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…
Phone: 832-822-3400

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I believe that all children should have access to appropriate medical care and evidence based interventions to help improve their quality of life and developmental outcome. Clinical Interests: I am interested in taking care of children with autism, congenital heart defects, learning disabilities,…
Phone: 832-822-3400

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Social Worker

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in clinical care for families of children with developmental disabilities and special health care needs, as well as in grant writing, program development, and community outreach.  My areas of interest include working with…
Phone: 832-822-3420

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Registered Nurse

I am the RN/Care Coordinator for the Desmond Clinic.
Phone: 832-824-3738

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