Our Team

Clinic Physicians

Dr. Athanassaki's clinical research interests focus on pediatric thyroid disease and the genetic factors which are associated with cancer, hyperthyroidism, and congenital hypothyroidism in infants and children. She is also investigating the safety of Radioactive iodine treatment in children with... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670
I am a board certified pediatric endocrinology and diabetes specialist. I strive to provide great clinical care for children with hormone disorders and with diabetes and to help them and their families to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage different aspects of the... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670


Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WA 250 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1370
My interest includes clinical practice in growth disorders, puberty, Di-George Syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), calcium disorders and pediatric diabetes.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670
My vision is to be a clinical endocrinologist, working hand in hand with other specialists and the pediatricians in the community to treat children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. I strive to continually improve my practice and deliver the best quality care to my patients. I will take... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Orange Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7500
Dr. DeSalvo joined the faculty in Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in July 2015.  Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University where he was an active researcher in diabetes device technology, including closed-loop... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Health Center - Clear Lake 940 Clear Lake Blvd., Suite 200 Webster, TX 77598 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670 (Main) | 281-282-1900 (Clear Lake)
Clinical Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Short Stature Research Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes Technology

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, Floor 2 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1370 (West) | 832-822-3670 (Main)
Dr. French's clinical interests include Type 1 Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, and Turner Syndrome.Her fellowship research focused on insulin resistance in children with cystic fibrosis prior to the development of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes and the role of circulating cytokines... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670


Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Health Center - Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200 Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Dr. Haymond's research focuses on the substrate and hormonal regulation of glucose and nutrient metabolism in children and adults. Dr. Haymond and his collaborators have investigated the impact of dietary fat, carbohydrate, and fructose content on nutrient oxidation, insulin sensitivity, and... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670
I am a clinical pediatric endocrinologist with outpatient clinics available at Texas Children's West Campus. I enjoy caring for infants, children, and adolescents with diabetes as well as general endocrine concerns, to include growth, puberty, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, and calcium disorders. I... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WA 250 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1370
Dr. Hwu's primary interests involve clinical care with a focus on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and associated issues such as PCOS. In addition, she serves as the Fellowship Program Director and has a strong interest in the education of medical students, residents and fellows and mentoring of youth... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Health Center - Clear Lake 940 Clear Lake City Blvd., Suite 200 Houston, TX 77598 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 281-282-1900
My portfolio includes clinical practice in sexual development disorders, puberty, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), growth, and pediatric diabetes. Additionally, I established one of the first gender medicine multidisciplinary teams to care for children born with disorders of sexual... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670
Dr. Lin's clinical interests include: Type I and Type 2 Diabetes, disorders of growth and puberty, PCOS, thyroid disorders. Her other interest is mobile medical Apps development. Over the past years, she has created numerous mobile medical Apps to optimize patient care.

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, WA 250 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670 (Main) | 832-227-1370 (West)
Dr. Lyons' clinical and research interests focus on understanding and improving the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare for adolescents and emerging adults with diabetes and endocrine conditions. Her interest in healthcare transition stems from her unique medical training. Her residency... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670


Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Orange Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7500
Dr. McKay's primary interest is in type 2 diabetes in children. She is the Medical Director and the Principle Investigator for the Baylor site of TODAY (Treatment Options in Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth). TODAY is an NIH-sponsored, multicenter trial that will determine which of three... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670
Dr. Patel's clinical interests include:management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease, disorders of growth and puberty, Turner syndrome, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Strive to empower families to be active in the care and management of their children.

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WA 250 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1370
General Endocrinology and Diabetes Transsexual Hormonal Therapy

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 111th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Health Center - Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200 Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Dr. Maria J. Redondo'sresearch area of interest is pediatric diabetes. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the genetic, immunologic and metabolic causes that lead to diabetes in children and offer an opportunity for prevention and treatment. Dr. Redondo is also interested in... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670
Stephanie Sisley is a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in obesity. She is interested in determining new treatments for obesity and diabetes as well as improving patient care. Dr. Sisley is also a basic science researcher whose lab focuses on determining the role of the vitamin D... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670
Dr. Rona Sonabend's philosophy towards healthcare is combining the science of medicine with the art of care delivery in a patient-centered quality driven manner.  Dr. Sonabend’s clinical interests include caring for children with neuro-endocrine dysfunctions with a specialized interest in... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670

Nurse Practitioners



Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Orange Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Health Center - CyFair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7500 (The Woodlands) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)


Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Health Center - Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200 Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3670 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)

Research Nurses

Rodolfo Zagado, BSN, RN