Our Team

At Texas Children’s, our team offers compassionate care in a setting created especially for children, from newborns to young adults. Our team of expert physicians uses the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to evaluate and treat patients for common to rare infections.

Chief of Service

Dr. Kaplan's research focuses on infections in children caused by Streptococcus pneumoniaeand Staphylococcus aureus including evaluating new antibiotics for children with infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Phone: 832-824-4330

Clinic Chief

Dr. Palazzi is Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Texas Children’s Hospital and a member the of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society’s Education Subcommittee of the Pediatric Committee on Antimicrobial Stewardship. In addition, she participates in the SHARPS (SHaring…
Phone: 832-824-4330

Clinic Physicians

View PubMed Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Claire+E.+Bocchini 
Phone: 832-824-4330
Dr. Campbell is a Clinician-Educator in the Section of Infectious Disease at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. She provides care for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of infectious diseases and teaches the full spectrum of learners from medical students to…
Phone: 832-824-4330
Dr. Cruz completed fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric infectious diseases, as well as an MPH in epidemiology with a focus on global health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is research chief for pediatric emergency medicine (PEM), focusing on advancing…
Phone: 832-824-5497
Dr. Demmler-Harrison focuses her research on medically important viral infections of the fetus, newborn, infant, and child, especially cytomegalovirus or CMV. She continues to conduct a prospective multidisciplinary study of the long-term effects of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection on…
Phone: 832-824-4330
My goal is to provide holistic and quality care to children, and be an ardent advocate for their physical and mental well-being as it relates to infectious diseases. I understand how stressful a child’s illness can be, hence listening to the family and the patient is key followed by a scientific…
Phone: 967-267-7123
I am committed to providing excellent and compassionate care for children and to communicating effectively with patients and their parents. Clinical Interests: Inpatient and outpatient care for children with proven or suspected infectious diseases. Research Interests: Bacterial infections in…
Phone: 832-824-4330
Dr. Healy is interested in the clinical practice of pediatric infectious diseases. She is also interested in preventing infections through immunization of all age groups. She is investigating the challenges in preventing severe pertussis in infants. She is examining the challenges in implementing…
Phone: 832-824-4330
Dr. Holzmann-Pazgal is focused on high quality, patient-centered care.  She is an advocate for patient safety and has interest and expertise in infection prevention and control. She provides care for children with infectious diseases in the inpatient and outpatient setting at TCH West Campus.…
Phone: 832-824-4330
Future advances in the field of infectious diseases will be based on an improved understanding of host-pathogen interactions. The host immune system can be viewed as a product of hematopoietic stem cells that reside in the bone marrow. My research is focused on how the composition of the immune…
Phone: 832-824-4330
Dr. Marquez cares for children with a range of infectious diseases both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She is currently the Associate Medical Director for Infection Control and Prevention at Texas Children’s Hospital and in this role addresses issues such as catheter-associated…
Phone: 832-824-4330
To provide the most evidence-based medical care while balancing the psychosocial needs of the child and family. Clinical Interests: I care for a wide range of children, both healthy and medically complex, with the spectrum of infectious diseases problems in both an inpatient and outpatient…
Phone: 832-824-4330
Dr. Palazzi is Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Texas Children’s Hospital and a member the of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society’s Education Subcommittee of the Pediatric Committee on Antimicrobial Stewardship. In addition, she participates in the SHARPS (SHaring…
Phone: 832-824-4330
I currently do not actively provide medical care to children. All my time is devoted to research, in particular, in the area of translational research in respiratory viruses. Clinical Interests: Pediatric infectious diseases Research Interests: I am a pediatric infectious disease specialist and…
Phone: 832-824-4330 | 713-798-5240
Dr. Starke is an internationally recognized expert in the management of childhood tuberculosis and mycobacteria infections. He has served as the Director of the Children's Tuberculosis Clinic for almost 30 years. He has participated in the writing of numerous clinical guidelines for the City of…
Phone: 832-824-4330
Dr. Vallejo is a member of the Section of Infectious Disease at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. He provides care for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of infectious diseases and teaches the full spectrum of learners from medical students to fellows as well…
Phone: 832-824-4330
Dr. Weatherhead is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric infectious diseases, internal medicine and adult infectious disease with a sub-specialty Certificate in Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health (cTropMed) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She is the Director of…
Phone: 832-824-4330

Physician Assistant

Clinical Interests: Evaluation and treatment of childhood tuberculosis. Research Interests: Evaluation and treatment of childhood tuberculosis
Phone: 832-822-1620

Practice Administrator

Phone: 832-822-4265