Surgical Research

The Surgical Research Laboratories at Boston Children’s Hospital incorporate the work of several principal investigators with a diversity of research interests, reflecting the broad spectrum of General Pediatric Surgery. Our laboratories integrate work on regenerative medicine (tissue engineering and other cell-based strategies), fetal therapy and biology, wound healing, lung and liver regeneration, transplantation, surgical and parenteral nutrition, short bowel syndrome, oncology, angiogenesis, vascular anomalies and instrument development, often in interdependent undertakings. These endeavors are pursued within the realm of a training program centered on General Surgery residents, particularly those interested in a career in Pediatric Surgery. In parallel to their research training, our postdoctoral research fellows also participate in select clinical and didactic activities of the Department of Surgery, as well as have access to multiple resources from the neighboring Harvard campus.

Featured researchers in the Department of Surgery hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.

Our researchers and their areas of focus:

Alex Cuenca MD

Alex Cuenca, MD, PhD

The role of innate immunity in allograft tolerance

Alex's research information
Farokh Demehri, MD

Farokh Demehri, MD

Device development and innovation

Farokh's research information
Belinda Dickie MD

Belinda Dickie, MD

Belinda's research information
Dario Fauza

Dario Fauza, MD, PhD

Fetal cell-based therapies and tissue engineering

Dario's research information
Steven J Fishman MD

Steven J. Fishman, MD

Vascular malformations and tumors

Steven's research information
Tom Jaksic MD

Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD

Short bowel syndrome and surgical metabolism

Tom's research information
Heung Bae Kim MD

Heung Bae Kim, MD

Surgical innovation and instrument development

Heung's research information
Mark Puder MD

Mark Puder, MD, PhD

Parenteral nutrition, liver injury and lung regeneration

Mark's research information
Shawn J Rangel MD, MSCE

Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE

Clinical outcomes and quality improvement

Shawn's research information
Khashayar Vakili, MD

Khashayar Vakili, MD

Liver regeneration, tumors and transplantation

Khashayar's research information