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),…
Phone: 832-822-3131

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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…
Phone: 832-822-3131 (Main) | 832-227-1440 (West)

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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…
Phone: 832-822-3131

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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…
Phone: 832-227-1440

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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,…
Phone: 832-822-3131

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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…
Phone: 936-267-7555

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Immunology

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…
Phone: 832-824-1319

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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.
Phone: 832-824-2250

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

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

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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…
Phone: 832-824-7237

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Dr. Sammer’s goal is to positively improve quality of care and outcomes for patients. As a pediatric imager, ensuring children have equal access to high quality medical imaging is paramount. To accomplish, Dr. Sammer emphasizes data driven processes to bring cutting edge technology into clinical…
Phone: 936-267-7400

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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, scleroderma…
Phone: 832-824-1319

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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…
Phone: 832-824-1319

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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…
Phone: 832-824-1319

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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…
Phone: 832-822-2778

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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…
Phone: 936-267-7333 (The Woodlands)

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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…
Phone: 832-822-2778

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Coordinator

Ilaria has a wealth of nursing experience, having practiced for 13+ years. She has worked as a medical-surgical nurse, a nurse surveyor of home health agencies, a pediatric dialysis nurse, and a certified wound care specialist. Ilaria has been with the Texas Children’s Hospital Gastroenterology,…
Phone: 832-822-4024

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