Our Team

Established in 1994 as a cooperative effort between the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics and the Texas Children's Newborn Center, the Desmond Clinic provides long-term developmental monitoring for high-risk infants discharged from the Texas Children's Hospital neonatal nursery, including former premature babies and babies who experienced neonatal complications.

Clinic visits include a neurodevelopmental assessment with a developmental pediatrician and a social work consult to provide support for families as the child progresses through the early intervention and educational systems.

Referrals to other medical specialists (ophthalmology, audiology, neurosurgery, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitiation) and other allied health disciplines (developmental psychology, speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy) are made as needed. Referrals to community resources are also made to best meet the needs of the child and family.

Chief of Service/Clinic Physician

I am currently Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Texas Children's Hospital Autism Center and the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics. I have been actively involved in clinical practice, education, and research in the field of developmental pediatrics... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1530 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400

Social Worker

Marcia Berretta, LCSW