Our Team

A team of devoted pediatric specialists in gastroenterology-hepatology-nutrition, pathology, radiology, surgery, rheumatology, psychology and social work provide individualized care, education and cutting-edge research to help patients and families manage the long-term aspects of the disease. The team also provides support for patients and families in dealing with difficult issues related to IBD and its symptoms, including bi-monthly Family Support Group meetings.

Gastroenterology-Hepatology-Nutrition

Clinical Interests: Dr. Ihekweazu’s clinical interests include general pediatric gastroenterology, with a primary focus on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Research Interests: Dr. Ihekweazu’s research focuses on the relationship between the gut microbiome and Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD),... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3131
Dr. Kellermayer is the director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). He is a devoted pediatric gastroenterologist striving for outstanding patient care with special interest in IBD (including Crohn's disease... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, Suite 250 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3131 (Main) | 832-227-1440 (West)
Lina B. Karam M.D is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist with clinical expertise in treatment of patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders and a special interest in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. She is the medical director of the capsule endoscopy program which is a state of the... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3131
As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I strive to not only provide great patient care but to also develop a relationship built on trust with my patients and their families. In order to treat a patient’s disease, I believe that it is necessary to address every aspect, from physical to psychological. I... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, Suite 250 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1440
Dr. Walsh is a dedicated pediatric gastroenterologist with a clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  She cares for children with a wide array of gastrointestinal difficulties.  Her focus is providing the highest quality of care through compassion,... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3131
Dr. Wyatt enjoys seeing children with a wide spectrum of GI illnesses including gastroesophageal reflux, constipation and functional disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.  She enjoys forming trusting relationships with patients and their families and appreciates that every child is different... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Orange Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7555

Pathology

Dr. Schady's research interests include solid tumors and diseases of the gastointestinal tract. She is board certified in pediatric pathology, and anatomic and clinical pathology.

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite AB1195 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-2250

Radiology

Dr. Masand is the Division Chief for Body and Cardiovascular imaging, in the department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Masand is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a certificate of added qualification in the field of Pediatric Radiology. He is an... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 470 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-7237
Dr. Sammer specializes in Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital and is primarily based at The Woodlands campus. She is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology with additional subspecialty certification (Certificate of Added Qualification) in Pediatric... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 470 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7400

Surgery

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

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3135
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

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 3rd Floor, Orange Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7333 (The Woodlands)
Dr. Lopez has experience in all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery, with special clinical interest in complex gastrointestinal surgery and endocrine surgery. Her research is focused on the design and implementation of surgical clinical trials, evidence-based practice guidelines, and... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: 3023 Kirby Dr. Suite 201 Houston, TX 77098 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3135
Dr. Rialon is a board-eligible pediatric surgeon that provides care in all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery.  Her interest in pediatric surgery began as a student at Harvard Medical School.  She completed her general surgery training at Duke University Hospital, and then a pediatric... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street - 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, 3rd Floor Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3135
Dr. Wesson has specialized expertise in the treatment of pediatric gastrointestinal disorders, especially inflammatory bowel disease. He has research interests in both the prevention of pediatric injury in the public health context and clinical treatment of childhood trauma. Dr. Wesson serves on... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3135

Rheumatology

As clinic chief of the Pediatric Rheumatology Center of Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. de Guzman has worked to redefine the elements of maintaining excellent, relevant and up-to-date care of children and adolescents with arthritis, lupus and lupus spectrum diseases, systemic vasculitis,... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1319
I am a pediatric rheumatologist with a Master's of Science Degree in Clinical Research whose activities include patient care, fellowship education, and clinical research. My research interests include neurologic manifestation of systemic autoimmune disorders (primarily SLE, APS, vasculitis, and... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1319
Dr. Lisa Forbes is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.  She is also the Medical Director for the Texas Children’s Center for Human Immunobiology.  Dr. Forbes specializes in treating... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1319
Dr. Vogel is a native of Southern California, where she played college basketball at Claremont McKenna College.  During her graduate studies in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago she worked on the development of CD8 T cell memory.  She subsequently completed a... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1319

Psychology

Dr. Czyzewski’s clinical interest center around the assessment and treatment of behavioral and psychological factors which impact physical symptoms or chronic illness.  She works closely with the healthcare providers in several pediatric subspecialties.  She participates on a research team... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin MC CC 1740.01 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3700 Return Appts./Other



Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3700 Return Appts./Other

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Coordinator



Address: 6701 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4024