• Filiz Seeborg, MD

    Filiz Seeborg, M.D.

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology


    Allergy and Immunology

    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Also sees patients at

    Texas Children’s Hospital Sugarland Health Center

    Contact Information

    6701 Fannin St.
    9th Floor
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone:  (832) 824-1319

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Istanbul University-Turkey, Doctor of Medicine, 1990


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1979


    University of Istanbul, Pediatrics, 1995
    Hurley Med Cntr/Michigan State Univ, Pediatrics, 2001


    Baylor College of Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, 2003

    From Dr. Seeborg

    My philosophy as an academic physician is guided by the goal of improving the health and well being of children and their families who come to Texas Children's Hospital for help. I try to achieve this goal through excellence in clinical care, facilitation of clinical research that informs best practices in the care of patients, and teaching future physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to practice and implement best practices that improve patient outcomes. Combining expert medical assessment and treatment with relationship-centered care that helps patients to understand and cope with their conditions is essential. I believe that excellence in clinical care requires intellectual rigor, keen observation, empathic communication, an understanding of the context in which the patient lives, and consideration of the individual patient as the center of care.

    Providing this type of excellent care, teaching future clinicians how to practice excellence in clinical care, and creating new knowledge about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of new and complex health conditions such as primary immunodeficiency diseases requires innovative models of care that are responsive to the needs of individual patients and the trends in epidemiology and outcomes of these conditions. I have devoted my career to developing, implementing, and sharing such models. I believe that with help of my colleagues in the Section of Immunology Allergy and Rheumatology I am able to make progress achieving my goals for our patients with complex immunologic and allergic diseases.

    Professional Organizations

    • American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
    • Clinical Immunology Society
    • Texas Children’s Hospital Diversity Council
    • BPSA Student Mentor Program
    • Secondary Immunodeficiency Committee, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

    Selected Publications

    Bayer D, Martinez C, Forbes L, Hanson IC, Bellini W, Leduc M, Yang Y, Eng C, Patel A, Gibbs R, Baker M, Lupski J, Orange JS, Seeborg FO, Stray-Pedersen A. Vaccine-Associated Varicella and Rubella Infections in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency with Isolated CD4 Lymphocytopenia and Mutations in IL-7R Detected by Tandom Whole Exome Sequencing and Chromosomal Microarray. Clinical & Experimental Immunology 2014: Dec; 178(3): 459-69.

    Kamili Q, Seeborg FO, Saxena K, Nicholas SK, Banerjee PP, Angelo LS, Mace EM, Forbes LR, Martinez, CA, Wright TS, Orange JS, Hanson IC. Severe cutaneous human papilloma viral infection associated with natural killer cell deficiency following stem cell transplant for severe combined immunodeficiency. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2014: Dec; 134(6): 1451-1453.

    Abul M, Tuano K, Healy CM, Vece TJ, Quintanilla N, Davis CM, Seeborg FO, Hanson IC. POPS Case: 15-year old male with Severe Combined immunodeficiency, fungal infection and weight gain. Pending publication in Allergy and Asthma Proceedings.

    Seeborg FO, Shearer WT, and Paul ME. Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. In: Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition. Leung, DYM, Sampson H, Geha R, Szefler SJ, Eds., PP 110-118, 2010.

    Seeborg FO, Shearer WT, and Paul ME. Impact of HIV and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. In: Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 7th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier. Cherry J, Harrison GD, Kaplan SL, Steinbach, and Hotez P, Eds., PP 2591-2619, 2014.

    * 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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