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 addressing…
Phone: 832-227-1440 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)

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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…
Phone: 832-822-3131

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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…
Phone: 832-822-3131

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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…
Phone: 832-822-3131

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Dr. Chu believes that mutual trust and effective communication are two of the bedrock components of a good patient-provider relationship. He also believes that building strong collaborations with care providers within Texas Children’s Hospital and beyond is critical to fully leveraging the…
Phone: 936-267-7555

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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,…
Phone: 832-822-3131 (Main) | 832-227-1440 (Sugar Land)

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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…
Phone: 832-822-3131

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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…
Phone: 832-822-3131

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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…
Phone: 832-822-3131

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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…
Phone: 832-822-2778

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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…
Phone: 832-822-2778

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

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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…
Phone: 832-824-5800

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

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Neurology

Dr. Jarjour's clinical focus centers on Autonomic Dysfunction, Syncope, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, and Migraine.
Phone: 832-822-1750

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Anesthesiology/Chronic Pain Management

Phone: 832-824-5800 (Main Campus) | 832-227-0110 (West Campus)

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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…
Phone: 832-824-5800

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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…
Phone: 832-826-2135

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