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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-227-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)


My patient care philosophy is focused on providing comprehensive, compassionate and individualized treatment to pediatric patients with ear, nose, throat and head and neck conditions. I focus and listen attentively to both the child and their caregivers to understand their concerns, fears, and… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250
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 around… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-277-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
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.… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
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… read more
Phone: 281-661-4858 (Texas Hearing Institute) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-227-1420 (West)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main)
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… read more
Phone: 832-227-1420
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… read more
Phone: 832-227-1420 (West) | 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-661-4858 (THI)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-277-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
I am a pediatric otolaryngologist with a subspecialty focus in complex sinonasal diseases, as well as tumors and other disorders of the skull base. My goal is to provide exceptional, comprehensive care for patients and their families. I believe a child’s healing begins with a mutual understanding… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) / 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
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… read more
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land) | 281-661-4858 (THI)
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 Dr. Matthew Sitton has been recently board certified in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology,… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-227-1420 (West) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 713-798-6336 (Jamail)
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… read more
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)
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… read more
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:… read more
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 936-267-7400 (The Woodlands)

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… read more
Phone: 832-227-1000
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… read more
Phone: 936-267-7400
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250
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,… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-5324
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… read more
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-282-1900 (Clear Lake)

Practice Administrator

Ramanveer Virk, MHSA
Phone: 832-822-0629

Patient Care Manager

Charlotte Frusti, BSN, RN, CPN
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Clinic) | 832-822-3772 (Direct)

Clinical Nurse Coordinators

Monica Garcia, BSN, RN
Phone: 832-822-3250
Tracey Holmes, BSN, RN
Phone: 832-822-3250
Donna Layton, BSN, RN, CPEN
Phone: 832-822-3250
Courtnie Mims-Victor, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC
Phone: 832-822-3250
Karoline Sellers, BSN, RN
Phone: 832-822-3508