Our Team

Our team is specially trained in providing our pediatric patients with specialized care before, during and after surgery in a child-friendly atmosphere.

Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Anesthesiology

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…
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Vice Chief, Heart Center and Division Chief, Cardiovascular Anesthesia

The care of patients with congenital heart disease for cardiac and non-cardiac procedures is a continuously evolving science. My interest in the field guided my training, research and clinical work for the past 20 years. Neonates and infants with congenital heart defects and their families seek…
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Vice Chief, Academic Affairs and Division Chief, General Anesthesia

Dr. Olutoye's interests include the effect of drugs on the fetus and the fetal brain during Maternal-Fetal surgery as well as the effect of pediatric obesity on the efficacy of anesthesia drugs.
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Vice Chief, Clinical Affairs and Division Chief, Community Facilities

Chris Glover MD, FAAP is Division Director for anesthesia services at both Texas Children's Hospital Katy campus and Texas Children's Hospital Woodlands Campus. These campuses strive to excel at providing high quality efficient pediatric care through the perioperative period. These campuses are…
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Division Chief, Anesthesia Critical Care

My clinical interests are on the anesthetic and critical care management of patients with life-threatening conditions. Currently, my clinical and research efforts are focused on improving the care of patients with cardiac disease. Our hope is to develop better methods for monitoring and management…
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Division Chief, Non-Operating Room Anesthesia

Interim Division Chief, Pain Medicine

Chris Glover MD, FAAP is Division Director for anesthesia services at both Texas Children's Hospital Katy campus and Texas Children's Hospital Woodlands Campus. These campuses strive to excel at providing high quality efficient pediatric care through the perioperative period. These campuses are…
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Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Anesthesiology

