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Research Interests

  • Quality improvement 
  • Surgical oncology ​

Featured Publications

  • Fernandez-Pineda I, Seims AD, VanHouwelingen L, Abdelhafeez H, Wu H, Wu J, Murphy AJ, Davidoff AM. Modified Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Versus Three-Port Approach for Lung Nodule Biopsy in Pediatric Cancer Patients. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2019; 29(3):409-414.
  • VanHouwelingen LT, Veras LV, Lu M, Wynn L, Wu J, Prajapati HJ, Gold RE, Murphy AJ, Fernandez-Pineda I, Gosain A, Pui CH. Neutropenia at the time of subcutaneous port insertion may not be a risk factor for early infectious complication in pediatric oncology patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2019; 54(1):145-149.
  • Knight S, VanHouwelingen L, Cervi D, Clay MR, Corkins M, Hines-Dowell S, Hamilton KV, Mostafavi R, Ward J, Furman WL, Murphy AJ. Genitopatellar syndrome and neuroblastoma: The multidisciplinary management of a previously unreported association. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018; 65(12):e27373​.
  • Thomas H, Yole J, Livingston MH, Bailey K, Cameron BH, VanHouwelingen L. Replacing gastrostomy tubes with collapsible bumpers in pediatric patients: Is it safe to "cut" the tube and allow the bumper to pass enterally? J Pediatr Surg. 2018; 53(5):942-945.
  • VanHouwelingen LT, Seims AD, Ortega-Laureano L, Coleman JL, McCarville MB, Davidoff AM, Fernandez-Pineda I. Use of ultrasound in diagnosing postoperative small-bowel intussusception in pediatric surgical oncology patients: a single-center retrospective review. Pediatr Radiol. 2018; 48(2):204-209.


  • BSc (Hons), Queen's  University
  • MD, Univ of Western Ontario​



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