• Joseph A. Garcia-Prats, MD

    Garcia-Pratts Joseph

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Neonatology



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Also sees patients at

    Ben Taub General Hospital

    Contact Information

    6621 Fannin St.
    Suite W6104
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-826-1380
    Fax:  832-825-2799

    Neonatologist - Texas Children's Hospital
    Program Director, Neonatology Fellowship Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital
    Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
    Professor of Medical Ethics, Center for Ethics, Baylor College of Medicine
    Medical Director, Arnold J. Rudolph Memorial Newborn ICU, Ben Taub General Hospital
    Deputy Medical Director of Nurseries, Ben Taub General Hospital

    Medical School

    Tulane University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1972


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1973


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1975


    Baylor College of Medicine, Neonatal-Perinatal, 1977

    From Dr. Garcia-Prats

    My interests are a combination of clinical care and the medical education of our neonatology fellows, pediatric residents, and Baylor College of Medicine students, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Clinical research also has a central role in all that we do and I am attempting to integrate more time into the pursuit of the many clinical questions that enter our clinical care and education.

    Professional Organizations

    • Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors, American Academy of Pediatrics

    Selected Publications

    Garcia-Prats JA, Cooper TR, Schneider VF, Stager CE, Hansen TN. Rapid detection of microorganisms in blood cultures of newborn infants utilizing an automated blood culture system. Pediatrics 2000;105:523–527.

    Garcia-Prats JA, Cooper TR. The critically ill neonate with infection: management considerations in the term and preterm infants. Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2000;11:1–12.

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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