• Ryan W. Himes, MD

    Himes Ryan

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition


    GI, Hepatology and Nutrition

    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    6701 Fannin St.
    11th Floow
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-822-3131
    Fax:  832-825-3633

    Clinic Chief, Ambulatory Gastroenterology Clinics - Texas Children's Hospital
    Medical Director of Quality, Solid Organ Transplant Program, Texas Children's Hospital

    Medical School

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2003


    Jersey Shore Medical Center Program, Pediatrics, 2006


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2009

    From Dr. Himes

    Dr. Himes’ clinical and research activities converge on defining, measuring and improving value-delivery in healthcare. He leads efforts in the section of gastroenterology and within the visceral transplant program to make Texas Children’s Hospital a national leader in outcomes transparency and improvement.

    Professional Organizations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
      Clinical Care and Quality Committee
    • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

    Selected Publications

    Himes R and Shulman R. Use of Laboratory Measurements in Nutritional Assessment. In: Koletzko B. ed. Pediatric Nutrition in Practice. Karger, 2008.

    Tumblin A, Rios D, Conkright K, Himes R, Mehta S, Whitfield, L, Hattar L, Gilger M, Motil K. Gastroenterology. In: Lowry AW, Nag PK, Bhakta KY (eds). Texas Children's Hospital Handbook of Pediatrics and Neonatology. McGraw-Hill Professional, New York; 2011. 

    Himes RW, Raijman I, Finegold MJ, Russell HV, Fishman DS. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Role of ERCP in Bilary Rhabdomyosarcoma. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2008; 14 (30): 4823-5. (PMID: 18720547)

    Himes RW, Smith CW. TLR2 is critical for diet-induced metabolic syndrome in a murine model. FASEB Journal 24(3):731-739, 2010. (PMID: 19841034)

    Morinville VD, Husain SZ, Bai H, Barth B, Alhosh R, Durie PR, Freedman SD, Himes R, Lowe ME, Pohl J, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Uc A; on behalf of the INSPPIRE Group. Definitions of pediatric pancreatitis and survey of current clinical practices: report from INSPPIRE (International Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a Cure). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2012 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]. (PMID: 22357117)

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