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“What’s Up, Doc?”

20 Years Later, It’s Still All About the People

“People have a natural fascination with medicine and science,” said Dr. Mark Kline, Texas Children’s physician-in-chief. “What’s Up, Doc?” offers a unique opportunity for physicians and researchers to listen to the questions people have and provide some insights into what’s happening today in medicine.”

Last November, Texas Children’s Hospital celebrated the 20th anniversary of “What’s Up, Doc?” Jennifer and David Ducote chaired the beloved event, where 400 guests joined more than 65 Texas Children’s physicians and scientists at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. There they discussed hot-topic medical issues occurring right here in Texas and in the broader medical community.

For two decades, doctors, surgeons and hospital leaders have mingled and talked with guests in a relaxed and informal dinner setting. The success and longevity of the popular event lies in the rare access it provides to these world-class medical professionals.

“What’s Up, Doc?” was founded in 1995 as a way to educate the public about the depth and breadth of the incredible things happening at Texas Children’s Hospital every day. While the event has grown over the years, the goal has remained constant — to support the people of Texas Children’s Hospital. Funds raised through this special event have helped to recruit the best and brightest from around the world and to keep them at Texas Children’s.

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