Our Team

ECMO Medical Director

It is both an honor and a privilege to care for children and families both here in Houston and in resource-limited settings. Clinical Interests: Innovative approaches to treatment of cardiopulmonary failure. Clinical ethics at the limits of technology, viability, and resources. Designing… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230

ECMO Surgical Director

Dr. Adam Vogel was born and raised in Hauppauge, New York. As a child and teenager he had frequent visits to his family pediatrician which, combined with an interested in biologic sciences evolved into a desire to pursue a career in medicine and to help sick children. His passion for problem… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778

Lead, Cardiac Intensive Care

Clinical Interests: Congenital heart disease, cardiac disease, ECMO, International collaboration Research Interests: Simulation applications to health care and their impact in patient safety
Phone: 832-826-6230

Lead, Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests: Pediatric Extracorporeal life support, E-CPR Research Interests: Pediatric ECMO, long term outcomes
Phone: 832-826-6230

Leads, Neonatal Medicine

My interests are a combination of clinical care and the medical education of our neonatology fellows, pediatric residents, and Baylor College of Medicine students, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Clinical research also has a central role in all that we do and I am attempting to integrate more time… read more
Phone: 832-826-1380
My goal is to provide the best quality of care to the sickest infants and their families. I focus on providing excellent family centered care in my practice, utilizing the knowledge of all team members and the family. Clinical  Interests: My clinical areas of interest are management of infants… read more
Phone: 832-826-1830

Lead, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit

Based on best evidence and broadest experience delivering the highest standard of care for every individual patient. Clinical Interests: Congenital Heart Disease, ECMO, VAD, clinical education Research Interests: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ECMO, Ventricular Assist Devices, VAD
Phone: 832-826-6230

Lead, ECMO Quality

Care for critically ill children requires not only an understanding of the disease, but of the child and family affected by the disease as well.  My approach to providing care to these children and their families is to always keep in mind “what would I want if it were one of my children?” and… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary) | 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)

Lead, ECMO Education

I am dedicated as a clinician to providing high quality, safe, and compassionate care of critically ill children in the ICU.  I have additional training and interest in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the Pediatric ICU setting as well as the NICU and CVICU.  I am also one of a small team… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary) | 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)

Lead, Congenital Heart Surgery

Dr. Adachi has written extensively regarding surgical, morphological, and physiological aspects of congenitally malformed hearts. His clinical and research interests also include pediatric heart failure and mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist device and total artificial… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)

Lead, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Surgery

My goal is for all children born with congenital heart disease to enjoy healthy and active lives, far beyond their childhood years. Although I operate on the full age and diagnostic spectrum, a particular focus of mine is to expand and develop our Adult Congenital Heart Program practice. Adults… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030

Lead, Transfusion Medicine

Dr. Teruya has extensive experience and expertise in patients with bleeding and thrombosis, pheresis procedures, and blood component therapy. He was an adult hematologist in Japan, and trained in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine/Coagulation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard… read more
Phone: 832-824-5850

Lead, Pharmacy

PGY1: University of Virginia Health System PGY2 (Pediatric): University of Virginia Health System

Lead, ECMO Services

I am fully committed to helping our ECMO program grow to be one of the best pediatric ECMO centers in the world.  With the faculty and staff that we have, we are well on our way.
Phone: 832-826-6049

