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Section on Surgery
What is a Pediatric Surgeon?

Academic and Advocacy Subspecialty Report
October 2015

Executive Committee

Michael G. Caty MD

Gail Besner, MD

Andrew Davidoff, MD

Mary E. Fallat, MD
Kurt F. Heiss, MD
Rebecka L. Meyers, MD

R. Lawrence Moss, MD
Immediate Past Chair

Cynthia Downard , MD
Chair, 2016 Program Committee

Saleem Islam, MD
Chair, 2015 Publications

Li Ern Chen, MD
Chair, Committee on Delivery of
Surgical Care

Mark Mazziotti, MD
Chair, Education Committee

Charles Vinocur, MD
Liaison and Chair, Advocacy

Adam Goldin, MD
Chair, Membership Committee


Vivian Thorne, Manager


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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
October 24-27, 2015
Washington, DC



Successful Separation Surgery of Conjoined Twins at Texas Children's

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

Training Fellows Job Book 2014

Surgery Oral History Project

Pediatric Education and Training State Advocacy Infograph

Pediatric Surgery Training Programs


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Delivery of Surgery Care Committee Newsletter 2014

Education Newsletter Spring 2014

Pediatric Surgery Update

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