Our Team

Chief of Service

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

Clinic Chief

Dr. Kathryn Ostermaier graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1992 with a B.S. degree in Genetics. She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in 1996 and did her Pediatric Residency at Baylor College of Medicine from 1996 - 1999. After completing her training,... Read more

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400

Providers

I am currently an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and a full time Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Woodlands, TX. I believe that every child should be provided with the care and support they need to achieve their highest potential. Every... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17198 St. Lukes Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands Health Center, MAC I The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-321-0808
Dr. Carson is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Section within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She is also a pediatric neuropsychologist providing clinical assessments for patients in the Autism Center and the Psychology Service at Texas Children'... Read more

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3704
Dr. Castillo is currently a faculty member in the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital/BCM. Her clinical interests are spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and infant /toddler development. She currently leads the TCH/BCM site of a Centers for Disease Control and... Read more

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400
Dr. Castillo graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. From 2005 to 2008, he completed a National Research Service Award Fellowship in General Pediatric Research, also at Cincinnati... Read more

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400
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,... Read more

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400
I believe that comprehensive and collaborative care is necessary to foster positive outcomes and to support patients and families.  Clinical Interests: Autism, developmental delay, intellectual disability, ADHD, learning problems, behavioral issues, anxiety, congenital heart defects, prematurity.

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400
Dr. Proud seeks to provide excellent pediatric neurologic care and quality in a patient's experience. She strives to use medical knowledge and experience to achieve the best care possible. She values the doctor-patient relationship and respects each patient and family member. Communication is... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Risen is currently a faculty member in both the Department of Pediatric Neurology as well as the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics. After completing training in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, she... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400 (Development) | 832-822-1750 (Neurology)
I am interested in a variety of developmental and behavioral conditions across age groups. I believe that establishing a partnership with patients and families is essential for quality care. Helping parents advocate for their child's needs is a rewarding part of my job.


Phone: 832-822-3400
Dr. Spinks-Franklin's research interests are in the areas of the cultural aspect of child development. Her previous research experience included studying the development of children in Senegal, West Africa, and studying the mental health impact of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on school-aged... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1530 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400
Dr. Vinson's clinical research focuses on learning and behavior problems seen in children with symptomatic and asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection, fragile X full mutations/pre-mutations/gray zone abnormalities, partial chromosome deletions/duplications, mosaic genetic syndromes,... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin MC CC 1530.00 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400

Nurses

It is important to me that everyone is treated as if they are a VIP. I believe that while medicine helps, truly caring for patients and families has a huge impact as well.  

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-7189
I am a Registered Nurse (RN) for the Autism Center and Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics.  

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 180 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-4370
I am the RN/Care Coordinator for the Desmond Clinic.

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 180 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3738
I am a Registered Nurse for the Autism Center and Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital. I have over 3 years of experience in various healthcare roles in the nursing field and have also volunteered within the community with a non-profit organization helping to... Read more

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-8464

Social Workers

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Desmond Clinic. 

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 180 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in various healthcare roles within the Texas Medical Center. I have worked locally in school social work, foster care, adoption, and with various community based non-profit organizations. My areas of interest include positive... Read more

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-8386
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... Read more

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3420
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with 20 years of experience in school-based social service provision, community-based non-profit program management and direct clinical care to children, youth and families facing challenges related to poverty, trauma, developmental disabilities and... Read more

Address: The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-8385

Clinic Manager

Jennifer Evans