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
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. Finegold has three major interests. The first is liver tumors in children. He has been the pathologist reviewer for the Children's Oncology Group since 1986. Grant support has been obtained from the Cancer Prevention Research Initiative of Texas for an inter-institutional and interdisciplinary... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite AB1195 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-0042
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

I am the Division Chief of Cardiac Imaging in the Pediatric Radiology Department at Texas Children's Hospital. I love Pediatric Radiology because I have the rare opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child. I have always been passionate about advanced MR Imaging and my expertise and... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 470 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-7237
Dr. Orth is the Division Chief of Body and Nuclear Radiology. He is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology. His clinical and research interests include pediatric musculoskeletal, genitourinary, and... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 470 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-7237

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: Cy-Fair Health Center 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. 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

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 9th 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. Ramirez enjoys caring for children of all ages with varied rheumatic illnesses including: SLE, JIA, Scleroderma, Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Kawasaki Disease, and other inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Dr Ramirez' vision is centered on providing individualized care using evidence based medicine... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1319
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 an internal medicine and pediatric doctor who choose to specialized in pediatric rheumatology at Texas Children’s Hospital. During my training I have great exposure to simple and very difficult to treat rheumatic diseases. I am a very strong clinician who values a good conversation with your... Read more

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

Psychology




Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3750 Return Appts./Other


Address: 6621 Fannin MC CC 1740.01 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3750 Return Appts./Other
Dr. Axelrad's research and clinical interests primarily center on treatment of disruptive behaviors in preschoolers. She coordinates a research study examining the short- and long-term effectiveness of a brief parenting intervention on reducing problem behaviors across settings. Dr. Axelrad also... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Duran is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Section within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She is especially passionate about the evaluation and treatment of disruptive behaviors of preschoolers among community and medically complex populations... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700