Leadership

Mark A. Wallace
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark A. Wallace was appointed president and chief executive officer of Texas Children’s Hospital in 1989 at the age of 36. Under his leadership, Texas Children’s has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive pediatric and women’s health care organizations, recording nearly 4.3 million patient encounters annually and achieving international recognition as a referral center. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Texas Children’s Hospital in the top five among all children’s hospitals in the nation.

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Mark W. Kline, MD
Physician-in-Chief

Mark W. Kline, MD, has been treating children with HIV/AIDS since the epidemic first surfaced among these youngest of patients in the late 1980s. He has been instrumental in investigations of clinical therapies that have radically changed the outlook for children with HIV/AIDS.

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Larry H. Hollier Jr., MD
Surgeon-in-Chief

Dr. Larry H. Hollier Jr. is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, including pediatric hand surgery, facial fractures, cranial vault remodeling, midfacial distraction, and mandibular distraction. Dr. Hollier trained under Dr. Joseph McCarthy, the first surgeon in the United States to perform a facial distraction.

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Michael A. Belfort, MD, PhD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist-in-Chief

Michael A. Belfort, MD, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief of Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Belfort serves as the medical director of Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, which offers women a complete range of obstetric and gynecologic services.

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Dean B. Andropoulos, MD, M.H.C.M.
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

Dean Andropoulos, M.D., M.H.C.M. is Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He received his M.D. degree from the University of California, San Diego, and completed Pediatrics and Anesthesiology residencies at the University of California, San Francisco.

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James Versalovic, MD, PhD
Pathologist-in-Chief

Dr. Versalovic serves as Pathologist-In-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and Director of Texas Children’s Microbiome Center. He is the Milton J. Finegold Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine.  He also is Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology, and Pediatrics, and Co-Director of the Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, MD, PD, EDiNR, EDiPNR, FICIS
Radiologist-in-Chief

Dr. Huisman serves as Radiologist-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital. Prior to coming to Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Huisman served as Chairman of the Department of Imaging and Imaging Science at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition he was Director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Co-Director of the Neurointensive Care Nursery (NICN), the Johns Hopkins Fetal Program and Center for Translational and Molecular Imaging (CTMI).

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