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Specialty

Pediatrics

Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

December 2019

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. Sara Zarzoso-Fernandez earned her medical degree in 2005 at University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid, Spain. She completed her Pediatrics residency and Neonatology fellowship in 2010 at Gregorio Maranon Hospital in Madrid. She worked as a neonatologist and general pediatrician at NISA Pardo Aravaca and Ruber International in Madrid from 2010 to 2014. After moving to the United States, she completed a Pediatrics residency at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in 2018. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold, she worked as a general pediatrician for Memorial Hermann Group in Houston.

Professional Associations

Dr. Zarzoso-Fernandez is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Zarzoso-Fernandez enjoys traveling, fitness and yoga, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Zarzoso-Fernandez ever received is: “There’s always something to learn from anyone.” The most exotic/interesting place she has visited is China. “I loved the culture, the food, and the people.” 

Dr. Zarzoso-Fernandez’s guilty pleasure is chocolate and banana pudding.

​Pediatrics is about the doctor/patient/parent relationship and all of us working together as a team. I listen to my patient and his or her parents to address any concerns. I also educate about medical conditions and preventive care to help keep my patients healthy. 

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Awards & Recognitions

Award for the Best Abstracts in oral form, 59 the Congress of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (Gran Canaria, June 2010)

  • Rodríguez-Caro R, González-Vives L, Mencía-Bartolomé S, Huidobro-Fernández B, Navarro-Patiño N, Zarzoso-Fernández S, González-Cortés R, Botrán-Prieto M, López-Herce J, Carrillo-Alvárez A "Intra-abdominal pressure monitoring in pediatric patients."

Publications

  • Echeverría M, Zarzoso S, Cruzado V, Rodríguez-Cimadevilla J, Cela E, Salcedo A. Respiratory Disease in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Management Protocol II. Acta Pediatr Esp 2009;67(1):4-8

  • Zarzoso S, Tolín M, Vázquez P. Diagnostic errors: tricyclic antidepressant poisoning? Urgencias en Pediatría 2009; 6 (1): 7-8

  • Clinical cases of non-invasive mechanical ventilation: ISBN= 978-84-612-7209-9. Registration Number 08/93224. Editor: Antonio M Esquinas Rodríguez. International Association of Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation.

    • Zarzoso S, Barredo E, Solana MJ, Rodríguez Cimadevilla J, Salcedo A. Non-invasive mechanical ventilation in patients diagnosed with congenital scoliosis.

    • Barredo E, Zarzoso S, Botrán M, Rodríguez Cimadevilla J, Salcedo A. Mechanical ventilation in patients with central hypoventilation syndrome.

    • Barredo E, Zarzoso S, Huidobro B, Rodríguez Cimadevilla J, Salcedo A. Non-invasive mechanical ventilation in patients with Klippel-Feil syndrome.

  • Zarzoso S, Navarro N, Mora A, Santos MM, Saavedra J, Navarro M. Atypical mycobacterial adenitis. An Pediatr (Barc) 2008;68(Supl 2): 179

  • Hernández-Sampelayo Matos T, Zarzoso S, Fernández T, Navarro ML, Santos Sebastián MM, González F, Saavedra Lozano J.Diagnostic and therapeutic protocols of the AEP (Spanish Society of Pediatrics). Infectious Disease-Chapter 20: "Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis."

  • Zarzoso-Fernández S, Villa-García A, Saavedra-Lozano J. Bone and joint infections. Discitis. In Treatment of Infectious diseases in Pediatric Emergencies. 3rd edition. Ed. Drug Farma, Madrid. 2010: 543-52. ISBN: 978-84-96724-97-6.

  • Cruzado-Nuevo V, Zarzoso-Fernández S, Zamora-Flores E. Neonatal sepsis. In Treatment of Infectious diseases in Pediatric Emergencies. 3rd edition. Ed. Drug Farma, Madrid. 2010:769-75. ISBN: 978-84-96724-97-6.

  • Santiago MJ, Zarzoso S, Lopez-Herce J, Mencía S, Sánchez A, Carrillo A. Thrombolytic therapy using a low dose of tissue plasminogen activator in children]. Anales de pediatría (Barcelona, Spain : 2003) 2012;76(2):77-82.

  • Hernnadez-Ruperez MB, Suarez Arrabal MD, Zarzoso-Fernandez S, Saavedra-Lozano J, et al. Kingella kingae as the main cause of septic arthritis: importance of molecular diagnosis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Dec;37(12):1211-1216.

Presentations

  1. XII Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (San Sebastian, April 2007

    • Adrián-Gutiérrez J, Barredo-Valderrama E, Zarzoso-Fernández S, Crespo-Medina M, Cidoncha E, Marañón-Pardillo R. "Purulent pericarditis: a rare presentation of meningococcal disease." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain.
    • Barredo-Valderrama E, Echeverría-Fernández M, Zarzoso-Fernández S, Peñalba-Citores AC, Merello-Godino C, Guerrero-Soler M. "Gastroenteritis due to Aeromonas hydrophila." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Crespo-Medina M, Zarzoso-Fernández S, Peñalba-Citores A, Tolín-Hernani M, Iglesias Fernández C, Guerrero-Soler M "Treatment of asthmatic children attending the Emergency Department, is that correct? Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain

  1. 56th Congress of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (Barcelona, 7 to 9 June 2007)

    • Santos MM, Berroya A, Hernando M, Barredo E, Zarzoso S, Urbano J, García A, Rodríguez R. "Description of children with bronchiolitis admitted to a tertiary hospital during the epidemic period." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Santos MM, Hernando M, Berroya A, Barredo E, Zarzoso S, Cidoncha E. "Is bronchodilator therapy useful in bronchiolitis?" Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
  1. VI National Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease (Bilbao, 8-10 May 2008

