Anesthesiologist-In-Chief Dr. Dean B. Andropoulos speaks at Surgery Grand Rounds about strength, growth of Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, Pain Medicine

Texas Children’s is a large and growing health system with many specialties and sub-specialties. We take care of the sickest of the sick and provide routine pediatric care to otherwise healthy children. Many times that care involves not one medical expert but a team of medical experts, including pediatric anesthesiologist. “The core role of the Read More…


Global vascular anomalies effort expands to include interventional radiology

With the help of physicians in interventional radiology, anesthesiology and pathology at Texas Children’s Hospital, children in Vietnam suffering from severe and debilitating vascular anomalies are getting the help they desperately need. At the beginning of the year, a medical team from Texas Children’s traveled to the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital in Ho Read More…


Dr. Dean B. Andropoulos authors article in NEJM about FDA drug safety warning

Anesthesiologist-in-Chief Dr. Dean B. Andropoulos recently authored an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) about the December 14 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug safety communication about prolonged or repeated anesthetics in young children and pregnant women in their third trimester. The FDA’s communication states: A single, short exposure to anesthesia Read More…


Pain medicine clinic offers hope to children suffering from acute, chronic pain

For most of Kaitlyn Ennis’ 12-year life she has been in physical pain due to pancreatitis, a disease doctors diagnosed her with when she was just 18 months old. In the beginning the condition and the pain were acute, coming and going in spurts. The past year or so however, Kaitlyn has endured chronic pain Read More…


Main OR staff bring skills to Guatemala medical mission

A team of nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists from Texas Children’s Hospital’s Main Operating Room recently participated in a medical mission in Antigua, Guatemala. The mission was coordinated by Faith in Practice, a Houston-based organization dedicated to the medical care of indigent people in Guatemala. The 44-member team that went consisted of medical and surgical staff Read More…