The Texas Children’s Hospital has announced the addition of a new plastic surgeon specialized in hand and microvascular surgery, Dr. Mitchel Seruya, to the department of surgery. Seruya will also occupy the position of assistant professor of plastic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Seruya, whose clinical research has been focusing on obstetric brachial plexus palsy, cerebral palsy, congenital hand anomalies, and traumatic hand injuries, is now joining a department that has been establishing an international reputation for its expertise in a number of subspecialty areas. The Texas Children’s Plastic Surgery Division remains focused on giving children needing plastic surgery the opportunity to look and feel their best.
“Dr. Seruya will be a great asset to our team as he expresses his enthusiasm to expand community awareness on the comprehensive pediatric upper extremity and microsurgery services we offer,” said the chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children’s and at BCM, Dr. Larry H. Hollier. “We are excited to see all of the wonderful things he will accomplish in his future with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor, as his expertise will broaden our ability to care for children.”
The department, which is committed to transforming the lives of patients through complex surgical needs in a family-centered care environment, believes that the new surgeon will enhance the department’s pursuit of that goal. Seruya has received several honors and awards, including Best Congenital Deformity Paper at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2012 Senior Resident Conference.
With a bachelor in science and medical degree from Columbia University and a plastic surgery residency completed at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Seruya authored five book chapters and 30 publications in various peer-reviewed journals. In 2012, Seruya left Washington, D.C. to enroll in a craniofacial and hand/micro fellowships at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, VIC Australia. During his career, he has presented at numerous conferences in the U.S., but also in countries like Canada, Australia, and Singapore, gaining national and international recognition.