Our Team

At Texas Children’s, Pediatric Otolaryngology is the largest program in the Department of Surgery.

Our faculty members in Pediatric Otolaryngology have all completed fellowships in pediatric otolaryngology, laryngology or neurotology. All have faculty appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.

Division Chief

Texas Children’s Hospital Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat) is a leading national and international provider of high-quality, innovative, family-centered pediatric ENT care.  Dr. Messner joined the TCH team in 2019 after spending 23 years on the faculty of Stanford…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-277-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

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Physicians

Special Interests:  Salivary Gland Pathology Congenital and Acquired Head and Neck Masses Drooling, Swallowing and Aspiration Airway Disorders Applications of Ultrasonography in Pediatric Otolaryngology Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Medical Education in Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)

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I grew up in the State of Idaho and from a very young age knew that I wanted to help improve the lives of children and their families.  After suffering from cholesteatoma surgery (an ear growth) as a child, I was destined to become a pediatric ear nose and throat surgeon.  I have practiced…
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)

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Dr. Bedwell’s clinical interests include pediatric airway disorders, masses and tumors of the head and neck, salivary gland disorders, and improving care for patients living with a tracheostomy.  He is active in clinical and translational research, and collaborates with colleagues at home and…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-277-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

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I am proud to be a pediatric otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon, and to be able to serve the community.  I very much enjoy and am happy to take care of any pediatric otolaryngology problem, with a special interest in airway reconstruction, head and neck mass, and sinus diseases.  My research…
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Dr. Chandy's areas of interest are Pediatric Otolaryngology, including cleft palate and nasal and sinus disease.
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

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In addition to general pediatric otolaryngology, my primary interest is in pediatric head and neck surgery including acquired and congenital head and neck masses, head and neck cancers, and thyroid disease as well as in the head and neck sequellae of immunocompromise and cancer treatment. My goal…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)

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I am interested in general pediatric otolaryngology with a subspecialty focus in tumors of the head and neck, benign and malignant masses, and thyroid disease.  My goal is to deliver high quality care through a multidisciplinary team to create healing and supportive inpatient and outpatient…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)

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The TCH Pediatric Otolaryngology Section is comprised of a group of highly trained, thoughtful and skilled physicians. Our shared goals include excellent clinical outcomes, compassionate care, and the advancement of science.
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My areas of clinical interest include pediatric otolaryngology, and sinusitis. I partner with the Pediatric Neurosurgeons at TCH for the endoscopic removal of pituitary and other midline skull base tumors. A desire to improve processes in health care led me to take and complete a Certificate in…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

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Dr. Larrier's areas of interest include: general pediatric otolaryngology, including otitis media, obstructive sleep apnea, and rhinosinusitis; and airway disorders such as laryngomalacia and subglottic stenosis.  She is an advocate for providing the best care possible for each child, in…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

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I believe in personalized and patient-centered care for pediatric patients.  Each child has their own medical issues and I will use my clinical and research expertise to offer individualized and unparalleled quality care in the least invasive way.  Under my care you will benefit from innovative and…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-227-1420 (West)

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It's a privilege a parent lets me take care of their most precious asset--their child. It's my duty to provide them the best of care. My clinical interests are complex airway surgery, pediatric swallowing disorders and head and neck masses,along with general otolaryngology. My research interest…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main)

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I believe in providing comprehensive care to all children with compassion and kindness. Getting parents involved in their child's treatment goes a long way in making families happy and engaging their trust in the long run. My clinical areas of interest include treatment and diagnosis of chronic ear…
Phone: 832-227-1420

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Dr. Musso is the surgical sleep director at Texas Children's Hospital. She leads specialty clinics for persistent obstructive sleep apnea and Down Syndrome. Texas Children's Hospital has recently been selected as one of 10 Sites within the United States to pilot the insertion of the hypoglossal…
Phone: 832-227-1420 (West) | 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-661-4858 (THI)

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Dr. Raynor attended University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for medical school. She subsequently completed her otolaryngology residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. After completion of her pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-277-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

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Dr. Tara Rosenberg is the surgical director of the Vascular Anomalies Center. Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests include vascular anomalies, cleft lip and palate surgery, medical laser use, and velopharyngeal dysfunction/insufficiency. She is an active member of the Texas Children's Hospital Cleft…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)

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Dr. Ongkasuwan is the Director of the Pediatric Voice Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital.  She is dual fellowship trained in both Pediatric Otolaryngology and Laryngology (care of professional voice).  When she joined the faculty in 2011, she founded the Texas Children’s Hospital Aerodigestive…
Phone: 832-822-3250

