Our Team

Our Bariatric Surgery team is here to help you and your teen manage his or her journey to health.

Bariatric Surgeons

Dr. Brandt has a special clinical interest and expertise in biliary atresia, anorectal malformations, the surgical treatment of short gut and motility disorders and bariatric surgery in adolescents. Her overall research interest is improving outcomes for children with surgical problems by ... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: 3023 Kirby Dr. Suite 201 Houston, TX 77098 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3135
Vadim Sherman, MD


Address: 6550 Fannin Street Suite 1661 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Dr. Shawn J. Stafford entered medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina after serving an eight-year enlistment in the United States Navy. He went on to complete a residency at Louisiana State University. During his time at LSU he was involved in research looking at angiogenesis... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 3rd Floor The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Kingwood Specialty Care at Kingwood Glen 19298 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Suite 110 Humble, TX 77346 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7333 (The Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)
Dr. Rodriguez is a general pediatric surgeon with research interests in improving outcomes and quality of care for pediatric trauma patients and in clinical trials to improve outcomes following general pediatric surgical operations. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 3rd Floor, Orange Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Cy-Fair Health Center 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7333 (The Woodlands)

Medical Director

Stephanie Sisley is a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in obesity. She is interested in determining new treatments for obesity and diabetes as well as improving patient care. Dr. Sisley is also a basic science researcher whose lab focuses on determining the role of the vitamin D receptor... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670

Physician Assistant

Christina Elder, MPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital-The Woodlands.  She works alongside a group of Advanced Practice Providers and is part of the Pediatric General Surgery team.  Christina sees patients in an outpatient clinic setting as... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 Interstate 45 South, 3rd floor The Woodlands, United States See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-7333

Clinical Program Coordinator

Madelyn Wilson is a registered dietitian in the Department of Pediatric Surgery as well as the Program Coordinator for the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program at Texas Children’s. Madelyn graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and then went on to... Read more


Phone: 832-822-0615

Research Coordinator




Phone: 832-822-03677

Psychologists

Dr. Price provides patient care through the Psychology Service's Anxiety Disorders Program where she provides cognitive-behavioral intervention for generalized anxiety, social anxiety, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobias, along with other anxiety disorders. She also provides... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin MC CC 1630.00 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Washington is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine\Texas Children's Hospital. She is a pediatric psychologist specializing in chronic health conditions in underserved populations. Dr. Washington serves as a psychology liaison to the Sickle Cell/... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700

Social Workers

Marisela Gomez, LMSW



Joanna L. Thielmann, LMSW



Dietitians

Krista R. McCorvey, MS, RD, LD



Christine M. Ruscito, MS, RDN, LD