Our Team

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

Bariatric Surgeons

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: Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7333 (The Woodlands)
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, Orange Pod 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)

Medical Director

My aim is to work closely with patients and family to provide compassionate and comprehensive care. I understand that each patient has individualized needs and I work to understand those needs. Clinical Interests: I enjoy caring for children and adolescents with diabetes as well as general... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor (Orange Pod) The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7500

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

Research Coordinator

Annalyn DeMello, MPH, RN



Clinical Coordinator



Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7333

Psychologists

Dr. Franklin is a pediatric psychologist that specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques to address adolescent mental health concerns. Through the Department of Adolescent Medicine she sees patients with mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. Dr.... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands Medical Arts Center I 17198, St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-6300
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

Dietitians

Katelyn is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Pediatrics. She is passionate about empowering patients and their families to make healthy lifestyle changes through nutrition education. She strives to provide the best quality of care by staying abreast of the latest research... 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
Phone: 936-267-7333 (Clinic) | 936-267-7047 (Direct Line)