Gastroschisis

Meet the Team

Surgeons on staff at Children’s who treat infants with gastroschisis are recognized by their peers as leaders in their fields of expertise. Their positions on faculty at one of the nation’s top medical schools, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and their published research on the topic mean that other surgeons look to them as experts.

Dr-Foglia-R-D060209058Robert P. Foglia, M.D.

Dr. Robert P. Foglia is Surgeon-in-Chief at Children’s Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University and his residency in General Surgery at UCLA Center for Health Sciences in Los Angeles. He completed his fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is board-certified in surgery, pediatric surgery and critical care. His clinical interests include neonatal abdominal wall defects, including gastroschisis.

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DoctorRobertMinkesRobert K. Minkes, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Robert K. Minkes received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He is a Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Medical Director and Chief of Surgical Services at Children’s at Legacy, one of two hospitals within the Children’s Medical Center Dallas system. Dr. Minkes is board-certified in surgery and pediatric surgery. He authored the chapter on Abdominal Wall Defects, including gastroschisis, in “Principles and Practice of Pediatric Surgery,” a textbook for surgeons.

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MichaelSkinnerMDMichael Skinner, M.D.

Dr. Michael Skinner received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed his surgical residency at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Indiana University. He is board-certified in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is a Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and co-editor of “Principles and Practice of Pediatric Surgery,” a leading textbook used in medical schools.

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