Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids (SOCKs) was born out of a need to provide a readily accessible research infrastructure available to pediatric surgeon-scientists. Our over arching goal is to:
- Assess surgical and patient-centered outcomes that can inform future clinical decision making
- Identify standards of excellence and best practices that can improve overall patient health
- Implement quality improvement initiatives creating opportunities for effective resource utilization for the healthcare system as a whole
This research infrastructure has allowed our surgeon-scientists to merge their research and clinical interests, increasing academic productivity and participation in academic meetings on the national level, while continuing to move the clinical enterprise forward.