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Anesthesiologists

I am privileged to care for children every day in the wonderful environment created by everyone at Texas Children’s Hospital. I strive to care for each child with the same attention and care I would expect for my own child.                                                                Clinical…
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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…
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Dr. Bacigalupo received his M.D. degree from Universidad de San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru. After three years of General surgery training, he completed his Anesthesiology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He then pursued a Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s…
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The motivation and fulfillment of performing at the prime level generates an incredible effect of growth as a person. The reflection generated by evaluating your performance including errors and gains, with colleagues, fellow anesthesiologist and students help all the members of the team become…
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I am excited to be a part of the Texas Children's Heart Center team, Pediatric Anesthesia team, and the continuing commitment to excellence. I take my role and responsibilities very seriously to provide safe anesthesia for children with and without congenital heart disease undergoing procedures. I…
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My clinical interests include pediatric neuroanesthesia, specifically specializing in anesthesia for epilepsy surgery, and pediatric liver transplantation.  I am head of the Neuroanesthesia service at Texas Children's Hospital and also the Clinical Director of the PASS (Pediatric Anesthesia…
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I enjoy taking care of children - every child is like my own child, and my entire practice is governed on this single principle.  Clinical Interests: Post discharge quality metrics, neurocognitive development Research Interests: Post discharge quality metrics, neurocognitive development
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View News Articles: Virtual reality program distracts and entertains pediatric patients ahead of surgery  Texas Children's Hospital is using virtual reality to calm kids before surgery 
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My clinical interests are on the anesthetic and critical care management of patients with life-threatening conditions. Currently, my clinical and research efforts are focused on improving the care of patients with cardiac disease. Our hope is to develop better methods for monitoring and management…
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It is a privilege to be part of Texas Children’s Hospital and the Heart Centre Team. I am committed to provide safe and excellent care to children and adults with congenital heart disease. My goal is to contribute to the development of pediatric cardiac anesthesia both clinically and academically…
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Providing anesthesia to children involves caring for the whole family. My goal aims for clinical excellence in providing safe and effective anesthesia as well as teaching students/residents the art and science of Pediatric Anesthesiology.
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View News Articles: Virtual reality program distracts and entertains pediatric patients ahead of surgery 
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Chris Glover MD, FAAP is Division Director for anesthesia services at both Texas Children's Hospital Katy campus and Texas Children's Hospital Woodlands Campus. These campuses strive to excel at providing high quality efficient pediatric care through the perioperative period. These campuses are…
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Full-time faculty with clinical responsibilities in the operating rooms and Diagnostic Imaging.  Interested in clinical teachings of residents, fellows and medical students in the OR.  Co-investigator in some of the ongoing clinical research in the Anesthesia Department.
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Medical Informatics Maternal-Fetal Anesthesia Disaster and crisis management
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Academic Interests Advanced Airway Management Bioethics Medical Professionalism Remote Site Anesthesia
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My interests include general anesthesia for the pediatric population as well as Quality Improvement and Safety initiatives within this population during the perioperative period as well. My other interests include efficiency and safety of the flow within the Operating Room alongside the…
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Dr. Hippard's special interests include: As the Leading Physician in Anesthesiology at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, Katy preparing our section for the West Campus developing into the leading institution for pediatric health care in the West Houston community. Providing excellent pediatric…
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Clinical  Interests: Dr. Kodali’s special interests include Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Regional Anesthesiology, and Advanced Airway Management.
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I am excited to be a part of the Texas Children’s Pediatric Anesthesia Team and the continuing commitment to excellence. I strive daily to provide quality anesthetic care for each child. Clinical and Research Interests: Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Global health  
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Dr. Liu's interests are in the areas of the effects of general anesthesia on neurodevelopmental outcomes in pediatric patients, pediatric ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, anesthetic management of pediatric patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, and sedation of pediatric patients…
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David G. Mann, MD, DBe, HEC-C is Chief of Clinical Ethics Services at Texas Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical Ethics & Health Policy, & Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mann has a broad range of interests and expertise. Dr. Mann is…
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Dr. Miller-Hance's interests focus on noninvasive imaging modalities with applications to pediatric heart disease. She is particularly interested in imaging approaches in the perioperative setting, including transesophageal and epicardial echocardiography. Additional areas of research interest…
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Shazia Mohammad, M.D. is an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and a Pediatric Anesthesiologist for the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine for Texas Children’s Hospital. She is interested in minimizing risk of anesthetic exposure to brain development of…
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The care of patients with congenital heart disease for cardiac and non-cardiac procedures is a continuously evolving science. My interest in the field guided my training, research and clinical work for the past 20 years. Neonates and infants with congenital heart defects and their families seek…
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Dr. Motta's interests entail the study of thoracic epidural anesthesia in pediatric lung transplant recipients. He is also collaborating in the study of the anesthetic management and outcomes in Berlin heart patients. Dr. Motta is involved in peri-operative trans-esophageal echocardiography and…
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My clinical interests include management of acute and chronic pain in pediatric patients, anesthesia for fetal intervention and EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) procedures, and anesthesia for adolescent bariatric surgery.
