Faisal Qureshi, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in pediatric surgery and serves as Director of the Bariatric Surgical Center at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Dr. Qureshi earned his medical degree at Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan. He completed a residency in surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital. He received advanced training through surgical research fellowships at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, as well as through a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University.

Board certified in surgery, surgical critical care, and pediatric surgery, Dr. Qureshi joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015. Previously, he held a number of leadership positions at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Qureshi is a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and has published nearly 50 peer-reviewed articles and nine book chapters. He lectures worldwide on pediatric surgery topics.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Association for Academic Surgery, and the Society of University Surgeons.

Dr. Qureshi is regularly included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list.

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Meet Dr. Qureshi

Pediatric Surgeon in Dallas

On any given day, pediatric surgeon Faisal Qureshi, M.D., may operate on a newborn, a 10-year-old, and an 18-year-old. Surgery might be in the neck, chest, stomach, or a dozen other places on the body. The need may be because of a car wreck, a hernia, or a congenital condition. It might also be to help a teen lose weight.

This is what the role of a pediatric surgeon entails – being an expert in many different areas and ready for whatever the patient needs.

With triple board certification in surgery, pediatric surgery, and surgical critical care, Dr. Qureshi brings a unique, holistic approach to the care of every patient he sees.

“Instead of looking only at the problem patients present with, my critical care background helps me take a more comprehensive, overall look at their health and how it may relate to or be affected by their problem,” Dr. Qureshi says. “I take a head-to-toe approach to the care and treatment of every patient so I don’t miss anything.”

Taking Advantage of Technology

Another key factor in Dr. Qureshi’s success as a pediatric surgeon is his early adoption of the latest technologies to help him do his job.

“I’m so glad I’m a surgeon in the 21st century,” he says. “The amount of technology available to us has changed the way we approach patients’ problems. We can now do major operations through very small incisions. Our imaging is much more meaningful than it used to be. And I, in particular, use mobile technology to help track the progress of my weight loss patients. I can follow them closely without having them come to the office. ”

And if you want to test Dr. Qureshi’s commitment to the latest technologies, just email him. He gives his direct email address to every patient he sees.

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Education & Training
  • Residency - New York-Presbyterian Queens (1997-2002), General Surgery
  • Graduate School - George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (2013-2015)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - George Washington University (2013-2015)
  • Medical School - Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan (1988-1993)
  • Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (2006-2008), Pediatric Surgery
  • Fellowship - University of Southern California (2005-2006), Surgical Critical Care
  • Fellowship - University of Pittsburg Medical Center (2004-2005), Minimally Invasive/bariatric Surgery
  • Research Fellowship - University of Pittsburg Medical Center (2002-2004), Pediatric Surgery
  • Research Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1996-1997), Surgery
  • Research Fellowship - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1994-1996), Surgery
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Society of University Surgeons
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2018-2021
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • “Biliary Atresia” in Mastery of Surgery, 5th Edition
      Qureshi FG, Ergun O and Ford HR (2005)
    • “Burns and Bites” in MCQs in Pediatric Surgery
      Qureshi FG, Blanco FC and Newman KD (2011), Radcliffe Publishers
    • Burns and Bites” in Extended Questions in Pediatric Surgery
      Qureshi FG, Blanco FC and Newman KD (2011), Radcliffe Publishers
    • “Lymph Node Disorders” in Pediatric Surgery, 7th Edition
      Qureshi FG, Newman KD, Elsevier Press
    • pages 197-206 in Management of Gallstones in the Pediatric Patient in Acute Cholecystitis
      Ashanti L Franklin, Qureshi FG, Evan P Nadler (2015), Springer International Publishing
    • "Pediatric Renal Replacement Therapy" in Spain DS, ed. Scientific American Critical Care of the Surgical Patient
      Vaughan NA, Qureshi FG (2018), Hamilton: Decker
  • Role of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Children
  • Extracorporeal Life Support in Children and Newborns
  • Predictors of Injury after Road Traffic Accidents in Children

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Chest Wall Deformity

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