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MONICA ESPERANZA LOPEZ

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
Address6701 Fannin St., Suite 1210
HOUSTON TX 77030
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
    DivisionPediatrics-Administration


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    Dr. Mónica E. López has experience in all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery, with special training and clinical interest in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery, anorectal malformations, and gastrointestinal disorders, including surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease and endocrine surgery.

    Dr. López’s research interests focus on the design and implementation of retrospective and prospective pediatric surgical clinical outcomes studies. She regularly mentors residents and students in clinical research. She is also investigating the development of clinical research trials that lead to the implementation of evidence-based practice guidelines in the management of common pediatric surgical diseases and improved patient outcomes. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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    1. Yu YR, Abbas PI, Smith CM, Carberry KE, Ren H, Patel B, Nuchtern JG, Lopez ME. Time-driven activity-based costing to identify opportunities for cost reduction in pediatric appendectomy. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Sep 15. PMID: 27697316.
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    2. Telesmanich ME, Orth RC, Zhang W, Lopez ME, Carpenter JL, Mahmood N, Jadhav SP, Guillerman RP. Searching for certainty: findings predictive of appendicitis in equivocal ultrasound exams. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Jun 9. PMID: 27282824.
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    3. Abbas PI, Dietrich JE, Francis JA, Brandt ML, Cass DL, Lopez ME. Ovarian-Sparing Surgery in Pediatric Benign Ovarian Tumors. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Oct; 29(5):506-10. PMID: 27079914.
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    4. Abbas PI, Peterson ML, Fallon SC, Lopez ME, Wesson DE, Walsh SM, Kellermayer R, Rodriguez JR. Evaluating the impact of infliximab use on surgical outcomes in pediatric Crohn's disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Feb 14. PMID: 26944181.
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    5. Abbas PI, Peterson M, Stephens LJ, Rodriguez JR, Lee TC, Brandt ML, Lopez ME. Evaluating the effect of time process measures on appendectomy clinical outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 May; 51(5):810-4. PMID: 26976776.
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    6. Abbas PI, Roehm CE, Friedman EM, Athanassaki I, Kim ES, Brandt ML, Wesson DE, Lopez ME. Successful endoscopic ablation of a pyriform sinus fistula in a child: case report and literature review. Pediatr Surg Int. 2016 Jun; 32(6):623-7. PMID: 26820515.
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    7. Lopez ME, Carberry K, Macias C. IMPROVING APPENDECTOMY OUTCOMES USING ADVANCED ANALYTICS AND TEAM STRUCTURES. Physician Leadersh J. 2015 Nov-Dec; 2(6):32-4, 36. PMID: 26685457.
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    8. Putnam LR, Levy SM, Blakely ML, Lally KP, Wyrick DL, Dassinger MS, Russell RT, Huang EY, Vogel AM, Streck CJ, Kawaguchi AL, Calkins CM, St Peter SD, Abbas PI, Lopez ME, Tsao K. A multicenter, pediatric quality improvement initiative improves surgical wound class assignment, but is it enough? J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Apr; 51(4):639-44. PMID: 26590473.
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    9. Puligandla PS, Grabowski J, Austin M, Hedrick H, Renaud E, Arnold M, Williams RF, Graziano K, Dasgupta R, McKee M, Lopez ME, Jancelewicz T, Goldin A, Downard CD, Islam S. Management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A systematic review from the APSA outcomes and evidence based practice committee. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Nov; 50(11):1958-70. PMID: 26463502.
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    10. Bartz SK, Karaviti LP, Brandt ML, Lopez ME, Masand P, Devaraj S, Hicks J, Anderson L, Lodish M, Keil M, Stratakis CA. Residual manifestations of hypercortisolemia following surgical treatment in a patient with Cushing syndrome. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2015; 2015(1):19. PMID: 26322079.
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    11. Fallon SC, Orth RC, Guillerman RP, Munden MM, Zhang W, Elder SC, Cruz AT, Brandt ML, Lopez ME, Bisset GS. Development and validation of an ultrasound scoring system for children with suspected acute appendicitis. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Dec; 45(13):1945-52. PMID: 26280638.
