Dr. Haroon Patel is an accomplished pediatric surgeon and program administrator.  Dr. Patel is the Medical Director of Pediatrix Surgeons of Houston and plays a vital role in the development and advancement of our practice.

In addition to his extensive expertise as a pediatric surgeon, he holds a Master's in Healthcare Management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has a long history of developing successful multidisciplinary teams and child-centered programs focused on clinical quality improvement and providing exemplary patient care and outcomes.

Before joining Pediatrix Surgeon of Houston, Dr. Patel spent 17 years as a leader in the pediatric surgery program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He served as Chief of Surgery, Surgical Director (PICU), Trauma Medical Director. Dr. Patel is board-certified, holding his Board Certification from the American Board of Surgery in both Pediatric and General Surgery. He is also an active Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Patel completed his medical degree and undergraduate studies at Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa. After moving to the United States, Dr. Patel completed his residency at Berkshire Medical Center, University of Massachusetts and subsequently completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at The Floating Hospital for Children New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He also spent a whole year at Boston Children’s Hospital as an associate resident in pediatric surgery and has held staff attending positions at several prominent Boston institutions.

Dr. Patel has held numerous academic appointments and publications throughout his career; Dr. Patel served as Instructor in surgery at both Harvard and Tufts, Assistant Professor in Surgery and Pediatrics at Boston University and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Texas A&M University and Assistant Professor in Surgery at UTMB, Galveston, Texas, where he still holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery. 

When not serving his patients, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. As a proud father of four children, he has a passion for working with and improving the medical outcomes and lives of young patients and families entrusted to his care.


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