Our Team

Our CDH team is here to help you and your baby manage their journey.

CDH Program Leadership Team

Dr. King initially trained as a biomedical engineer at Cornell University, went on to complete her general surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati and completed her training in pediatric surgery at Washington University of St Louis. Dr. King’s passion is to combine her problem solving and… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
My interests are a combination of clinical care and the medical education of our neonatology fellows, pediatric residents, and Baylor College of Medicine students, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Clinical research also has a central role in all that we do and I am attempting to integrate more time… read more
Phone: 832-826-1380
My goal is to provide the best quality of care to the sickest infants and their families. I focus on providing excellent family centered care in my practice, utilizing the knowledge of all team members and the family. Clinical  Interests: My clinical areas of interest are management of infants… read more
Phone: 832-826-1830
Dr. Adam Vogel was born and raised in Hauppauge, New York. As a child and teenager he had frequent visits to his family pediatrician which, combined with an interested in biologic sciences evolved into a desire to pursue a career in medicine and to help sick children. His passion for problem… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. King initially trained as a biomedical engineer at Cornell University, went on to complete her general surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati and completed her training in pediatric surgery at Washington University of St Louis. Dr. King’s passion is to combine her problem solving and… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Dr. Sundeep Keswani is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and holds the Clayton Endowed Chair in Surgical Research at Texas Children’s Hospital. He leads the division of Pediatric Surgery which performs near 7000 operative cases and  15,000 clinic visits annually. His clinical areas of… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Dr. Timothy Lee is a co-director of the Fetal Center and director of the Colorectal and Pelvic Health Program. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in 2001, continued at BCM to pursue his residency in general surgery and completed his fellowship in pediatric surgery… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Dr. Adam Vogel was born and raised in Hauppauge, New York. As a child and teenager he had frequent visits to his family pediatrician which, combined with an interested in biologic sciences evolved into a desire to pursue a career in medicine and to help sick children. His passion for problem… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Madison Fitzgerald, MPAS, PA-C is thrilled to be part of the team of Advanced Practice Providers who work beside the surgery team to provide exceptional care for patients. Madison is part of the Gastrointestinal team with Dr. Lopez, Dr. Wesson, Dr. Shah, Dr. Vogel, Dr. Rialon, and Dr. Brandt. Her… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Priya D. Patel, MPAS, RRT, CRT, PA-C is a certified physician assistant and registered respiratory therapist in the Department of Pediatric General Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is one of the several Advanced Practice Providers who works with the surgery team to care for patients.… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Yliana Izaguirre, MPAS, PA-C is a certified physician assistant in the Department of Pediatric General Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is one of the several  Advanced Practice Providers who works with the surgery team to care for patients. Yliana is part of the Fetal micro Team with Dr.… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778

Neonatology

Phone: 832-826-1380
Dr. Caraciolo Fernandes is an academic neonatologist whose clinical experience and training spans three different countries/continents (India/Asia, Australia and the United States) and over three decades. He has been at Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine since 1994. In the Texas… read more
Phone: 832-826-1380
My interests are a combination of clinical care and the medical education of our neonatology fellows, pediatric residents, and Baylor College of Medicine students, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Clinical research also has a central role in all that we do and I am attempting to integrate more time… read more
Phone: 832-826-1380
Phone: 832-826-1380
Professional Interests: GI and Lung Microbiome of Preterm Neonates And Correlation With BPD Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation management and outcomes
Phone: 832-826-1380
My clinical and research interest includes respiratory distress of preterm infants, surfactant administration and chronic lung disease of prematurity, bronchopulmonary displasia. I am focusing on providing the best, evidence based quality of care for the tiniest premature infants. I am interested… read more
Phone: 832-826-1380
My goal is to provide the best quality of care to the sickest infants and their families. I focus on providing excellent family centered care in my practice, utilizing the knowledge of all team members and the family. Clinical  Interests: My clinical areas of interest are management of infants… read more
Phone: 832-826-1830
I am passionate about providing the highest quality of care to our critically ill infants. I believe that family centered care is vital. As a clinician-educator, I enjoy working in a multidisciplinary setting with learners of all levels to expand their knowledge base and improve the care of… read more
Phone: 832-826-1380
Dr. Speer is currently involved in defining the roles that patient safety and health literacy play in health-care delivery systems within the paradigm of neonatal-perinatal medicine.
Phone: 832-826-1830
Makayla A. Tipton, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC is a board certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the Texas Children’s Hospital Newborn Center. She has a passion for caring for critically ill babies born with a variety of congenital defects with special attention to infants born with congenital… read more
Phone: 832-824-6155
Ashley Brenner, APRN, NNP-BC is a board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) in the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unti (NICU) at Texas Childrens Hospital. She strives to provide evidence-based care as well as family centered care to our most vulnerable population. Ashley serves as a… read more
Phone: 832-824-6155
My passion is to take care of the most complex and critically ill neonates in the NICU at Texas Children’s Hospital. As a leader within our group, I also enjoy mentoring and developing our next generation of Nurse Practitioners. My clinical interests include infants with congenital diaphragmatic… read more
Phone: 832-824-6155
Jamie Gilley, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC is a board certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH). From the beginning of her career, Jamie’s passion has always been caring for the most critically ill neonates and their families.… read more
Phone: 832-824-6155
From an early age, I had exposure to complex medical conditions of others. This lead me to recognize the impact that diseases and conditions can have not only on the individual but also on the family dynamics. This gave me motivation to understand and provide the best care to infants, that would… read more
Phone: 832-824-6155
My philosophy of care is to treat every infant in my care the same way I would want someone to treat my own child, with respect and with a caring hand.  This includes treating the parents the way I would want to be treated.  My clinical focus is on infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernias,… read more
Phone: 832-824-6155
My passion for neonatology is based on the philosophy that seeks to deliver the art and science of nursing to my patients and family in a holistic, compassionate and dignified way.  My area of interest include, but are not limited to family centered care, creating a conducive environment for… read more
Phone: 832-824-6155