Lead, Primers and ECMO Specialists

Pediatric Critical Care ECMO Physicians

Based on best evidence and broadest experience delivering the highest standard of care for every individual patient. Clinical Interests: Congenital Heart Disease, ECMO, VAD, clinical education Research Interests: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ECMO, Ventricular Assist Devices, VAD
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr Akcan-Arikan is a dual trained pediatric intensivist and nephrologist and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with tenure at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Associate Chief (Research) of Division of Critical Care Medicine. Dr Arikan is a clinician-scientist whose research focus is on the… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Clinical Interests: Congenital heart disease, cardiac disease, ECMO, International collaboration Research Interests: Simulation applications to health care and their impact in patient safety
Phone: 832-826-6230
Simply put, I am dedicated to providing empathetic care that is of the highest quality.  I am devoted to fostering and promoting inter-disciplinary teamwork and collaboration which will accomplish this mission.  I am equally dedicated to educating our next generation of healthcare providers in how… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
I am dedicated as a clinician to providing high quality, safe, and compassionate care of critically ill children in the ICU.  I have additional training and interest in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the Pediatric ICU setting as well as the NICU and CVICU.  I am also one of a small team… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary) | 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
Care for critically ill children requires not only an understanding of the disease, but of the child and family affected by the disease as well.  My approach to providing care to these children and their families is to always keep in mind “what would I want if it were one of my children?” and… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary) | 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
I am a pediatrician with specialized training to care for critically ill children of all ages. We take care of the sickest of the sick and see families in their most vulnerable moments. This requires a multidisciplinary approach where the clinical team must partner every day with each and every… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
I aim to provide the highest level of evidence based care, along with providing support and compassion to the families that are coping with their child’s stay in an intensive care unit.  It is critical for healthcare providers to understand how stressful and difficult it is to have a child that is… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Kennedy's primary research focus is on predictive modeling of cardiac arrest in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Through application of predictive modeling and data mining algorithms on physiologic and laboratory data trends, he is pursuing the creation of a clinically useful predictive model… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
As an intensivist, I am focused on providing excellent care to all patients, and helping families cope with the stress of having an ill child. I treat all patients as how I would like my family members to be treated, with respect and patience. I welcome family members to our rounds in order to… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Loftis continues as the Baylor liaison to the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators group. She is the Baylor Principal Investigator for several multi-institutional clinical research trials, including examining the genetics of severe influenza infections, and studying the… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
In my role as medical director, I strive to evaluate the quality of patient care that is provided in our intensive care units in a collaborative effort with our hospital and nursing partners.  We constantly attempt to find creative solutions to new problems while trying to constantly provide… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Nguyen's research interest is focused on coagulopathy in critically ill children. He is currently under the mentorship of Dr. Miguel Cruz in the Thrombosis Research Section at the Baylor College of Medicine. In the lab, Dr. Nguyen is investigating whether ADAMTS-13 and von Willebrand factors… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Orellana has focused his research on the influence of development on the molecular mechanisms that regulate muscle protein metabolism during critical illness, aiming to develop nutritional support therapies for children in intensive care. By using the neonatal pig as a model for the human… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Extracorporeal life support, E-CPR Research Interests: Pediatric ECMO, long term outcomes
Phone: 832-826-6230
I am committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care for my patients by partnering with families and multi-disciplinary team members, and by constantly striving for excellence in all I do. Clinical Interests: Extracorporeal Life Support, Neuro-critical care, Global Health, Ethics,… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
As Senior Medical Director of the Pediatric ICUs I work to identify opportunities to enhance patient care and decrease the harm to patients through multi-disciplinary collaboration across Pediatric ICUs. My academic interests focus on the intersection of quality improvement, education, and… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Critical care is delivered best when there is a strong therapeutic alliance between the multidisciplinary team of providers and families. Clinical Interests: ECMO, septic shock Research Interests: Collaborative, multi institutional approach to management of extracorporeal therapy… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Professional Development Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Collaborative Conference (Organizer, 2020) Sponsor: TCH   Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Conference (Organizer, 2015) Sponsor: PCICS   World Congress of Pediatric Intensive Care Conference (Organizer, 2011)  … read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Caring for critically ill children and their families requires a highly skilled multidisciplinary team working together to achieve the best possible outcomes. It is a privilege for me to work as a member of that team at Texas Children’s. I strive to treat patients with the same empathy, compassion… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Tcharmtchi is the program director for Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program, the largest pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training program in the world. His main focus is on the education of fellows to competent academician leading them to the forefront of the delivery and… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
It is both an honor and a privilege to care for children and families both here in Houston and in resource-limited settings. Clinical Interests: Innovative approaches to treatment of cardiopulmonary failure. Clinical ethics at the limits of technology, viability, and resources. Designing… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230

Neonatal Intensive Care ECMO Physicians

Phone: 832-826-1380
Dr. Caraciolo Fernandes is an academic neonatologist whose clinical experience and training spans three different countries/continents (India/Asia, Australia and the United States) and over three decades. He has been at Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine since 1994. In the Texas… read more
Phone: 832-826-1380
My interests are a combination of clinical care and the medical education of our neonatology fellows, pediatric residents, and Baylor College of Medicine students, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Clinical research also has a central role in all that we do and I am attempting to integrate more time… read more
Phone: 832-826-1380
Professional Interests: Neonatal Cardiac Intensive Care
Phone: 832-826-1380
Professional Interests: Infant Mortality Health Disparities Prematurity Patient Advocacy Newborn Screening
Phone: 832-826-1380
Phone: 832-826-1380
Professional Interests: GI and Lung Microbiome of Preterm Neonates And Correlation With BPD Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation management and outcomes
Phone: 832-826-1380
My clinical and research interest includes respiratory distress of preterm infants, surfactant administration and chronic lung disease of prematurity, bronchopulmonary displasia. I am focusing on providing the best, evidence based quality of care for the tiniest premature infants. I am interested… read more
Phone: 832-826-1380
My goal is to provide the best quality of care to the sickest infants and their families. I focus on providing excellent family centered care in my practice, utilizing the knowledge of all team members and the family. Clinical  Interests: My clinical areas of interest are management of infants… read more
Phone: 832-826-1830
Dr. Speer is currently involved in defining the roles that patient safety and health literacy play in health-care delivery systems within the paradigm of neonatal-perinatal medicine.
Phone: 832-826-1830

Pediatric Surgeons

Dr. Keswani became the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital in October of 2020.  He is also a member of the fetal surgery team and is the principal investigator for the Laboratory for Regenerative Tissue Repair. Dr. Keswani completed his adult general surgery… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Dr. Timothy Lee is a co-director of the Fetal Center and director of the Colorectal and Pelvic Health Program. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in 2001, continued at BCM to pursue his residency in general surgery and completed his fellowship in pediatric surgery… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Dr. Mazziotti is primarily a clinical pediatric surgeon and delivers surgical care to Texas Children's Health Centers in Cy-Fair and Sugar Land, in addition to his practice at Texas Children's. He has special interest and training in minimally invasive surgery and specialized expertise in pectus… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Dr. Paul K. Minifee MD, FAAP, FACS is the Chief Surgery Officer and Trauma Medical Director for Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. In addition to trauma, Dr. Minifee has nearly 30 years expertise in the clinical practice of pediatric surgery at Texas Children's Hospital.  He is Professor of… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Dr. Jed Nuchtern is a pediatric surgeon specializing in pediatric surgical oncology. In addition to performing general neonatal and pediatric surgery, he is a member of the Surgical Oncology Team at Texas Children's Hospital and is actively involved with taking care of patients with neuroblastoma,… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778
Dr. Rodriguez is a general pediatric surgeon with research interests in improving outcomes and quality of care for pediatric trauma patients and in clinical trials to improve outcomes following general pediatric surgical operations. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General… read more
Phone: 936-267-7333 (The Woodlands)
Dr. Sohail R. Shah is a board-certified pediatric surgeon, with advanced minimally invasive surgery training, that provides care in all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery.  Dr. Shah has special interests in gastrointestinal surgery, neonatal surgery, congenital anomalies, and the correction… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778 (Main) | 832-227-2250 (West)
Dr. Shawn J. Stafford entered medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina after serving an eight-year enlistment in the United States Navy. He went on to complete a residency at Louisiana State University. During his time at LSU he was involved in research looking at angiogenesis and… read more
Phone: 936-267-7333 (The Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)
Dr. Vasudevan is a pediatric surgeon who specializes in pediatric surgical oncology. In addition to performing general neonatal and pediatric surgery, he is a member of the Surgical Oncology Program at Texas Children's Hospital and is actively involved with taking care of patients with… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778

Transfusion Medicine Physicians

Research Interests: Dr. Hensch is a member of the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation.  Her primary research interests include developing evidence-based strategies for safe transfusion in the pediatric patient population.  She is also actively involved in several research projects… read more
Phone: 832-824-5850
Dr. Hui specializes in transfusion medicine and coagulation. He covers the blood bank and coagulation services and serves as a consultant for the apheresis service. Dr. Hui's scope of clinical services is a direct reflection of his research interest in congenital and acquired bleeding disorders… read more
Phone: 832-824-5850
Dr. Navaei is a board certified pediatric intensivist. He has a special interest in management of children requiring extra-corporeal life support technologies. He is also board certified in Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation and serves as a consultant for transfusion support and management of… read more
Phone: 832-824-5850

ECMO Fellow

Katherine Doane, MD