Department of Pediatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus
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Associate Research Co-Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Texas Children's HospitalAssistant Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Vanderbilt University - Emergency Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2001
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 2002
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 2004
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Disease, 2005Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2005
Now having completed her combined fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric infectious diseases, Dr. Cruz is Associate Director of Research in the section of emergency medicine and helps supervise fellow research projects. In December 2009, she completed an MPH at the University of Texas in epidemiology with a focus on global health. Dr. Cruz is interested in the epidemiology and management of tuberculosis in pediatric patients. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections, diagnostic tools for the evaluation of children with suspected tuberculosis, and rapid viral diagnostic testing acute care setting. Goal: To provide state-of-the-art health care to children seeking emergent services. Objectives:
Goal: To provide state-of-the-art health care to children seeking emergent services.
Please note that Dr. Cruz only sees patients in the Emergency Center and does not accept appointments.
Cruz AT, Starke JR. A current review of infection control for childhood tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2011 Dec;91 Suppl 1:S11-5. Epub 2011 Nov 11. Review. PMID: 22079589.
Cruz AT, Starke JR. Increasing adherence for latent tuberculosis infection therapy with health department-administered therapy.Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2012 Feb;31(2):193-5. PMID:21979799.
Cruz AT, Ong LT, Starke JR. Emergency department presentation of children with tuberculosis.Academic Emergency Medicine 2011 Jul;18(7):726-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01112.x. PMID: 21762235.
Chu TT, Groh J, Cruz AT. Cerebrospinal fluid findings in infants with pertussis or parapertussis(1)).Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2011 Aug;49(8):1341-4. Epub 2011 Jun 13. PMID: 21663570.
Cruz AT, Medina D, Whaley EM, Ware KM, Koy TH, Starke JR. Tuberculosis among families of children with suspected tuberculosis and employees at a children's hospital.Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2011 Feb;32(2):188-90. PMID: 21460477.
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