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Mary T. Austin, MD, MPH

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Children's Cancer Hospital, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care, Division of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Children's Cancer Hospital, Houston, TX
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX
Hospital Appointment, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Children's Hospital/Memorial Hermann/Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital/Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest/The Women's Hospital of Texas/Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Harris County District, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2005 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, MPH, Public Health
2000 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, MD, Medicine
1996 Duke University, College of Arts and Sciences, Durham, NC, BS, Cum Laude, Biology and Chemistry

Postgraduate Training

2008-2010 Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2007-2008 Clinical Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2003-2005 Research Residency, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2001-2007 Clinical Residency, General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2000-2001 Clinical Internship, General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Board Certifications

3/2011 American Board of Surgery in Pediatric Surgery, Recertification Date: 7/2021
9/2008 American Board of Surgery in Surgical Critical Care, Recertification Date: 7/2019
3/2008 American Board of Surgery, Recertification Date: 7/2018

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons
Fellow, 11/2013-present
Member, 10/2000-present
American Medical Association
Member, 2010-2013
American Pediatric Surgical Association
Member, 2010-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, 2011-present
Association of Academic Surgeons
Member, 2010-present
Society for Critical Care Medicine
Member, 10/2000-9/2013
Society of Surgical Oncology
Member, 2010-present
Southeastern Surgical Congress
Member, 10/2000-9/2013
Texas Medical Association
Member, 2010-2013

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Austin MT, Xing Y, Hayes-Jordan AA, Lally KP, Cormier JN. Melanoma incidence rises for children and adolescents: An epidemiologic review of pediatric melanoma in the United States. J Pediatr Surg 48(11):2207-13, 11/2013. PMID: 24210187.
2. Palmer PE, Austin MT, Warneke C, Herzog C, Hughes D, Hayes-Jordan A. Complications in the Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Melanoma. J Pediatr Surg 48(6):1249-52, 6/2013. PMID: 23845614.
3. Rojas Y, Warneke CL, Dhamne CA, Tsao K, Nuchtern JG, Lally KP, Vasudevan SA, Hayes-Jordan AA, Cass DL, Herzog CE, Hicks MJ, Kim ES, Austin MT. Primary malignant pancreatic neoplasms in children and adolescents: a 20 year experience. J Pediatr Surg 47(12):2199-204, 12/2012. PMID: 23217876.
4. Guner YS, Khemani RG, Qureshi FG, Wee CP, Austin MT, Dorey F, Rycus PT, Ford HR, Friedlich P, Stein JE. Outcome analysis of neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia treated with venovenous vs venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Surg 44(9):1691-701, 9/2009. PMID: 19735810.
5. Riordan WP, Idowu R, Austin MT, Diaz JJ. Laparoendoscopic evaluation and treatment of massive pneumoperitoneum occurring 1 year after gastrostomy tube removal. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18(6):601-3, 12/2008. PMID: 19098669.
6. Austin MT, Poulose BK, Ray WA, Arbogast PG, Feurer ID, Pinson CW. Model for end-stage liver disease: did the new liver allocation policy affect waiting list mortality? Arch Surg 142(11):1079-85, 11/2007. PMID: 18025337.
7. Hoot NR, Feurer ID, Austin MT, Porayko MK, Wright JK, Lorenzi NM, Pinson CW, Aronsky D. Physician predictions of graft survival following liver transplantation. HPB (Oxford) 9(4):272-6, 2007. PMCID: PMC2215395.
8. Carpenter RO, Austin MT, Tarpley JL, Griffin MR, Lomis KD. Work-hour restrictions as an ethical dilemma for residents. Am J Surg 191(4):527-32, 4/2006. PMID: 16531148.
9. Austin MT, Feurer ID, Pinson CW. Access to pediatric liver transplantation: does regional variation play a role? J Gastrointest Surg 10(3):387-94, 3/2006. PMID: 16504884.
10. Austin MT, Leys CM, Feurer ID, Lovvorn HN, O'Neill JA, Pinson CW, Pietsch JB. Liver transplantation for childhood hepatic malignancy: a review of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database. J Pediatr Surg 41(1):182-6, 1/2006. PMID: 16410130.
11. Leys CM, Austin MT, Pietsch JB, Lovvorn HN, Pietsch JB. Elective intestinal operations in infants and children without mechanical bowel preparation: a pilot study. J Pediatr Surg 40(6):978-81; discussion 982, 6/2005. PMID: 15991181.
12. Austin MT, Diaz JJ, Feurer ID, Miller RS, May AK, Guillamondegui OD, Pinson CW, Morris JA. Creating an emergency general surgery service enhances the productivity of trauma surgeons, general surgeons and the hospital. J Trauma 58(5):906-10, 5/2005. PMID: 15920401.
13. Austin MT, Feurer ID, Chari RS, Gorden DL, Wright JK, Pinson CW. Survival after pediatric liver transplantation: why does living donation offer an advantage? Arch Surg 140(5):465-70; discussion 470-1, 5/2005. PMID: 15897442.
14. Austin MT, Feurer ID, Holzman MD, Richards WO, Pinson CW, Herline AJ. The impact of a laparoscopic colorectal surgeon on the laparoscopic colectomy experience of a single academic center. Surg Endosc 19(3):311-5, 3/2005. e-Pub 1/13/2005. PMID: 15633044.
15. Austin MT, Lovvorn HN, Feurer ID, Pietsch J, Earl TM, Bartilson R, Neblett WW, Pietsch JB. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair on extracorporeal life support: a decade of lessons learned. Am Surg 70(5):389-95; discussion 395, 5/2004. PMID: 15156945.
16. Austin MT, Davis TL, Robertson D, Charles PD. Multiple system atrophy: clinical presentation and diagnosis. Tenn Med 92(2):55-7, 2/1999. PMID: 9932532.

Book Chapters

1. Austin MT, Purcell GP. Pediatric Endosurgery. In: Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery, 3rd. Ed(s) Pappas, Pryor AD, Harnisch MC. Springer: Philadelphia, 263-273, 2007.
2. Austin MT, Pinson CW. The Mesocaval Shunt: Technique. In: Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, 4th. Ed(s) Blumgart LH. Saunders Elsevier Publishing: Philadelphia, 1647-1653, 2007.
3. Pinson CW, Austin MT. Treatment of Sclerosing Cholangitis. In: Mastery of Surgery, 5th. Ed(s) Fischer JE, Bland KI. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, 1153-1164, 2007.
4. Austin MT, Pinson CW. Biliary Complications of Liver Transplantation. In: Diseases of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts, 2nd. Ed(s) Clavian PA, Baillie J. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 289-305, 2006.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Identifying geographic and socioeconomic disparities in access to care for pediatric cancer patients in Texas
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention Research of Texas
Role: Collaborator
Principal Investigator: Elting
Duration: 8/1/2011 - 7/31/2013

Last updated: 8/18/2015