Our Team

Clinic Chief

I am primarily dedicated to clinical activities in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. In the area of clinical genetics, I am involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with birth defects and a variety of genetic disorders and participate in the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic. I am… read more
Phone: 832-822-4292

Clinic Physicians

I am primarily dedicated to clinical activities in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. In the area of clinical genetics, I am involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with birth defects and a variety of genetic disorders and participate in the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic. I am… read more
Phone: 832-822-4292
I am a clinical and a clinical molecular geneticist who sees both pediatric and adult patients. As a geneticist my clinical interests include care of individuals with developmental delay, intellectual disability, seizure, cardiovascular diseases, connective tissue disorders, hereditary cancers and… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
As a physician-scientist and clinical biochemical geneticist, I have a long-standing interest in the pathophysiology of inborn errors of metabolism and their utility as models for more common disorders. Our group uses laboratory-based approaches in murine models and clinical studies to gain greater… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
My research interests are directed towards translational medicine, specifically the application of molecular genetics to the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases. Recently, my efforts have been focused on laboratory and clinical aspects of genetic testing and clinical research in lysosomal… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
Clinical Interests - Genetic Disorders and Metabolic Disorders. Research Interests - Mitochondrial function: Mitochondria are now recognized to play a variety of important physiologic roles in various processes beyond ATP synthesis, including programmed cell death (apoptosis), retrograde signaling… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
As a clinician and researcher, my aim is to provide the most timely and precise diagnosis for patients. I enjoy treating children with a variety of genetic disorders but have a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of children with inborn errors of metabolism.
Phone: 832-822-4280
Clinical Interests: CHARGE syndrome, clinical use of array-comparative genomic hybridization studies in birth defects including cardiovascular malformations Research Interests: I?m interested in the application of molecular cytogenetic diagnostic tools such as array-comparative genomic… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
Clinical Interests: Skeletal Dysplasias, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Urea Cycle Disorders. Research Interests: Genetic pathways that specify development and homeostasis: Translational studies of skeletal development and urea cycle disorders, and therapy for metabolic diseases The overall… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
Phone: 832-822-4280
My aim is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to children with various chronic medical and neurodevelopmental issues that may have a genetic cause. I take a thorough approach to evaluating my patients and do my best to explain genetic concepts in ways that families can understand. My… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
I have been at Texas Children's Hospital since 1994, when I started my fellowship training in Clinical Genetics. I transitioned to a faculty position here in 1996, and have been caring for patients and families with genetic disorders ever since . My primary role involves the diagnosis, counseling,… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
I strive to provide high-quality, compassionate, patient-oriented care to the whole individual with a wide variety of genetic conditions, with the goal of not only understanding the impact of the genetic disorder on the individual and their families, but to optimize function so they may reach their… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
Research Interests - In our laboratory we are working to identify and characterize the genes that cause common birth defects. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) affects about one in every 2,500 newborns. In most children with CDH, an abnormal opening in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs,… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
Clinical Interests: Mitochondrial cytopathies, other inborn errors of metabolism Research Interests: I have been involved in clinical research studies that are evaluating nitric oxide flux and production in children with MELAS syndrome. This mitochondrial syndrome is associated with metabolic… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
I believe in partnering with patients and families to provide quality care that meets an individual’s needs and treatment goals. Clinical Interests: Inborn errors of metabolism & Skeletal dysplasias Research Interests: Osteogenesis imperfecta, metabolomic profiling for diagnosis and… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
I am a clinician and researcher in the field of Clinical Genetics. My role in the medical team is to utilize state of the art genetic testing to diagnose genetic disorders. I strive to provide accurate answers to guide clinical interventions and to increase chances of successful outcomes. Patients… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
The care of children, particularly those with genetic disorders, is a very important privilege that requires training, dedication and a team approach. I feel, as many who trained under him that the late Ralph Feigin gave us a roadmap for what we do at Baylor and Texas Children's in navigating the… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280

Genetic Counselor Coordinator

Phone: 832-822-4280

Practice Administrator

Phone: 832-822-4265

Genetic Counselors

Phone: 832-822-4280
Rachel Franciskovich is a board certified genetic counselor in the department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.  She is involved in the care of individuals and families in the general genetics outpatient clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital, primarily in The Woodlands. … read more
Phone: 832-822-4280
Interests: Pediatric genetics Genetic counseling Skeletal dysplasias Certified Genetic Counselor, American Board of Genetic Counseling
Phone: 832-822-4280
Farah Ladha is a Pediatric Genetic Counselor in the Genetics Outpatient Clinic and in the Center for Genetic Disorders of Obesity Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her role involves clinical evaluations, coordination of genetic testing, and disclosure of results. She strives to provide… read more
Phone: 832-822-4317
Phone: 832-822-4280
Haley Streff is a certified genetic counselor in the department of Human and Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.  She cares for patients in the general genetics outpatient clinic at Texas Children's Hospital and also provides genetic counseling services for the plastic and… read more
Phone: 832-822-4280