Dr. Robert Voigt Named Chief of Service of the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital


HOUSTON- (Aug. 2, 2010) - Texas Children's Hospital welcomes Dr. Robert Voigt as thenew chief of service for the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics and headof the section of developmental and behavioral pediatrics in the Department ofPediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Learn more about theMeyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics.

In his new role, Voigt will lead the Meyer Center in its pursuit to supportchildren and families coping with developmental and learning challenges. Sinceits founding in 1960, the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics has beendedicated to helping children with special needs.

"Dr. Voigt is a highly respected clinician, researcher and educator and we areexcited to have him join us as the new chief of service for the Meyer Center.His experience and expertise - not only in his field, but as an educator aswell - will be an enormous asset as he leads our efforts devoted to helpingchildren with special needs," said Dr. Mark Kline, physician-in-chief of TexasChildren's Hospital and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor Collegeof Medicine.

Voigt holds a bachelor's degree in natural science from Johns HopkinsUniversity and graduated with a doctorate of medicine from New York UniversitySchool of Medicine in 1987. He completed his residency training at TexasChildren's and BCM in 1990, his fellowship training at Texas Children's and BCMin 1994 and served as an assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM from 1994until 1998.

Voigt joins Texas Children's and BCM after serving as associate professor ofpediatric and adolescent medicine at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School inRochester, Minnesota. During his 12 years at the Mayo Clinic, he held severalleadership roles, including chair of the Division of Developmental andBehavioral Pediatrics, fellowship program director for that same division andresidency program director for the entire Department of Pediatric andAdolescent Medicine.

Voigt is the recipient of many professional honors; has served as presenter,lecturer or visiting professor on more than 100 occasions; and has authoreddozens of papers, books and book chapters.

Voigt assumed his new role on Friday, July 30.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.