Texas Children’s Department of Surgery welcomes new class of Pediatric Surgery Physician Assistant Fellows
This January, the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital welcomed the most recent class of pediatric surgery physician assistant fellows. The six new physician assistant fellows will gain hands-on experience in a full spectrum of pediatric surgical subspecialties and train to become strong leaders in all areas of pediatric surgery.
In its third year, the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship for Physician Assistants is the first of its kind in the country, offering a 12-month didactic and clinical training program specifically for pediatric surgery. Fellows accepted into the program acquire hands-on training in surgical subspecialties including congenital heart surgery, general pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma, urology, and an innovative new addition, surgical hospitalist.
The one-year program includes 10 months of clinical pediatric surgical subspecialty experience and one month of basic laboratory research. Each participating fellow then elects one surgical division to focus on during the final month of the program. Training will be provided in clinics, on the surgical floors and in the operating room and will involve pre-, intra- and post-operative care.
The program is led by Dr. Larry Hollier, chief of plastic surgery, Ryan Krasnosky, PA-C, fellowship program director and assistant director of APP surgical services, Kristen Daniels, PA-C, fellowship academic director, and Jordan McAndrews, project manager.