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Dr. KuoJen Tsao, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

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Physician Biography

Co-Director, The Fetal Center
Associate Professor,

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Department of Pediatric Surgery
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

6431 Fannin, MSB 5.256
Houston, TX 77030
phone: (832) 325-7234

Dr. Tsao is an Associate Professor at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in the Department of Pediatric Surgery. He is board certified in pediatric surgery with a special interest in clinical trials and minimally invasive surgery. He completed his Pediatric Surgery Training at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He joined The University on August 1, 2007.

Dr. Tsao is a clinical researcher with interests in diseases of the neonate and children. His primary research is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neonatal gastroesophageal reflux disease as it relates to chronic lung disease of prematurity. Dr. Tsao has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on several prospective clinical trials. His research program supports medical students and surgical residents interested in pediatric surgical clinical research.

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      Videos of Dr. Tsao

      Webinar | Chest Deformities:
      Dr. Tsao and Team discuss diagnosis, and both surgical and non surgical treatment options for chest deformities in children.

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      Faith's Story: Surgery in the Womb
      Colette Hagler went to her doctor for a routine exam and discovered her unborn child had spina bifida. She was then referred to the team of experts at the Texas Fetal Center. Watch the video to see what happened.  

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      Dr. KouJen Tsao in the News

      Despite medical progress, a baffling birth defect is on the rise

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