Children living in resource-limited settings often lack access to doctor’s trained in both routine and advanced pediatric surgical and post-operative techniques. This holds very true in Malawi, where there are two pediatric surgeons practicing in the country – our Texas Children’s/Baylor College of Medicine surgeon in the capital, Lilongwe, and one other surgeon in Blantyre, the largest city.

Texas Children’s Global Health works to improve pediatric surgical outcomes by:

  • Providing pediatric-trained surgeons in Malawi to help address surgical back-logs
  • Offering shoulder-to-shoulder training and classroom instruction to doctors, nurses and medical students
  • Improving quality control, pediatric infrastructure and equipment in hospitals
  • Developing pediatric surgery and anesthesia curricula trainings
  • Employing telemedicine to consult on complex cases and to mentor surgeons and anesthetists in other countries 

Texas Children’s collaborates with hospitals and universities to share training and provide direct care and treatment in many countries, including Malawi and Mexico.


Dr. Larry H. Hollier, Jr.


Dr. Jed Nuchtern

Director, Global Surgery Program

Dr. Bip Nandi

Global Health Surgeon, Malawi

Dr. Dean B. Andropoulos


Dr. Olutoyin Olutoye

Co-Director, Global Surgery & Anesthesiology Program
Director, Fetal Anesthesia Service
Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology

Dr. Titilopemi Aina

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology