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Dr. Roth named chief at Texas Children’s Hospital

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Pediatric urology surgeon David Roth, MD, has been named the chief of urology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

Pediatric urology surgeon David Roth, MD, has been named the chief of urology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

Dr. Roth was also recently appointed as chief of pediatric urology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), also in Houston, where he will continue his role as professor of urology and pediatrics and serve as The Edmond T. Gonzales Jr., MD, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology.

Dr. Roth has distinguished himself in a variety of research, clinical, and academic roles as a pediatric urologist for nearly 30 years. His clinical interests include urinary tract infection and reflux, congenital abnormalities of the genitalia, and urinary tract obstruction of the newborn. His primary research is directed toward improving surgical outcomes in children with urologic disease.

He has authored more than 75 book chapters and publications in various academic and medical journals and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

Dr. Roth is preceded in this position by Dr. Gonzales, who serves as the surgical director of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

“Dr. Roth is dedicated to building on the enormous legacy established by Dr. Edmond Gonzales to develop the preeminent academic pediatric urology program in the United States and worldwide,” said Charles D. Fraser Jr., MD, surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children’s Hospital. “He will be an exceptional leader and educator to our division of pediatric urology.”

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