Our commitment to improve the lives of children and their families starts with the patient and community.
We’ve dedicated our time and hearts to causes that help children and families in Central Texas and in other areas of the world that are in need of medical assistance. We also give back by educating the next generation of young people in areas of science and innovation so that they may one day consider a career in medicine.
Giving back is part of cultivating a better, healthier community.
Making Science Exciting!
Children’s Urology teamed up with Austin’s children’s museum, The Thinkery, to give families a peek into what it’s like to be a surgeon. Children (and adults!) had a chance to test drive the da Vinci medical robot, a technology used in complex pediatric urology procedures. The goal was to expose children to science and innovation using an interactive surgical simulation. Click here to learn more.
Extending Surgical Aid Globally
Children’s Urology has participated in several medical mission trips through Dell Children’s Surgical Global Outreach. The non-profit program sends surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other pediatric medical support to help underserved children in other countries. Over the last two year’s, Dr. Danielle Sweeney and Dr. Seremetis have joined the team, providing care for children in Guatemala City.
Educating the Next Generation
To help educate our medical community in Austin and beyond, we regularly mentor local undergraduate and graduate students. Doing so offers students a firsthand experience of the many aspects and responsibilities of providing medical care. Each month, University of Texas undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in medicine shadow the Children’s Urology physicians as part of the UT Health Mentorship program. Our physicians also precept (mentor) resident students pursuing a specialty in pediatrics/family practice.
Our physicians have worked as community volunteers serving on multiple boards. These include: