Larry H. Hollier, M.D.
Surgeon-in-Chief, Texas Children’s Hospital
Chief of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 • 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Dr. Hollier serves as the Surgeon in Chief of Texas Children’s Hospital as well as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. The Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s is the largest in the country with 120 full-time surgeons and 135 advanced practice providers. It is also the busiest clinically with over 30,000 surgeries performed in 2017 and 180,000 clinic visits. Clinically, Dr. Hollier specializes in pediatric facial reconstruction including cleft and craniofacial repair.
He has also been very focused on improving the patient and family experience at Texas Children’s by initiating projects such as same-day clinic appointments and surgeries and the first ever pediatric pharmacy delivery project in which families receive their child’s medicines and are counseled by a pediatric pharmacist before discharge. For this work, he was named Physician of the Year for the United States in 2016 by Press Ganey.
He has authored over 200 manuscripts and over 50 book chapters. He serves as editor or co-editor for many scientific journals. These roles include serving as the section editor for pediatric and craniofacial surgery for the most widely read plastic surgery journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He’s also been very involved in global surgical work. In addition to organizing and participating in numerous educational and capacity building surgical projects in Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, he serves as director of the Baylor Global Surgery Residency. This is one of the first ACGME approved programs of its type. He also serves as chairman of the Medical Board of Smile Train. In that capacity, Dr. Hollier helps to supervise safety and quality in over 100,000 pediatric surgeries in 85 countries around the world.