Allison L. Speer, M.D., joins Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She has clinical and research interests in intestinal rehabilitation, advanced minimally invasive procedures, and thoracic/foregut surgery.
A cum laude biochemistry graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) at Los Angeles, received her medical degree at Keck School of Medicine at the same institution. She completed her residency in general surgery at USC, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, followed by a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Speer has received numerous academic recognitions, including the Ethicon-Society of University Surgeons Surgical Research Fellowship Award and the Keck School of Medicine Outstanding Teaching as a House Officer Award. Her research has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Journal of Trauma, Regenerative Medicine, and the Journal of Surgical Research, among other peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of the medical staff at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, , Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
She is an assistant professor with dual appointments in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at McGovern Medical School and the Department of Surgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has clinical and research interests in intestinal rehabilitation, advanced minimally invasive procedures, and thoracic/foregut surgery.
When 9-year-old Noah complained of a stomachache, his mother, Susan, attributed it to everything he ate the day before. A few days later Noah went to a pediatrician, who took one look at Noah, touched his stomach and sent them straight to the nearest ER at Children’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land.