Helen Hsieh, MD, PhD — Academic Profile


Board Certifications

  • General Surgery (American Board of Surgery) 


MD and PhD (Neuroscience)
  • Stony Brook University (2008)
Residency Training
  • General Surgery, McGill University
Fellowship Training
  • Pediatric Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Ste Justine (Montreal)

Affiliated Specialty Center

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Surgical management of congenital and acquired anomalies/diseases of the neck, chest, abdomen, anorectum, and soft tissues in children (newborns to adolescents aged 17 years), including, but not limited to, congenital anomalies of the esophagus
  • Gastroschisis, omphalocele, and esophageal atresia–tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Undescended testes
  • Appendicitis
  • Tumors of the kidneys, adrenal glands, gastrointestinal tract, lymphatics, and soft tissues
  • Surgical consultation in pediatric trauma
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery
  • Neonatal surgery
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Contact Information

Division of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T19-090
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-2045
Fax: 631-444-8824

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  • Personal Statement
  • Honors
  • Publications
  • Additional
  • I became a pediatric surgeon first and foremost for the patients. I am excited to return from my surgical training in Montreal to the community where I grew up and studied, in order to serve the people here. I went to high school on Long Island and earned my professional degrees from the Stony Brook Medical Scientist Training Program. With the new Children’s Hospital at Stony Brook Medicine, I believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity to provide integrated, cutting-edge, and comprehensive pediatric surgical care. As a physician scientist, I am committed to advancing our understanding of pediatric surgery and improving our patients' lives.
  • Enrichment Grant, American Pediatric Surgery Association (2016)
  • Luong T. Nguyen Award for "best performance by a core surgery resident in pediatric general surgery," Montreal Children’s Hospital (2010)
  • Al-Tokhais T, Hsieh H, Pemberton J, Elnahas A, Puligandla P, Flageole H. Antibiotics administration before enema reduction of intussusception: is it necessary? J Pediatr Surg 2012;47:928-30.
  • Boehm J, Ehrlich I, Hsieh H, Malinow R. Two mutations preventing PDZ-protein interactions of GluR1 have opposite effects on synaptic plasticity. Learn Mem 2006;13:562-5.
  • Hsieh H, Boehm J, Sato C, Iwatsubo T, Tomita T, Sisodia S, Malinow R. AMPAR removal underlies Abeta-induced synaptic depression and dendritic spine loss. Neuron 2006;52:831-43.
  • Hsieh H, Frenette A, Michaud L, Krishnan U, Dal-Soglio DB, Gottrand F, Faure C. Intestinal metaplasia of the esophagus in children with esophageal atresia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017 Feb 28. Epub ahead of print.
  • Hsieh H, Paquette F, Fraser SA, Feldman LS, Meterissian S, Fried GM, Bergman S. Formal research training during surgical residency: scaffolding for academic success. Am J Surg 2014;207:141-5.
  • Hsieh HH, Frenette A, Aspirot A, Faure C. Development of intestinal metaplasia in children with esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula. Dis Esophagus 2016;29:296.
  • Hsieh HH, Frenette A, Aspirot A, Faure C. Gastric metaplasia in patients with esophageal atresia/tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA-TEF) aged less than 10 years. Dis Esophagus 2016;29:299.
  • Kamenetz F, Tomita T, Hsieh H, Seabrook G, Borchelt D, Iwatsubo T, Sisodia S, Malinow R. APP processing and synaptic function. Neuron 2003;37:925-37.
  • Malinow R, Hsieh H, Wei W. Impact of beta amyloid on excitatory synaptic transmission and plasticity. In: Selkoe DJ, A Triller, Christen Y, editors. Synaptic Plasticity and the Mechanism of Alzheimer's Disease. New York: Springer, 2008: 63-7.