Our Team

The Brachial Plexus Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital is comprised of plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and occupational therapists. The clinic is coordinated by an occupational therapist who has an advanced certification in hand therapy.

The radiology department provides specialized imaging to evaluate and aid in treatment of shoulder pathology.

Examples of this include:

  • Ultrasound to monitor shoulder integrity in infants, which allows early detection of shoulder pathology for preventative, conservative management and can avoid invasive surgical procedures
  • Ultrasound guided Botox, closed reduction, and casting of the shoulder where PM&R, Radiology, and Orthopedic Surgery all collaborate to treat early humeral head posterior dislocation in young children to avoid more invasive open surgery
  • Intra-operative, evoked potential monitoring to aid in surgical decision making for primary nerve surgery in infants with significant brachial plexus birth palsies 

The therapy team provides evidenced-based evaluation and treatment of children diagnosed with brachial plexus birth palsy.

This includes:

  • AMS (active movement scale)
  • Goniometric measurement of active/passive range of motion
  • Mallet Classification for older children
  • AHA (Assisting Hand Assessment)
    • (Video Assessment of Upper Extremity Function) - Not common for this to be offered within the clinic setting
  • Orthosis fabrication at the time of clinic. This includes the SupER splint, which we fabricate to prevent humeral head posterior dislocation in infants who are developing shoulder contracture
  • Being able to meet all immediate care needs in one appointment sets us apart from a typical clinic appointment

Plastic Surgery

Dr. Pederson received his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and his Plastic Surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3180
Combining technology and technique, Dr. Reece strives to elevate compassionate care with cutting-edge medical breakthroughs.  He offers advanced hand and reconstructive surgery options to children with injuries and congenital diseases, focusing on nerve surgery, free-tissue transfer and... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Clinical Care Center, 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care - Bellaire 6330 West Loop South, Suite 300 Bellaire, TX 77401 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3180
Mervin (Reggie) Nunez, MMS, PA-C is a physician assistant in Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital.  He began his career in 2006 in Critical Care working in the pediatric ICU at TCH. He joined the Pediatric Plastic Surgery team in 2013 where his responsibilities... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 610 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3180
Lindsey E. White, MPAS, PA-C is a physician assistant in Department of Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital.  She is one of nine Advanced Practice Providers helping to meet the demands of a high-volume service and her responsibilities include seeing patients in... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 610 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus United States See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3180

Orthopedics

Bryce Bell, MD specializes in treating disorders of the upper extremity. He believes in engaging both patients and their families to develop a comprehensive plan of care that takes into consideration the overall health, development, and well-being of the child.  Critical to this mission is the... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 W. Katy Freeway - 5th Floor Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Center - Bellaire Health Center 6330 West Loop South Houston, TX 77401 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1670 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
Scott McKay is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports injury care and arthroscopy.  He believes in shared decision making with his patients and their families when developing a customized treatment plan for their particular condition.     He is has given multiple lectures at the... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, 5th Floor Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Health Center - Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-7678 (West) | 832-822-3100 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Yakima Brown, MPAS, PA-C is a physician assistant in the department of Orthopedic Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. She focuses her care on treating disorders of the upper extremity that includes congenital hand differences, traumatic upper extremity injuries and cerebral palsy. She is... 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: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, WA 500 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Center - Bellaire 6330 West Loop South Bellaire, TX 77401 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3100 (Main) | 832-227-1670 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Collier is interested in the care of children with various disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, brain injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, spinal dysraphisms and spinal cord injuries, and motor disabilities. Special interest clinics that I am involved in include spina bifida patients,... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6621 Fannin Street, 16th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Health Center - Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1620 (Main) | 832-227-1100 (West) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
James is an occupational therapist with an advanced certification in hand therapy who also serves as the brachial plexus clinic coordinator. His career has been spent providing upper extremity care to adult and pediatric patients with the last 5 years being spent mostly with the pediatric... Read more


Phone: 832-822-6378