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I believe in treating children as I would my own, with compassion, respecting their space and making the experience the least intimidating. When the parents trust me with the care of their child, the onus to deliver the highest quality of care in a timely manner lies with me. I believe in…
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)

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Dr. Silva was recruited in 2017 from the University of Florida to direct the Ear and Hearing Center, which includes the multidisciplinary programs for Cochlear Implantation and care of children with Microtia and Aural Atresia. His main focus is the medical and surgical care of ear diseases in…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land) | 281-661-4858 (THI)

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Dr. Sitton's clinical interests are congenital and acquired neck masses and management of hearing loss including cochlear implantation.   Research Interest: Cochlear implant outcomes, Quality Improvement
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-227-1420 (West) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)

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Alex D. Sweeney, M.D. is double board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology. He has particular interests in hearing loss, cochlear implantation and skull base tumors. He earned his medical degree and completed residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. Following…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 713-798-6336 (Jamail)

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After completing his residency, Dr. Traboulsi trained in both Pediatric Otolaryngology and Otology. His main interests include pediatric airway disease, pediatric otology (chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma), and cochlear implantation. Dr. Traboulsi also specializes in pediatric imbalance and…
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)

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Dr. Vilela came to us following completion of his pediatric otolaryngology training at The Children's Hospitals of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Prior to fellowship training, Dr. Vilela graduated from medical school at the University of Texas-Houston and completed his…

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I believe in achieving the best possible care for my patients and their families by treating the whole patient.  I consistently and compassionately approach their ear, nose, and throat disorders while considering the global goals and needs of the patient and their families.  Clinical  Interests:…
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)

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I am interested in general pediatric otolaryngology with a subspecialty focus on airway and aerodigestive issues as well as acquired and congenital head and neck masses. My goal is to deliver high quality care to each patient in a collaborative fashion with their families and other members of their…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 936-267-7400 (The Woodlands)

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Advanced Practice Providers

Amy Bartholomew, MMSc, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Amy specializes in the care of Otolaryngology patients needing surgical, emergency, and/or inpatient care. She has been a member of the Otolaryngology team at Texas…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner it is not only the diagnosis that helps the patient and their families but the caring and being genuine and honest in their treatment. Earning the trust from a parent to care for their child is an accomplishment that makes me proud.  It is a privilege to be a part…
Phone: 832-227-1420 (West)

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I am a physician assistant at Main Campus and at the Clear Lake Specialty Center. I have the privilege of seeing children though out the hospital and in clinic. I believe in providing personalized, comprehensive care to every child. It is a privilege to take care of your child and it is not a…
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Children and their families have been my focus my entire nursing career.  I love to help and educate the families in our practice.  It is a joy to watch children go through the many changes in life from infancy through young adulthood.  It is a miraculous process one that I'm honored to be involved…
Phone: 936-267-7400

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I’m a Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Otolaryngology Department at Texas Children’s Hospital main campus and I take care of patients with multiple ear, nose and throat concerns. My past clinical experience involves pediatric Intensive care, adult intensive care, outpatient surgery and recovery…
Phone: 832 822 3250

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I believe in providing an evidence-based and family-centered approach to all patients. I am one of four in-patient advanced practice providers to the largest surgical service at Texas Children’s Hospital. My areas of interest include surgical airway reconstruction, pediatric airway disorders,…
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I am an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who joined Texas Children’s Hospital Otolaryngology department in 2016. My nursing background has always been with pediatric and have been practicing in multiple settings including NICU, Pedi Preoperative, Pedi PACU, PCU and surgical/trauma care. A…
Phone: 832-822-3250

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Patient First has always been my philosophy to patient care. It is always stressful to have a medical condition, whether it is acute or chronic. Navigating the medical world can be complicated and frustrating. Working with nurses, doctors and the rest of our medical team, I ensure that patients and…
Phone: 832-824-5324

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I love working with kids of all ages and their parents.  Education is an integral part of every visit.  I spend a lot of time explaining diagnoses and treatment plans and believe that no family should leave with unanswered questions.  I enjoy all aspects of ENT but I particularly enjoy removing…
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)

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I have spent my entire career as a Physician Assistant working with children – initially with a group of general pediatricians here in the Houston area and now with the Otolaryngology Department here at Texas Children's Hospital since 2002. As a native Houstonian, I feel quite privileged and…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-282-1900 (Clear Lake)

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