Our Team

Transplant Surgeons

John Goss, MD, FACS, is professor of surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of the division of Abdominal Transplantation. He specializes in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, and surgical management of liver…
Phone: 832-355-1400
Phone: 832-822-1551

Liver ICU (LICU) Intensivists

Dr. Desai is interested in the molecular mechanisms of cardiac dysfunction in cirrhotic liver diseases. Along with his mentor, Dr. Saul Karpen, he has shown a new form of cardiomyopathy in infants and children with end stage cirrhotic liver disease secondary to biliary atresia and have shown that…
Phone: 832-826-6230
As an intensivist, I am focused on providing excellent care to all patients, and helping families cope with the stress of having an ill child. I treat all patients as how I would like my family members to be treated, with respect and patience. I welcome family members to our rounds in order to…
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Nguyen's research interest is focused on coagulopathy in critically ill children. He is currently under the mentorship of Dr. Miguel Cruz in the Thrombosis Research Section at the Baylor College of Medicine. In the lab, Dr. Nguyen is investigating whether ADAMTS-13 and von Willebrand factors…
Phone: 832-826-6230
Areas of Clinical & Research Interest:  1.    Pediatric liver failure and liver transplantation 2.    Traumatic brain injury  3.    Utilization of advanced practice providers in a critical care setting 4.    Quality improvement
Phone: 832-826-5600
The intensive care unit gives me an opportunity to do what I am passionate about with the utmost priority of providing absolute best care to all critically ill children with integrity and compassion and to foster a continuous desire for excellence and intellectual curiosity in all team members.…
Phone: 832-826-6230

Hepatologists

Dr. Banc-Husu is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics within the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a Transplant Hepatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. She cares for infants and children with liver transplants and…
Phone: 832-822-3131
Dr. Fishman is the Director of GI Endoscopy and Therapeutic Endoscopy and is active in the study of pancreaticobiliary disease in children. He is the medical director of the Pancreaticobilary Program (PBP) and Polyposis Program. Current studies include evaluation of children with gallstones and…
Phone: 832-822-3131
I am a pediatric gastroenterologist with special interests in neonatal cholestasis (abnormal jaundice in newborns and infants), genetic causes of liver disease such as progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis and Wilson disease, liver transplantation, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Our…
Phone: 832-822-3131
Dr. Hertel's clinical and research expertise focus on pediatric liver disease.  In her clinic, she cares for infants and children of all ages with liver transplants and with liver diseases including biliary atresia, idiopathic neonatal hepatitis, progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC…
Phone: 832-822-3131
Dr. Daniel H. Leung is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine where he serves as Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplant Medicine and the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Program at Texas…
Phone: 832-822-3131
Dr. Mysore’s clinical and research interests are in pediatric liver diseases and transplantation. She actively collaborates with divisions of Immunology and Infectious disease at Texas Children’s Hospital to study Immune mechanisms in liver transplantation. Her laboratory research is in T cell…
Phone: 832-822-3131
Clinical Interests: General Pediatric Gastroenterology Liver Disease   Research Interests: Dr. Tessier has an interest in enterohepatic circulation and the impact of the gut microbiome on hepatic health and vise-versa. She hopes to expand our knowledge of the gut microbiome and metabolome in…
Phone: 832-822-3131

Extracorporeal Liver Support (ELS) and Apheresis

Clinical Interests: • Intensive Care Nephrology • Acute kidney injury • Acute liver failure / MARS (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System) Research Interests: • CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy) • Nutrition on acute dialysis • Cardiorenal syndrome • Hepatorenal syndrome
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Srivaths is committed to providing excellent patient and family centered general nephrology care to the communities in and around Houston. His clinical expertise extends to all forms of renal disease both congenital and acquired. He manages a multi-disciplinary pheresis program that provides…
Phone: 832-824-3800

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy and Dialysis

Dr. Braun is dedicated to providing outstanding clinic care in the context of innovative clinical and translational research. His clinical interests include membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, disorders of complement proteins, renal transplantation, disease recurrence in renal transplantation…
Phone: 832-824-3800
Dr. Swartz provides care for children with all types of kidney disease and conditions including chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis, transplantation, renal failure from other diseases, nephrotic syndrome, kidney and urinary anomalies, and hypertension. As Medical Director of…
Phone: 832-824-3800

Transfusion Medicine

Dr. Teruya has extensive experience and expertise in patients with bleeding and thrombosis, pheresis procedures, and blood component therapy. He was an adult hematologist in Japan, and trained in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine/Coagulation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard…
Phone: 832-824-5850
Dr. Hui specializes in transfusion medicine and coagulation. He covers the blood bank and coagulation services and serves as a consultant for the apheresis service. Dr. Hui's scope of clinical services is a direct reflection of his research interest in congenital and acquired bleeding disorders…
Phone: 832-824-5850

Infectious Disease and Immunology

Phone: 832-824-4330
Sarah K Nicholas, MD is an assistant professor of pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology clinic chief at Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Biology and received her medical degree from George Washington University. She…
Phone: 832-824-1319

Anesthesiologists

Dr. Stayer's interests include ventilation issues with children undergoing general anesthesia and in the design of anesthesia delivery systems to optimize mechanical ventilation. His other area of research interest regards the risk of anesthesia to the developing brain and methods to optimize the…
Phone: 832-824-5800
The motivation and fulfillment of performing at the prime level generates an incredible effect of growth as a person. The reflection generated by evaluating your performance including errors and gains, with colleagues, fellow anesthesiologist and students help all the members of the team become…
Phone: 832-824-5800

Interventional Radiologists

Dr. Kukreja is Clinical Associate Professor Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in pediatric radiology and interventional radiology. Dr. Kukreja is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ…
Phone: 832-824-7237
Dr. Hernandez has been a member of the Medical Staff of Texas Children's Hospital since 2006. His clinical interests include vascular and non-vascular procedures performed with imaging guidance. He has a special interest in GI, GU and vascular access procedures. Academically, Dr. Hernandez has…
Phone: 832-824-7237

Nutritionists, Pharmacists, Social Workers and Transplant Co-coordinators

Stacy Beer, MPH, RD, LD