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Dr. Olutoye's interests include the effect of drugs on the fetus and the fetal brain during Maternal-Fetal surgery as well as the effect of pediatric obesity on the efficacy of anesthesia drugs.
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My clinical interests include acute pain management for our post-operative patients, including the use of ultrasound to guide our regional blockade for surgical procedures. In addition, I take an interest in pediatric liver transplantation.
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Clinical  Interests: Anesthesia in patients with chronic and end stage kidney disease Intraoperative fluid management and electrolyte disturbances Liver and Kidney transplantation Difficult airway  Ultrasound guided access Research Interests: Effects of dexmedetomidine in contrast induced…
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Research Interests: Anesthetic exposure and neurodevelopemental outcomes Perioperative hemodynamics following the Ross procedure
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The practice of medicine, and specifically pediatric anesthesiology, is truly a privilege. I love what I do, and I take care of each and every child with the care and love that I give my own children. I have specific research interests in regional anesthesia, opioid-sparing anesthesia, and…
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I am dedicated to taking excellent care of the children that parents entrust to our care at Texas Children's Hospital. I know that it takes a team effort which includes the nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists all working together to achieve a common goal: a safely conducted surgery. I am…
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I am committed to providing excellent care to each child at Texas Children’s Hospital and am honored to have the trust our patients’ families put in me and the entire operating room team: surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists. Additionally, I am excited to be a part of the pediatric anesthesia…
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Anesthesiology is privileged with the guardianship of patients within the operating room. As such, I believe it is my responsibility to be a patient’s advocate before, during, and after surgery. As a Pediatric Anesthesiologist, it is a truly a privilege to take care of children and collaborate with…
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Dr. Stayer's interests include ventilation issues with children undergoing general anesthesia and in the design of anesthesia delivery systems to optimize mechanical ventilation. His other area of research interest regards the risk of anesthesia to the developing brain and methods to optimize the…
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Dr. Torres is interested in all clinical aspects of pediatric anesthesia cases, particularly neonatal and fetal anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia (particularly fetal interventional procedures), and all pediatric anesthesia cases scheduled in Remote anesthesia sites. Additionally, Dr. Torres focuses…
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Dr. Vener's academic interest is the development of an international database of congenital cardiac anesthesia developed in conjunction with the Society of Thoracic Surgery's Congenital Cardiac Surgical database. This database has gone live and been released commercial vendors and institutions…
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As a dual trained Anesthesiologist and Intensive Care doctor in Pediatrics, my interests lie in creating a supportive and stimulating educational climate for fellows, residents and medical students in both environments - while maintaining the Excellence in clinical care that defines Texas Children’…
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Providing highly specialized pediatric perioperative medical care and training future physicians in that enterprise.
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I believe that good medicine starts with a compassion for people and a heart to serve those in need. I began my journey into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics arena as an electrical engineering major, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering. Intrigued by…
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It is a privilege to provide peri-operative medical consultation and anesthetics for pediatric patients undergoing a wide array of diagnostic, interventional, and surgical procedures.  My clinical and research interests are in regional anesthesia and multi-modal analgesic regimens as they pertain…
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My goal as an anesthesiologist is to improve the quality of my patients' lives by providing compassionate, safe care and relief of pain. As a member of the Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, Diagnostic Imaging, and Texas Children's West Campus teams, I strive to exceed these goals and provide a positive…
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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Meg has always been passionate about caring for children. She began her career as a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  She worked there for almost four years before she began her education in Nurse Anesthesia at the University of…
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Lauren earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University. Lauren worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital as a critical care RN for three years prior to obtaining her masters in Nurse Anesthesia. 
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To provide safe and holistic care to my patients, based on current research and accepted practices.  Regular review of literature and trends in anesthesia is vital to our field and patient safety both inside and out of the OR.
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I worked as a Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care nurse for 6 years before obtaining my MSN. During this time, I was as a travel nurse for a couple years and later settled in the Austin area. My MSN was obtained at Michigan State University where I, also, participated in a medical…
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Striving to provide the highest level of evidence-based anesthesia care to pediatric patients across the full spectrum of ages, comorbidities, and developmental levels while educating future Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to expand the reach of safe pediatric anesthesia care. 
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Anna has always had a passion for helping children and is honored to be apart of Texas Children’s diverse, caring, and growing anesthesia team. Anna realizes that every patient and family presents to surgery with specific needs, and therefore, is dedicated to using the latest evidence to…
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Megan earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. Megan practiced as a critical care RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital…
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Sarah Laqua, CRNA, MSN is an Instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine. She worked for 9 years as a critical care nurse in the Houston area, with time in the neonatal ICU and pediatric cardiovascular ICU. She then continued her education in Perfusion Technology…
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Clinical interests include: 1.    Alternative therapies to optimize hemodynamics during and after cardiac surgery  2.    Anesthesia on the developing brain  3.    Multi-modal analgesia 
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Sedationists

Dr. Preisberga is interested in providing safe and effective sedation for pediatric patients requiring imaging and procedures, thus improving access to care. Additionally, she wants to improve education of pediatric residents in providing effective and safe sedation practices. Her research…
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