About SOCKs

Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids summer research internship in pediatric neurosurgery now accepting applicants. Follow the link for more info! 



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.