HOUSTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announced a new fellowship for surgical innovation in honor of Houston native Dr. Denton A. Cooley , world-renowned surgeon who pioneered many techniques in pediatric and adult cardiovascular surgery and who was a recipient of the National Medal of Technology, the nation's highest honor for technological innovation. Dr. Oluyinka O. Olutoye , co-director of Texas Children's Fetal Center, Baylor College of Medicine professor of surgery and a pediatric surgeon at Texas Children's, was named the inaugural recipient of the Denton A. Cooley Fellowship in Surgical Innovation at Texas Children's Hospital for 2013. For more information about Texas Children's surgery services, please visit texaschildrens.org/surgery.
Funded by The Auxiliary to Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Children's volunteer-led service organization, the goal of the grant is to advance surgical research that focuses on innovative ways to help children and save lives. The recipient of this fellowship is selected by the Department of Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital, with the committee chaired by Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr. , surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's. To be considered for the Cooley Fellowship in Surgical Innovation, one must be an accomplished surgeon with a dedication to improving surgical outcomes in children through innovation and discovery.
"Throughout his career, Dr. Olutoye has shown exceptional dedication to his patients and advancements to the highest level of innovation and care throughout all aspects of his surgical work," according to Fraser.
As co-director of the Fetal Center, Olutoye has been on the forefront of innovative in-utero and neonatal surgeries including those for congenital diaphr
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