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First-time Dad Spends Father’s Day with his ‘Miracle Baby’

Six-month-old Harlee Hirsch is her dad’s mini-me. “She has my eyes, but otherwise she looks just like her daddy,” says her mom, Andee Hirsch. Aaron Hirsch, Harlee’s dad, is thankful to spend his first Father’s Day with his miracle baby. The wide-eyed girl who can sit up all by herself and constantly smiles and coos nearly lost her life a week after birth. […]

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Meet Farm Boy Dr. David Schindel

David Schindel, M.D. Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, UT Southwestern Director of the EXIT Program WHAT HE DOES:  Trained to perform all types of pediatric surgeries, but especially interested in surgeries needed to correct fetal and newborn birth defects identified prenatally. These surgeries include EXIT  procedures, in which the mother’s […]

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Meet One-Of-a-Kind Dr. Michael Skinner

Michael Skinner, M.D. Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Medical Center Edwin Ide Smith, M.D. Professor of Pediatric Surgery, UT Southwestern LIFESAVING WORK: Specializes in thyroid diseases, especially multiple endocrine neoplasia. One of only a few pediatric surgeons in the country surgically removing the thyroid glands from affected children. “We can prevent thyroid cancer before it begins […]

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