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Specialty

OB/GYN, Gynecology

Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

August 2019

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. Daniela McConnell earned her undergraduate degree in 2010 at Texas A&M University in College Station where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences with honors, graduating magna cum laude. She then completed her medical degree in 2015 at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School. She went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2019 at McGovern Medical School. Dr. McConnell joined Kelsey-Seybold in 2019.

Dr. McConnell holds several licenses and certifications, including da Vinci® Surgical System training; NEXPLANNON® (etonogestrol implant) training; neonatal resuscitation; cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

Professional Associations

Dr. McConnell is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Texas Medical Association (TMA), and the Harris County Medical Society.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. McConnell enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, dining adventures, and dancing.  She also enjoys drawing, sewing, gardening, and a good puzzle.  She likes to travel and is a scuba diver and snowboarder. When at home, she likes to binge watch her favorite TV series and exercise.

Fun Facts

Dr. McConnell says the best advice she’s ever received is to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Many people don’t know this about Dr. McConnell, but she has had several zipline adventures despite having an irrational fear of heights. The most memorable was in Alaska where she got stuck in the middle of the longest, highest line and had to be rescued as eagles circled above and bears played in the distance.

The most exotic/interesting place she has lived or visited is Xcaret.  Her favorite book is “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Her guilty pleasures are wine, popcorn, and ice cream.

​Every woman is unique and has distinctive problems and goals. It’s my duty to empower women with knowledge. I believe it’s important to listen to their goals and explain how to achieve them in a way that makes sense to them wherever they may be in life. Collaboration and joint decision making with education centered on evidence-based medicine is the key.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • 2019 - AAGL Recognition of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

  • 2018 - The Annual J. Taylor Wharton, M.D., Award for Outstanding Resident in Gynecologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • 2018 - Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Residency Program Award for Excellence in Obstetrics

  • 2015 - Best Teaching Resident of the Clerkship 

Research

  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Houston, Texas, 2015 - 2018
    • Mentor: Dr. Teresa Byrd, Dr. Allison Ownby
    • Study: Keeping Patients Safe: Teaching Medical Students to Perform Effective Patient Handovers in an Obstetrics-Gynecology Clerkship
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Houston, Texas, 2015 - 2018
    • Mentor: Dr. Nikolaos M. Zacharias
    • Study: Amniotic Fluid Volume in HIV + Patients on HAART
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Dermatology Houston, Texas, 2006 - 2013
    • Mentor: Dr. Stephen B. Tucker
    • Study: Characteristics of keratinocytes in Squamous Cell Carcinoma in situ (and precursor lesions) were evaluated from ultraviolet and arsenic induced lesions. These were evaluated for histologic features, immunohistochemistry, and size characteristics.
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Dermatology Houston, Texas, 2010 - 2011
    • Mentor: Dr. Stephen B. Tucker
    • Study: Fire-Retardant Clothing–Related Dermatitis
    • Published in Dermatitis

Publications

  • McConnell DC. Approach to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. In: Toy E.C.; Baker B.; Ross P.J.; Jennings J.C. Case Files: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York: 2015.
  • McConnell D.C.; Harris, T.J.; Tucker, S.B. Fire-Retardant Clothing-Related Dermatitis. Dermatitis. 23(1):27-31, January/February 2012. doi:10.1097/DER.0b013e31823d18ef

Presentations

  • Keeping Patients Safe: Teaching Medical Students to Perform Effective Patient Handovers in an Obstetrics-Gynecology Clerkship, Houston, Texas, 2018
  • Teaching medical students the elements of an effective patient handover – is it possible?, Galveston, Texas, 2017
  • Women's Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan
    • See, Test, & Treat, Hope Clinic, Houston, Texas, 2014
    • See, Test, & Treat, Lone Star Clinic, Conroe, Texas, 2014