Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine name Dr. Catherine M. Gordon new Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chair of Pediatrics

Catherine Gordon

Gordon will be one of only three female In-Chiefs at U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll hospitals

HOUSTON – (April 6, 2021) – Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are proud to announce Dr. Catherine M. Gordon as the new Pediatrician-in-Chief at Texas Children’s and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor. Gordon will join both institutions on Oct. 1.

"I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Gordon, a gifted physician/scientist and renowned leader, to Texas Children’s,” said Mark A. Wallace, President and CEO of Texas Children’s. "Her extensive experience and continued passion for treating patients will be a tremendous asset to our team, and enhance the health and well-being of those who entrust us with their care.”
Gordon will be one of only three female In-Chiefs at U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll hospitals. Texas Children’s is consistently recognized as a leader in pediatric care, ranking fourth in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals survey. 

"I have been inspired by the work of the talented teams at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, and I am honored to serve as their next Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chair of Pediatrics,” said Gordon. "I look forward to exciting opportunities ahead as we launch new clinical and research programs that advance care for children and adolescents, as well as initiatives that expand diversity and allow for continued strong community engagement.”

As Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chair of Pediatrics, Gordon will lead one of the nation’s most clinically and academically active teams in the nation. 

"Dr. Gordon’s vision of an academic medical center is perfectly aligned with Baylor’s mission in education, research, patient care and community service,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, President, CEO and executive dean of Baylor College of Medicine. "I’m looking forward to her leadership in this important role at the College.”

Gordon currently serves as Chief of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina and completed her pediatric residency and fellowships at Boston Children’s. She is board-certified in Adolescent Medicine and Pediatric Endocrinology. 

To learn more about Texas Children’s Hospital, visit texaschildrens.org. To learn more about Baylor College of Medicine, visit bcm.edu.

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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 Tower 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, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; Texas Children’s Pediatrics, the largest pediatric primary care network in the country; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; 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.

About Baylor College of Medicine 
Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in Houston is recognized as health sciences university and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It is the only private medical school in the greater southwest and is ranked 22nd among medical schools for research and 17th for primary care by U.S. News & World Report. Baylor is listed 20th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding and No. 1 in Texas. The Baylor pediatrics program ranked 7th among all pediatric programs, reflecting the strong affiliation with Texas Children’s Hospital where our faculty care for pediatric patients and our students and residents train. Located in the Texas Medical Center, Baylor has affiliations with seven teaching hospitals and jointly owns and operates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Currently, Baylor has more than 3,000 trainees in medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, physician assistant, orthotics and genetic counseling as well as residents and postdoctoral fellows. Follow Baylor College of Medicine on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/BaylorCollegeOfMedicine) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/BCMHouston).