Our Team

The liver transplant team at Texas Children’s Hospital is much more than just a surgical team. Our transplant coordinators work with surgeons, cardiologists, social workers, child life specialists, dietitians, pharmacists and physical and occupational therapists to give your child the best care possible.

Our liver transplant team treats the most challenging and rarest of cases giving every child the best chance for recovery.


Surgical Director

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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-355-1400

Medical Director

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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3131

Transplant Hepatologists

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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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.... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps 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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3131

Transplant Surgeons

A native Houstonian, Dr. Cotton graduated valedictorian from the Michael E. DeBakey High School of Health Professions in 1998 and summa cum laude from the University of Houston in 2002.  He completed his undergraduate medical studies as well as residency and fellowship training at Baylor College... Read more


Phone: 832-355-1400
N. Thao N. Galván, M.D., specializes in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplantations. After earning her B.S. from Emory University with highest honors, Dr. Galván completed her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine. During that time, she obtained her Master in Public... Read more


Phone: 832-355-1400
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-355-1400
Christine O'Mahony, MD, is assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. She specializes in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, hepatobiliary, and the surgical management of liver... Read more

Address: 1709 Dryden Ste. 1500 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1551



Phone: 832-822-1551

Transplant Advanced Practice Providers

My clinical interests include biliary atresia, liver transplant and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  I am also a co-investigator in numerous research trials in the areas of biliary atresia, cholestatic liver disease, NAFLD/NASH and liver transplant.  

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 , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200 Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3131 (Main) | 832-227-1440 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)
Marielle Faraone, PA-C