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    12. Abbas PI, Elder SC, Mehollin-Ray AR, Braverman RM, Lopez ME, Francis JA, Dietrich JE. Ovarian lesion volumes as a screening tool for malignancy in adolescent ovarian tumors. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Nov; 50(11):1933-6. PMID: 26242572.
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    13. Graziano K, Islam S, Dasgupta R, Lopez ME, Austin M, Chen LE, Goldin A, Downard CD, Renaud E, Abdullah F. Asymptomatic malrotation: Diagnosis and surgical management: An American Pediatric Surgical Association outcomes and evidence based practice committee systematic review. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct; 50(10):1783-90. PMID: 26205079.
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    14. Kim ME, Orth RC, Fallon SC, Lopez ME, Brandt ML, Zhang W, Bisset GS. Performance of CT examinations in children with suspected acute appendicitis in the community setting: a need for more education. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Apr; 204(4):857-60. PMID: 25794077.
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    15. Kellermayer R, Nagy-Szakal D, Harris RA, Luna RA, Pitashny M, Schady D, Mir SA, Lopez ME, Gilger MA, Belmont J, Hollister EB, Versalovic J. Serial fecal microbiota transplantation alters mucosal gene expression in pediatric ulcerative colitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Apr; 110(4):604-6. PMID: 25853207; PMCID: PMC4883582.
    16. Mazziotti MV, Weldon CB, Lopez ME, Abbas PI, Rescorla FJ, Kim ES. Analysis of submitted abstracts for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Surgery, National Conference (AAP SoSU). J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun; 50(6):1058-61. PMID: 25812447.
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    17. Levy SM, Lally KP, Blakely ML, Calkins CM, Dassinger MS, Duggan E, Huang EY, Kawaguchi AL, Lopez ME, Russell RT, St Peter SD, Streck CJ, Vogel AM, Tsao K. Surgical wound misclassification: a multicenter evaluation. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Mar; 220(3):323-9. PMID: 25532617.
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    18. Fallon SC, Kim ME, Hallmark CA, Carpenter JL, Eldin KW, Lopez ME, Wesson DE, Brandt ML, Ruben Rodriguez J. Correlating surgical and pathological diagnoses in pediatric appendicitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Apr; 50(4):638-41. PMID: 25840078.
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    19. Correa JA, Fallon SC, Murphy KM, Victorian VA, Bisset GS, Vasudevan SA, Lopez ME, Brandt ML, Cass DL, Rodriguez JR, Wesson DE, Lee TC. Resource utilization after gastrostomy tube placement: defining areas of improvement for future quality improvement projects. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Nov; 49(11):1598-601. PMID: 25475801.
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    20. Webb JB, Fallon SC, Lopez ME, Boswell HB, Dietrich JE, Brandt ML. The management of an ectopic ovary in the inguinal canal: literature review and discussion. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Oct; 30(10):1075-8. PMID: 25096300.
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    21. Lopez ME, Fallon SC, Lee TC, Rodriguez JR, Brandt ML, Mazziotti MV. Management of the pediatric spontaneous pneumothorax: is primary surgery the treatment of choice? Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):571-6. PMID: 25132627.
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    22. Zamora IJ, Fallon SC, Orth RC, Kim ME, Brandt ML, Lopez ME, Wesson DE, Rodriguez JR. Overuse of fluoroscopic gastrostomy studies in a children's hospital. J Surg Res. 2014 Aug; 190(2):598-603. PMID: 24909868.
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    23. Liu Y, Seipel C, Lopez ME, Nuchtern JG, Brandt ML, Fallon SC, Manyang PA, Tjia IM, Baijal RG, Watcha MF. A retrospective study of multimodal analgesic treatment after laparoscopic appendectomy in children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Dec; 23(12):1187-92. PMID: 24112856.
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    24. Hassan SF, Stephens E, Fallon SC, Schady D, Hicks MJ, Lopez ME, Lazar DA, Rodriguez MA, Brandt ML. Characterizing pilomatricomas in children: a single institution experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jul; 48(7):1551-6. PMID: 23895971.
