Executive Committee

R Lawrence Moss MD

Michael G Caty MD
Andrew Davidoff MD
Mary E Fallat MD
Kurt F Heiss MD
Rebecka L Meyers MD

George W Holcomb III MD
Immediate Past Chair

Kenneth Gow MD
2015 Program Chair

Douglas C. Barnhart MD
2014 Publications Chair

Li Ern Chen MD
Committee on Delivery of
Surgical Care Chair

Mark Mazziotti MD
Education Committee Chair

Gail Besner MD
Liaison and Advocacy
Committee Chair

Adam Goldin MD
Membership Committee Chair


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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
October 24-27, 2015
Washington, DC
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  Successful Separation Surgery of Conjoined Twins at Texas Childrens

  After only 10 months of living conjoined, Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata,     twin girls born in April 2014, underwent a successful separation surgery on   February 17 at Texas Children’s Hospital. A team of more than 26 clinicians   including 12 surgeons, six anesthesiologists and eight surgical nurses, among   others, worked together to separate the girls who shared a chest wall, lungs,   pericardial sac, diaphragm, liver, intestines, colon and pelvis.

"This surgery was not without its challenges, with the girls sharing several organ systems. Our team has been preparing for this surgery for months, and we've done everything from working with our radiology experts to build a 3D model of their organs, to conducting simulations of the actual separation surgery," said Dr. Darrell Cass, FAAP, pediatric surgeon and co-director of Texas Children's Fetal Center.  Dr. Cass is a member of the AAP Section on Surgery.

3D Model of Mata Conjoined Twins

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