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Michael A. Belfort, MD, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief of Texas Children's Hospital. A specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and fetal intervention, Dr. Belfort most recently served as a… read more
Phone: 832-826-7500
My goal is to provide safe, efficient, and patient-centered care in all aspects of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine with specific interests in ultrasonography, prenatal diagnosis and fetal intervention. I also enjoy being involved in medical education of students, residents and… read more
Phone: 832-822-2229
Clinical Interests: Fetal intervention, fetal surgery, fetal growth restriction, advanced obstetric ultrasound Research Interests: Fetal intervention, Fetal Doppler evaluation, fetal echocardiography, advanced fetal imaging
Phone: 832-822-2229
Clinical Interests:  Fetal Intervention, Fetal neurology,  Fetal neuroimaging Research Interests: Fetal growth Restriction, Advanced Imaging techniques, Fetal MRI, Neurodevelopment. 
Phone: 832-826-2229

Prenatal RN Coordinators

Phone: 832-822-2229
I began my career as a Registered Nurse in 2013 in the Emergency Department at a local community hospital. I transitioned to labor and delivery the following year at a different local hospital and enjoyed supporting women and their families during one of the biggest events of their lives. In 2015,… read more
Phone: 832-822-2229
In May of 2009, I graduated from Baylor University and started my career as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a community hospital in Houston. After 2 years, I decided that I wanted to expand my knowledge on neonatal diagnoses and further challenge myself in a higher level… read more
Phone: 832-822-2229
I began my career in 2012 as a graduate nurse in the CV telemetry unit at St.Luke’s Hospital. After gaining invaluable experience working with the adult cardiac population, I felt I was ready to move into my true passion, providing care for the neonatal population. I joined the Texas Children’s… read more
Phone: 832-822-2229
As a Chicago native, my career began as a postpartum/newborn nursery nurse. As my interests expanded, I transitioned over to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where my enthusiasm for caring for premature babies and their families grew. I moved to Texas in 2014, where I continued to work in a… read more
Phone: 832-822-2229

Pulmonary Hypertension

I am dedicated as a clinician to providing high quality, safe, and compassionate care of critically ill children in the ICU.  I have additional training and interest in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the Pediatric ICU setting as well as the NICU and CVICU.  I am also one of a small team… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary) | 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
Care for critically ill children requires not only an understanding of the disease, but of the child and family affected by the disease as well.  My approach to providing care to these children and their families is to always keep in mind “what would I want if it were one of my children?” and… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary) | 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
As a pediatric pulmonologist, my specific area of interest is pulmonary hypertension. I am actively involved in a number of national and international organizations dedicated to the care of children who suffer from this disease. It is my honor to advocate for pediatric PH, strive to deliver the… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
It is a privilege and honor to care for children and their families. I enjoy partnering with families to provide excellent medical care that works for their homes and lives. Collaboration and strong relationships are the foundations that I build my practice on. Clinical Interests: I am primarily… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300
As an advanced practice provider, I believe that clinical practice is both an art and a science. Patients and families come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, and it is important to understand their beliefs and values when approaching their healthcare management. I seek to provide evidence… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300