Texas Children’s Auxiliary awards given to Gargollo and Rosenfeld

July 28, 2015

72915surgery360The Texas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary awarded urologist Dr. Patricio Gargollo the Denton A. Cooley Fellowship in Surgical Innovation Award and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Scott Rosenfeld the Outcomes Fellowship Award for 2015. Each award totals $75,000. This is the fourth year the Department of Surgery has received funding from the Texas Children’s Auxiliary.

The Denton A. Cooley Fellowship in Surgical Innovation Award is given to a physician whose surgical research focuses on innovative ways to help children and to save lives. The Outcomes Fellowship Award supports patient care, education and research.

Gargollo is director of the Program for Complex Urogenital Reconstruction, associate medical director for Pediatric Surgery of the Texas Children’s Simulation Center and co-director of the Urology Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Program. With his award money, Gargollo proposes to integrate clinical simulation into the curriculum for medical students, residents, fellows and physician assistant fellows. Specifically, he proposes to combine training in laparoscopic techniques and simulation technology.

Rosenfeld specializes in pediatric orthopedics, sports medicine, scoliosis and hip disorders. He also is co-director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Clinic at Texas Children’s. With his award money, Rosenfeld proposes to develop diagnostic algorithms for pediatric musculoskeletal infections and determine the most efficacious means of treatment. These clinical practice guidelines will be region specific, making them useful in all parts of North America.