    • Alcaraz A, Pescador I, Zarzoso S, Romero C, Medrano C, Camino M, Panadero E, Brochet G, Maroto E, Greco R. "BNP: a potential marker for postoperative cardiac surgery." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
  1. 57 Congress of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (Santiago de Compostela, 5-7 June 2008

    • Zarzoso S, Alcaraz A, Amores C, Tolín M, Solana MJ. "Severity kidney in postoperative cardiac in relation to RIFLE criteria." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Hernando M, Zarzoso S, López-Herce J, Urbano J, Solana MJ, Santiago MJ. "Prognostic factors of complicated bronchiolitis requiring admission to the PICU." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Molina C, Alcaraz A, Zarzoso S, Herrera M, Romero C, Cañizares F, Cruzado V, Morales MD. "Tubular injury marker in the urine of children undergoing cardiac surgery." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Barredo E, Herrera M, Molina C, Tolín M, Zarzoso S, Solana MJ, Urbano J, del Castillo J, Alcaraz A, Huidobro B. "Toxic shock syndrome (TSS): description of 9 cases in a pediatric intensive care unit." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Mora A, López R, Márquez de la Plata L, Zarzoso S, Huidobro B, Echeverría M. "Apparent lifethreatening event study: Are CPR courses beneficial?" Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Márquez de la Plata L, López R, Mora A, Barredo E, Iglesias C, Solana MJ, Zarzoso S, Crespo M, Huidobro B, Rodríguez R. "Findings of polysomnography in the apparent life-threatening events." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Huidobro B, Navarro N, Crespo M, Echeverría M, Iglesias C, Rodríguez R, Zarzoso S, López R. "Usefulness of urine cultures in children admitted with pyelonephritis." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
  1. XXIII Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Neurology.(Zaragoza, September 15-17, 2008)

    • Zarzoso S, Arriola G, Polo A, Castro P. "SREDA in a pediatric patient."  Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Zarzoso S, Vázquez M, Ruiz Y "Brain creatine transporter deficiency." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
  1. XIV Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Zaragoza, April 2-4, 2009)

    • Barredo E, Zarzoso S, Gil N, Lorente J, Navarro N, Merrello C. "Pediatric peritonsillar abscess: etiology, clinical presentation and epidemiology." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • López R, Zarzoso S, Romero A, Saavedra J. "Experience with influenza test in patients with fever." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Romero A, Navarro N, Peñalba A, Cruzado V, Zarzoso S, Tolín M. "Carbon monoxide poisoning." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
  1. 58th Congress of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (Zaragoza, June 4 – 6, 2009)

    • "Prognostic utility of the new RIFLE and AKIN classifications" (no. 1076-20771)
  1. XXII Congress Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine (Sevilla, October 14 – 16, 2009)

  1. XXVII Congress Spanish Society for Quality Healthcare "SECA" (Seville, October 20-23, 2009)

    • Zegarra P, Miguez C, Barredo E, Zarzoso S, Seriñá C, Rodríguez R ."Tracking of clinical bronchiolitis in a tertiary hospital. Implementation and results."
  1. Scientific Meeting of Spanish Academy of Dermatology & Venereology (Madrid, February 25, 2010)

    • Borregón P, Pulido A, Cano N, Lecona M, Zarzoso S, Campos M. "Fat necrosis of the newborn" Dermatology, Pathology and Neonatology. Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
  1. VIII National Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Cardiopaties (Spain, May 6-8, 2010)

    • Alcaraz AJ, Zarzoso S, Vazquez MC, Briales C, Sanchez AC, Centeno M, Rodriguez A, Sanavia E, Santiago MJ, Maroto E. "Prognostic application of newer RIFLE and AKIN classification in acute renal failure in heart surgery." Gregorio Maranon Hospital, Spain. 12.- 59th Congress of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (Gran Canaria, June 3-5, 2010)
    • Zarzoso-Fernández S, Alcaraz-Romero A, Alvarez-Blanco O, Luque-Pablos A, Galarón García P, Morales-San José MD. "Simultaneous diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease and nephrotic syndrome in pediatric patients." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Zarzoso-Fernández S, López-López R, Alcaraz-Romero A, Sánchez-Alegre ML. "Percutaneous renal biopsy under ultrasound guidance. Complications of sedation and analgesia." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain
    • Zarzoso S, Santiago MJ, López-Herced J, Alcaraz A, Cruzado V, Navarro N, Huidobro B "Thrombolytic therapy with recombinant-tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) in low doses." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain.
    • Zarzoso-Fernández S, Miranda-Herrero MC, Jiménez-Asín A, Romero-Otero A, de MiguelSerrano T, Santos-Sebastián MM, Navarro-Gómez M, Villa A, González JL, Saavedra-Lozano J "Evolution of children with septic arthritis after implementation of a management protocol." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain.
    • Miranda-Herrero MC, Jiménez-Asín A, Zarzoso-Fernández S, Rodríguez-Sánchez A, Gónzález F, Navarro-Gómez M, Villa A, González JL, Hernández-Sampelayo Matos T, Saavedra-Lozano J. "Evolution of children with osteomyelitis following the introduction of a management protocol." Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Spain.
    • Carceller-Lechón F, García-Ruiz S, González-Valcárcel M, Zarzoso-Fernández S, Blanco Bravo D. "Neuroprotection in selective brain hypothermia in perinatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy." Gregorio Marañón Hospital and Niño Jesús Hospital. Madrid, Spain