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World-Renowned Heart Surgeon to Lead New, Fully Integrated Cardiovascular Care Partnership Model in Austin, Texas

On Wednesday, March 2, UT Health Austin pediatric and congenital heart surgeon Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD, an internationally recognized congenital heart surgeon, was named the inaugural Executive Director of the new Institute for Cardiovascular Health, a collaboration between Ascension Texas and The University of Texas at Austin, which includes the Dell Medical School.

In Utero Laser Surgery Saves Unborn Twin Babies

On December 9, 2021, the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center, successfully completed its first twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome laser surgery. This complex procedure is performed in utero, and the surgical team was led by UT Health Austin fetal medicine specialist Michael Bebbington, MD, MHSc, who serves as the Co-Director of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center.

Abdominal Transplant Center Offers New Hope for Central Texas and Beyond

UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton are excited to announce the opening of the Abdominal Transplant Center, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin that brings specialized teams across healthcare entities together under the mission of transforming healthcare delivery and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.

New Program Aims to Fill Hospital Halls With Music

The mental and physical effects of music can be powerful and are often wide-ranging, so much so that filling the halls of the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas with music has become a new initiative of the Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin. Director of Music Services, Mark Bernat, brings music to the the atrium and waiting areas of the Dell Seton Medical Center.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center Welcome First Baby Born in the New Specialized Delivery Unit

On July 7, 2021, parents Shelby Herrington and Logan Wade welcomed their daughter Paisley, the first baby born in the new Dell Children’s Specialized Delivery Unit (SDU). The SDU, which opened in early July, and just in time for Paisley’s arrival, is an 11-bed labor and delivery unit that provides immediate comprehensive care to healthy mothers and their high-risk babies at the time of delivery.

Establishing an Innovative Educational Program for Training the Next Generation of Cardiovascular Perfusionists

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease announces a first-of-its-kind educational partnership with the Texas Heart Institute in which student perfusionists will now have the opportunity to perform clinical training in the pediatric clinical setting at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center Celebrate the Discharge of Grace Jennings, the Second Patient to Receive a Heart Transplant at Dell Children’s

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center are proud to announce that 13-year-old Grace Jennings is home after receiving a long-awaited heart transplant. Grace received her heart transplant on January 26, 2021 after waiting 15 months for a donor heart while on a lifesaving mechanical heart pump.

UT Health Austin’s Ambulatory Surgery Center Achieves Full Accreditation

UT Health Austin is excited to announce the opening of its new on-site Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), which has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The ASC gives patients and their physicians a convenient and safe alternative for outpatient and selected short-stay surgical procedures.

UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s Welcomes the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center

UT Health Austin partners with Dell Children’s Medical Center to establish the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program. This level 4 epilepsy center consists of a team of over 20 specialists, each bringing a unique perspective and skillset to ensure the most well-rounded pediatric care.