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Preston D. Lavinghousez, MD

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Preston D. Lavinghousez, MD

Dr. Lavinghousez lives in Austin, Texas with his family. He is an attending physician in the Pediatric ICU at Dell Children's Hospital, as well as a member of the clinical faculty of the University of Texas Dell School of Medicine in Austin, Texas.

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  • Pediatric Critical Care

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
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Provides Care Through

  • Pediatric Critical Care Associates

My Passion for Healthcare

I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a physician growing up. Throughout my training it became clear my ultimate passion was caring for the critically ill. I embrace the responsibility of caring for critical patients and making life-saving decisions in the most stressful situations.

Services I Provide

  1. Non-Invasive Respiratory Support
  2. Management of Traumatic Injury
  3. Mechanical Ventilation
  4. Management of Congenital Heart Disease
  5. Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  6. Management of Shock
  7. Sedation for Bedside Procedures

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

  • Residency

    Lucille Salter Packard Childrens Hosp. at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA

  • Fellowship

    Lucille Salter Packard Childrens Hosp. at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA

  • Board Certification

    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    American Board of Pediatrics

My Clinical Focus

I specialize in the care of children with life-threatening illnesses who need support in an ICU setting, in collaboration with all pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialties.


  1. American Academy of Pediatrics

Why Choose Pediatric Care with Seton

We believe in showing dignity and respect to every person we serve, and that includes our littlest patients too. It's part of what we call Humancare: delivering the best possible healthcare for humans, big or small.

Our pediatric care team includes board-certified pediatric specialists, skilled nurses and other health providers who handle complex medical and neurological issues as well as health concerns as simple as vaccinations. Seton also maintains a strong presence in schools and programs throughout the surrounding communities to bring healthcare to the kids and families who need it the most.

We offer a range of health services to keep your kids healthy, from making it easier to schedule clinical visits for everyday illnesses to planning in-hospital playtime and other innovative ways to connect with children.

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