Our Team

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


Surgical Director

Research interests include but are not limited to cerebral and myocardial protection during cardiac surgery; early extubation following congenital heart surgery. Minimally invasive procedures in congenital heart surgery. Advances in congenital heart surgery. Improving the outcomes following… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)

Transplant Surgeons

Dr. Adachi has written extensively regarding surgical, morphological, and physiological aspects of congenitally malformed hearts. His clinical and research interests also include pediatric heart failure and mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist device and total artificial… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)
I’m a board certified cardiac surgeon. I specialize in the surgical management of children and adults with congenital heart disease. Focusing on improving the outcomes and the length of hospital stay following congenital heart surgery. Clinical Interests: My main clinical interests include the… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030
Research interests include but are not limited to cerebral and myocardial protection during cardiac surgery; early extubation following congenital heart surgery. Minimally invasive procedures in congenital heart surgery. Advances in congenital heart surgery. Improving the outcomes following… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)

Medical Director

Dr. Melicoff received her M.D. degree from TEC de Monterrey in 2003. She did a post-doctoral fellowship on basic science until she entered her intership in Pediatrics in 2007. She trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Melicoff has worked with the… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300

Pulmonologists

Dr. Das serves as director of the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia center at Texas Children's Hospital, in collaboration with physicians from other specialties.  PCD is a rare lung disease that causes recurrent lung and sinus infections.  He also cares for patients with complex airway disorders,… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Dr. Gazzaneo's primary clinical interests are pediatric lung transplantation and pediatric critical care conditions. Her research interests include VV-ECMO as a bridge to lung transplant, nutritional support after lung transplantation and acute and chronic kidney disease post-lung transplant. She… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300
Creating a partnership with my patient’s families is the foundation of my philosophy of care. Additionally, a team approach is essential to the care of patients with complex medical issues and lung disease. Working closely together with a multidisciplinary team is very important to me. It is an… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300

Transplant Advanced Practice Providers

I care for patients both pre and post lung transplant while inpatient, as well as conduct follow-up visits in the outpatient clinic. Lung transplant is a lifelong commitment and I strive to give my patients the best quality of life possible. I not only engage with the patient in their care, but… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300
Anna Schrader, MSPAS, PA-C works with the multidisciplinary Lung Transplant Team to help meet the demands of these complex patients. Her responsibilities include evaluating new patient referrals, as well as inpatient and outpatient care of patients before and after transplant.   Anna received her… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300