijabe Hospital.
We have had North American residents, fellows, and attending neurosurgeons come with us to visit the team at Kijabe Hospital. We have made so many connections and friendships because of this special place. From a Pediatric Neurosurgery standpoint, the caseload is high and the clinical service is busy. The need is great.
I started working with Dr. Leland Albright and Susan Ferson in 2011. Dr. Albright had established academic training opportunities with a Pediatric Neurosurgery rotation for Kenyan neurosurgery residents, as well as a Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship. The Pediatric Neurosurgery service transitioned to Dr. Humphrey Okechi, and now Dr. Emmanuel Wegoye. We would like to continue at least yearly visits to continue to work with Dr. Wegoye, a bright, thoughtful, and dedicated Pediatric Neurosurgeon. We invite colleagues to join in our collaboration, or to start new collaborations with me.
- Spinal dysraphism
- Peripheral Nerve
- Neuroendoscope Flexible
- Neuroendoscope Rigid
- Frameless navigation
- Spinal instrumentation