Our Team

Service With Heart
The International and Destination Medicine team works on behalf of our international patients and in support of our efforts to improve pediatric medicine around the world.

International and Destination Medicine Team

The International and Destination Medicine team is comprised of a diverse group of professionals experienced in managing the needs of international patients and ensuring optimal outcomes that address quality, service, and patient and family satisfaction. All members of our team are well versed in cultural complexities and sensitivities, and can help families to navigate through their healthcare needs while at Texas Children’s. 



Paola Álvarez-Malo
Vice President

Joann Lee

Iman Shebaro
Assistant Director

Medical Team

Armando G. Correa, MD
Medical Director, International and Destination Medicine

Brittany Walters
Clinical Nurse Coordinator

International Business Development Specialist

Claudia Flores Smith

International and Destination Medicine Coordinators

Our International Patient Coordinators assist international patients at all stages of their health care experience while at Texas Children’s Hospital or at the Pavilion for Women. Coordinators are here to assist the patient and family in managing their needs from the time of the initial request, through receiving care, to the completion of care and the continuation of subsequent recommended treatments in their home country.

Sabah Abdouh

Consuelo Aldaco

Olga Arroyo

Sandra Fattal

Tara Hammoudi

Laura Hartaway

Areej Jumaah

Lily Martinez

Julia Barreda Wong

Rana Zabalawi

International Intake Coordinator

Youssef Hrar

Arabic Interpreters

At Texas Children's, Language Services provides assistance throughout the patient's stay. Interpreter services are available 24/7 to help patients and families communicate with caregivers in the language with which they are most comfortable.

Sandra Yacoub

Dalya Abou Elwafa

International Financial Counselor

Lance Maxwell

Administrative Assistant

Alexandra Maldonado