Our Team

 

 

Clinical Team

I believe that providing exceptional care to children is a great privilege. Children should feel involved in their care and as such leaving a lasting positive impression on the children I care for is of utmost importance.  As a strong advocate of the mind- body connection, I believe that... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, Suite 250 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200 Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-227-1440 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)
Dr. Balakrishnan is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics within the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and an Attending physician at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr Balakrishnan’s area of focused interest is in... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3131
During my training in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology it became apparent that the areas of childhood functional gastrointestinal disorders and childhood motility disorders were both clinically and scientifically underserved.  I was struck by how common these disorders (such as chronic... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3131
Dr. Chiou is a pediatric gastroenterologist with a clinical focus on Neurogastroenterology and Functional GI Disorders. The current focus of Dr. Chiou’s research is on disorders of esophageal motility in children, including conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).  Despite the... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3131
I believe that mutual trust and effective communication are two of the bedrock components of a good patient-provider relationship. I also believe that building strong collaborations with care providers within Texas Children’s Hospital and beyond is critical to fully leveraging the resources of our... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 Interstate-45 South, 5th Floor, Orange Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7555
Caroyl Gilbert obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing from Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas.  She went on to obtain her BSN and MSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing.  She has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Gastroenterology,... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200 Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3131 (Main) | 832-227-1440 (Sugar Land)

Research Team

Dr. John Hollier is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist with broad clinical interests including failure to thrive, constipation, celiac disease, and functional abdominal pain.   Dr. Hollier’s research focuses on innovative delivery methods to treat pediatric patients with functional abdominal pain... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3131
Dr. Preidis’s goal is to provide the highest quality of compassionate patient care by leveraging the latest advances in gastroenterological, liver, nutritional, and microbiome research.  Clinical Interests: Geoffrey A. Preidis, M.D., Ph.D. is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist with basic research... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3131
The excitement I get from being a physician is that I have the opportunity to do the three things I love the most in my professional life. There is the opportunity to take care of kids and help them get better to the best of my ability. Through carrying out research there is the possibility of... Read more

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

Pediatric Surgery: Esophageal and Colorectal Program

Dr. Timothy Lee is a co-director of the Fetal Center and director of the Colorectal and Pelvic Health Program. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in 2001, continued at BCM to pursue his residency in general surgery and completed his fellowship in pediatric surgery... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3135
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... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street - 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, 3rd Floor Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-3135

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... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin MC CC 1740.01 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3700 Return Appts./Other
Dr. Kao works closely with patients and families and a multidisciplinary team of clinicians to address pain coping. With such an intimate connection between mind and body, pain can affect many aspects of life, including school, sleep, family, and friends. Dr. Kao works with patients and parents to... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street, 16th Floor 16th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-824-5800



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

Neurology

Dr. Jarjour's clinical focus centers on Autonomic Dysfunction, Syncope, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, and Migraine.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-822-1750

Anesthesiology/Chronic Pain Management



Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite A3300 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-824-5800
Dr. Torres is interested in all clinical aspects of pediatric anesthesia cases, particularly neonatal and fetal anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia (particularly fetal interventional procedures), and all pediatric anesthesia cases scheduled in Remote anesthesia sites. Additionally, Dr. Torres focuses... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite A3300 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-824-5800

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Simone Romero is a native Houstonian, who received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and her doctorate of physical therapy from Saint Louis University in Missouri. Through her schooling and her internships, she developed a passion for treating the whole patient and empowering them... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Pavilion for Women 6651 Main Street, 3rd Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 832-826-2135