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Jose L. Iglesias, MD, FACS, FAAP
Cook Children's Physician Network

Jose L. Iglesias
Specialties:Pediatric Surgery
Education:The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency:The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Fellowship:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center
Board Certified:Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
Web site: Cook Children's Pediatric Surgery

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Married with 2 children. Moved to Ft. Worth 2001.

Academic degrees

BS: Baylor University ; Waco, Texas; Major: Biology
August 1984 to May 1988

MD: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Dallas, Texas
August 1988 to May 1992; AOA honors

Foreign Language Spanish (fluent)

Postdoctoral Training

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Affiliated Hospitals *
* Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, St. Paul Medical Center

Surgical Research Fellow:
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Department of Surgery
July 1995 to June 1997Pediatric Surgical Fellowship:

Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and the University of Tennessee, Memphis

July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2001Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellow:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Department of Surgery
January 1 to March 31, 2000

Recent Awards

Top-Docs award 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Tarrant County, Pediatric Surgery [Fort Worth, Texas Magazine]

Texas Super Doctors award 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Pediatric Surgery [Texas Monthly Magazine]

2008 Edition “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons”


Scuba diving, photography, water and snow skiing, travel, hiking​



1500 Cooper St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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750 Mid Cities Blvd
Hurst, TX 76054
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2727 E Southlake Blvd
Southlake, Texas 76092
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1.  JL Iglesias, MD, RH Turnage, MD, P Rothenbach, JL LaNoue, MD, SI Myers, MD.  Thromboxane synthase inhibition reverses intestinal reperfusion (IR) induced renal hypoperfusion. Surgical Forum, XLVII:382-384, 1996.
2. P Rothenbach, RH Turnage, MD, JL Iglesias, MD, A Riva, L Bartula, Myers, MD. Downstream effects of splanchnic ischemia/reperfusion injury on renal function and eicosanoid release.  J. of Appl. Physiology 82(2): 530-536, 1997.
3. JL Iglesias, MD, DE Meier, MD, WR Thompson, MD.  Cost analysis of laparoscopic and open fundoplication in children.  Ped Endosurg & Innov Techn, 1:15-21, 1997.
4. JL Iglesias, MD, T Renard, MD.  Diaphragmatic hernia in an 8-year old with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.  Ped Surgery International 13(8):553-5, 1998.
5. JL Iglesias, MD, RH Turnage, MD,Y Meng, MD, J Horton, PhD, SI Myers, MD.  The effect of sequential injuries on splanchnic perfusion and eicosanoid release. J Surg Research 78(2):148-54, 1998.

6.  RH Turnage, MD, JK Wright, MD, JL Iglesias, MD, JL LaNoue, MD, H Nguyen, LT Kim, MD, SI Myers, MD,. Intestinal reperfusion-induced pulmonary edema is related to increased pulmonary inducible nitric oxide synthase activity.  Surgery 124(2):457-463, 1998. 
7.  JL Iglesias, MD, JL LaNoue, MD, L Kim, MD, Y Meng, MD, SI Myers, MD,   RH Turnage, MD.  Physiologic basis of pulmonary edema during intestinal reperfusion.  J Surg Research 80(2):156-63, 1998.

8.  JL LaNoue, MD, JL Iglesias, MD, TE Rogers, MD, L Kim, MD, Y Meng, MD, SI Myers, MD, RH Turnage, MD.  Alveolar macrophage response to remote organ injury.  Shock 4:261-265, 1998.
9.  KW Gow, MD, JS Dome, MD, JL Iglesias, MD, WM Novick, MD, FA Hoffer, MD, AM Davidoff, MD.  Itraatrial and Intracaval Wilms’ Tumor. JPS 36:1869-1871, 2001.

10.  JL Iglesias, MD, KA Kogut, MD, E Owings, MD, SS Rothenberg, MD, KP Schropp, MD, K Georgeson, MD, TE Lobe, MD.  Safety and Efficacy of Laparoscopic Fundoplication in Early Infancy.  Ped Endosurg & Innov Techn, 5:379-383, 2001.

11.   JL Iglesias. Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy. Cook Children's Consult, Winter 2005: 5-8."


Pediatric Chest Wall Anomalies
Dr. Jose Iglesias addresses surgical interventions for pediatric chest wall anomalies and post-operative cares. The two most common chest wall deformities fall into the categories of pectus carinatum (sternal protrusion) and pectus excavatum (sunken sternum).Cook Children’s Medical Center Grand Rounds: Ft. Worth, Texas, June 23, 2009.

Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy
Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy.Cook Children’s Grand Rounds: Ft. Worth Texas October 31, 2006.

Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy
Enthusiasm has grown worldwide in the pediatric surgical community over the past 20 years with the advent of many technological improvements, rendering laparoscopy and thoracoscopy safer and more available to our younger and smaller patients.Cook Children's Consult Online

The Undescended Testicle - Video Grand Rounds Presentation
Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy. Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Waco, Texas, October 26, 2001.

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