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    25. Fallon SC, Hassan SF, Larimer EL, Rodriguez JR, Brandt ML, Wesson DE, Palazzi DL, Lopez ME. Modification of an evidence-based protocol for advanced appendicitis in children. J Surg Res. 2013 Nov; 185(1):273-7. PMID: 23835072.
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    26. Fallon SC, Feig D, Lopez ME, Brandt ML. The utility of cortical-sparing adrenalectomy in pheochromocytomas associated with genetic syndromes. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1422-5. PMID: 23845641.
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    27. Kim ME, Fallon SC, Lopez ME, Hicks MJ, Brandt ML. Recurrent hemangioendothelioma in a pediatric patient: report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1426-8. PMID: 23845642.
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    28. Fallon SC, Larimer EL, Gwilliam NR, Nuchtern JG, Rodriguez JR, Lee TC, Lopez ME, Kim ES. Increased complication rates associated with Port-a-Cath placement in pediatric patients: location matters. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1263-8. PMID: 23845616.
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    29. Fallon SC, Brandt ML, Rodriguez JR, Vasudevan SA, Lopez ME, Hicks MJ, Kim ES. Cytogenetic analysis in the diagnosis and management of lipoblastomas: results from a single institution. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep; 184(1):341-6. PMID: 23751806.
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    30. Fallon SC, Brandt ML, Hassan SF, Wesson DE, Rodriguez JR, Lopez ME. Evaluating the effectiveness of a discharge protocol for children with advanced appendicitis. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep; 184(1):347-51. PMID: 23731683.
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    31. Fallon SC, Slater BJ, Nuchtern JG, Cass DL, Kim ES, Lopez ME, Mazziotti MV. Complications related to the Nuss procedure: minimizing risk with operative technique. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 May; 48(5):1044-8. PMID: 23701780.
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    32. Fallon SC, Lopez ME, Zhang W, Brandt ML, Wesson DE, Lee TC, Rodriguez JR. Risk factors for surgery in pediatric intussusception in the era of pneumatic reduction. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 May; 48(5):1032-6. PMID: 23701778.
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    33. Fallon SC, Slater BJ, Larimer EL, Brandt ML, Lopez ME. The surgical management of Rapunzel syndrome: a case series and literature review. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Apr; 48(4):830-4. PMID: 23583142.
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    34. Fallon SC, Redell MS, El-Bietar J, Lopez ME, Vasudevan SA, Brandt ML. Intestinal perforation after treatment of Burkitt's lymphoma: case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Feb; 48(2):436-40. PMID: 23414881.
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    35. Burchhardt D, Fallon SC, Lopez ME, Kim ES, Hicks J, Brandt ML. Retroperitoneal lipoblastoma: a discussion of current management. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Oct; 47(10):e51-4. PMID: 23084233.
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    36. Douglas G, Axelrad ME, Brandt ML, Crabtree E, Dietrich JE, French S, Gunn S, Karaviti L, Lopez ME, Macias CG, McCullough LB, Suresh D, Austin E, Reid Sutton V. Guidelines for evaluating and managing children born with disorders of sexual development. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Apr; 41(4):e1-7. PMID: 22494213.
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    37. Mehta S, Lopez ME, Chumpitazi BP, Mazziotti MV, Brandt ML, Fishman DS. Clinical characteristics and risk factors for symptomatic pediatric gallbladder disease. Pediatrics. 2012 Jan; 129(1):e82-8. PMID: 22157135.
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    38. Douglas G, Axelrad ME, Brandt ML, Crabtree E, Dietrich JE, French S, Gunn S, Karaviti L, Lopez ME, Macias CG, McCullough LB, Suresh D, Sutton VR. Consensus in Guidelines for Evaluation of DSD by the Texas Children's Hospital Multidisciplinary Gender Medicine Team. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2010; 2010:919707. PMID: 20981291; PMCID: PMC2963131.
    39. Whyte C, Tran E, Lopez ME, Harris BH. Outpatient interval appendectomy after perforated appendicitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Nov; 43(11):1970-2. PMID: 18970926.
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    40. Lopez ME, Whyte C, Kleinhaus S, Rivas Y, Harris BH. Laparoscopic excision of a gastric diverticulum in a child. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2007 Apr; 17(2):246-8. PMID: 17484659.
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