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

Brachial Plexus Clinic Coordinator

I am an occupational therapist with an advanced certification in hand therapy and also serve as the brachial plexus clinic coordinator. I have spent my career treating pathology of the upper extremity with the majority of time being spent in pediatrics. I am continually impressed with the... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 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 Kingwood Glen 19298 W. Lake Houston Parkway Humble, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-6378

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
As a father to two children, I strive to provide high quality care and empathy to patients. It was not too long ago that my own child was sick and required an extended stay at Texas Children’s Hospital. Since then, I have always wanted to be the type of physician that parents could put their trust... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 8th Floor, Clinical Care Center 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 , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 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 several Advanced Practice Providers helping to meet the demands of a high-volume service and her responsibilities include seeing patients... 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 Care Bellaire 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... 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 Specialty Care 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)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

I believe in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to patients and value input from all members of the treatment team, especially the patient and family. It is my aim to help patients and families achieve their maximum functional potential and obtain their personal goals. Clinical Interests... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 16th Floor, Mark Wallace Tower Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, 3rd Floor Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6106 (Main) | 832-227-1750 (West)

Occupational Therapy

Anh Nguyen is an occupational therapist with more than 17 years pediatric experience. She is interested in the care of children with various disabilities including brachial plexus injury, cerebral palsy, CVA, torticollis, arthrogryposis, musculoskeletal disorders, congenital hand difference and... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WA 130 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1999
I am an occupational therapist with an advanced certification in hand therapy and also serve as the brachial plexus clinic coordinator. I have spent my career treating pathology of the upper extremity with the majority of time being spent in pediatrics. I am continually impressed with the... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 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 Kingwood Glen 19298 W. Lake Houston Parkway Humble, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-6378
Nicole’s current areas of expertise are children with neurological and upper extremity orthopedic conditions. She has interests in surgical and non-surgical upper extremity rehabilitation for children with orthopedic injuries, cerebral palsy and congenital hand conditions.  Certified... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WA 130 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1825