Texas Children’s Fetal Center celebrates 200 miracles at patient reunion

On November 4, Texas Children’s Fetal Center held another successful reunion event at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. Families from around the country and internationally traveled to Houston to reconnect with Fetal Center physicians, nurse coordinators and staff. Since the first event in 2007, the reunion has brought together patients and their families who received Read More…


NIH grant supports research on novel device to reduce pre-term PROM during fetal surgery

Texas Children’s collaborative work to develop a novel device to anchor the chorio-amniotic membranes during fetal surgery was recently funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Partnering with Baylor College of Medicine, the Department of Bioengineering at Texas A&M University, Read More…


Miracle baby born twice celebrates her first birthday

Lynlee Boemer, a miracle baby who underwent fetal surgery performed at Texas Children’s Fetal Center to remove a large tumor (Sacrococcygeal Teratoma) growing from her spine, celebrated her first birthday on June 6. Last week, Jeff and Margaret Boemer were at Texas Children’s for their daughter’s follow-up clinic appointment with Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, co-director of Read More…


Lee receives Presidential Recognition Award from AIUM

Dr. Wesley Lee, co-director of Texas Children’s Fetal Center and section chief for women’s and fetal imaging at Baylor College of Medicine, recently received the Presidential Recognition Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) during its annual meeting last month. Each year, AIUM President Dr. Beryl Benacerraf extends special recognition to individuals Read More…


Medical staff and personnel impressed with Mata twins’ progress

It’s been more than a year and a half since a team of Texas Children’s surgeons and medical staff separated conjoined twins Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata in an historic, more than 24-hour-long procedure. Since then, the girls – now 2 years old and living at home near Lubbock – have worked hard with Read More…