Our Team

Program Director

Texas Children’s Hospital Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat) is a leading national and international provider of high-quality, innovative, family-centered pediatric ENT care.  Dr. Messner joined the TCH team in 2019 after spending 23 years on the faculty of Stanford... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, Suite 540 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, 4th Floor Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care - Bellaire 6330 West Loop South Bellaire, TX 77401 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-277-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

Cochlear Implant Surgeons

Dr. Silva was recruited in 2017 from the University of Florida to direct the Ear and Hearing Center, which includes the multidisciplinary programs for Cochlear Implantation and care of children with Microtia and Aural Atresia. His main focus is the medical and surgical care of ear diseases in... Read more

Address: Texas Chidlren's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, Suite 540 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Alex D. Sweeney, M.D. is double board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology. He has particular interests in hearing loss, cochlear implantation and skull base tumors. He earned his medical degree and completed residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. Following... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, Suite 540 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Jamail Specialty Care Center (Clinic) 1977 Butler Blvd., Suite E5.100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 713-798-6336 (Jamail)
After completing his residency, Dr. Traboulsi trained in both Pediatric Otolaryngology and Otology. His main interests include pediatric airway disease, pediatric otology (chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma), and cochlear implantation. Dr. Traboulsi also specializes in pediatric imbalance and... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, Outpatient Building, 3rd Floor The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care - Eagle Springs 5514 Atascocita Road, Suite 190 Atascocita, TX 77346 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)
Dr. Vilela came to us following completion of his pediatric otolaryngology training at The Children's Hospitals of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Prior to fellowship training, Dr. Vilela graduated from medical school at the University of Texas-Houston and completed his... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, Suite 540 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Chidlren's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, 4th Floor Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Center - Bellaire 6330 West Loop South Bellaire, TX 77401 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-827-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

Audiologists

Dr. Emery strives to achieve and maintain the highest level of professional competence and performance for her patient’s management and wellbeing.  Clinical Interests: Cochlear Implants, amplification and diagnostic evaluations.

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 500, Wallace Tower Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3249
Clinical Interests: Cochlear implants, newborn hearing screening and evaluation, pediatric amplification, and diagnostic hearing evaluation

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 Interstate 45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7350
Dr. Haring is passionate about supporting children who are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing through early intervention and comprehensive audiologic management. Clinical Interests: Traditional Hearing Aids, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Audiometry

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 500, Wallace Tower Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Hearing Institute 3100 Shenandoah Street Houston, TX 77021 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3249
Clinical Interests: Cochlear implants, auditory evoked potentials, and pediatric amplification

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7350
My philosophy is to provide best evidence-based care.  My clinical interest is optimizing our implant program for our diverse population.

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 500, Wallace Tower Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3249

Speech and Language Pathologists

Striving to increase access to quality care for a variety of families, I have participated in extensive hands on training and continuing education courses and achieved specialized skills for working with children who have hearing loss, performing videofluoroscopic evaluations of swallowing,... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WA 130 Houston, TX 770944 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-227-1891
Allison firmly believes children with hearing loss have the right to grow up to be anything they want to be and do not have to be limited by the presence of a hearing loss. Working with children with hearing loss and their families is truly an honor. This has been Allison’s area of focus as a... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, Suite WM230, Outpatient Building The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7311
I am committed to helping children become as functional and independent as possible. I firmly believe that creating an environment full of respect, compassion and trust, establishes a foundation for families to work alongside a team of professionals to reach a common goal.  I am fluent in American... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WA 130 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-227-1800
Olivia's approach to treatment focuses on maximizing the potential of children with hearing loss so that they may learn to listen, speak, and achieve at levels that are on par with their typically hearing peers. Olivia is passionate about educating families and empowering them to choose the best... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care - Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 281-494-7010

Cochlear Implant Clinical Nurse Coordinator



Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 500, Wallace Tower Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3508