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Newly expanded and remodeled pediatric surgery clinic

Written By: Melissa McDonald, UT Physicians | Updated: May 13, 2019
Pediatric Surgery Clinic

The ribbon cutting at the UT Physicians Pediatric Surgery clinic in the Texas Medical Center on April 29, 2019.

With a focus on patients and their families, the newly redesigned and expanded UT Physicians Pediatric Surgery clinic in the Texas Medical Center has opened with additional virtual care space, procedure rooms, nursing station and more.

UT Physicians Pediatric Surgery Clinic
The UT Physicians Pediatric Plastic Surgery team celebrating at the opening.

Along with highly trained medical personnel in general surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, urology, and cardiovascular surgery, you can count on compassionate, specialized care that focuses on your child. Those specialists, who are also full-time faculty members at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, provide services to newborns through age 18. In some cases involving childhood birth defects, they even see adults.

Diane Harnden, who is the department management operator, said it has been a long time coming. “We are very excited to have the space. We are expanding rapidly and hiring more specialists. This is going to be a phenomenal space for patient care.”

Future of medicine

cutting pieces of the ribbon
Saving pieces of the ribbon to remember the occasion.

Matthew T. Harting, MD, says additional telemedicine rooms means a look ahead at the future of medicine. “We believe that is where care is going. We now have the opportunity to leverage technology to meet patients where they are, where care is both optimal and accessible. We have patients that come from many hours away for care. This technology allows us to meet them where they are. That is the future of medicine.”

“I love the clinic,” said Linda T. Li, MD. “It is bright and very functional. We are utilizing our space so much better. The large nursing station in the back of the clinic is a huge plus.”

On April 29, a ribbon cutting took place to officially open the remodeled clinic. The clinic is located at 6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950.

cutting the ribbon on the new space
Rose Samaniego, practice manager for the clinic, cut the ribbon to officially open the newly remodeled space.


Hear from Kevin P. Lally, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Rose Samaniego, senior practice manager for the clinic, as we go inside the ribbon cutting and take a virtual tour of the new space.

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