David Schindel, M.D.

David Schindel, M.D.

  • Surgery - Pediatric
  • Congenital Surgery of the Newborn
  • Pediatric Colorectal Surgery


David Schindel, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in pediatric surgery.

Dr. Schindel earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at Indiana University Medical Center and then received advanced training in pediatric surgery through a fellowship at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Certified by the American Board of General Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2004.

Dr. Schindel’s clinical and research interests include congenital surgery in newborns, pediatric colorectal surgery, and fetal diagnosis and interventions. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and book chapters and is a frequent invited lecturer.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Association.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Headquarters Office /St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (1998-2000), Pediatric Surgery
  • Residency - Indiana University Medical Center (1992-1998), General Surgery
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1988-1992)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Nominated for the UT Southwestern Medical Center Program Development Award 2020, Inflammatory Bowel Program
  • “Best Doctors in Dallas” in Pediatric Surgery 2014-2019, Recognition by Peers
  • Nominated for the UT Southwestern Medical Center Patient and Family Recognition Award 2018
  • Treatment Alliance (FETAL) Program 2018
  • UT Southwestern Medical School 7th annual “Excellence in Education” Award 2011
  • Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Student Teaching 2010-2011, UT Southwestern, Department of Surgery
  • Nominated for the “Innovative Medicine Award” for work on the EXIT procedure/team 2009, by Children’s Medical Center Dallas for Recognition by the Dallas Business Journal
Books & Publications
  • Congenital Surgery of the Newborn
  • Pediatric Colorectal Surgery
  • Fetal Diagnosis and Intervention
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders

Clinical Focus

  • Congenital Surgery of the Newborn
  • Pediatric Colorectal Surgery
  • Fetal Diagnosis and Intervention

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