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Texas Children’s Hospital Neurosurgery is a national and international destination for world class, innovative, high quality, and attentive neurologic care for children. We train the future leaders in pediatric neurosurgery, and we investigate neurologic conditions for which we have unique insight... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950

Clinic Physicians



Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
Dr. Dauser has a clinical interest in the treatment of Moya Moya disease in children and has developed a surgical procedure for these types of patients. He is also conducting research aimed at reducing glial scarring in chronic spinal cord injury.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
Treat every patient and family like they are part of your own.” – Dr. Kelley believes it is a privilege to care for children and focuses on developing personalized treatment plans for patients and their families.  With a primary focus on spinal conditions, Dr. Kelley works in collaboration with... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
Dr. Lam feels it is a privilege to take care of children and their families. She strives to make sure children have the highest quality care at TCH, and to give families the peace of mind that the Neurosurgery team is there for them every step of the way. Dr. Lam's research interests dovetail with... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
We take care of sick kids with multiple conditions tumors, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, vascular malformations, congenital malformations in a privileged site as it is Texas Children’s Hospital. The excellence in care is not an option but a commitment to every patient.  Clinical Interests: Dr. Aldave... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
Texas Children’s Hospital Neurosurgery is a national and international destination for world class, innovative, high quality, and attentive neurologic care for children. We train the future leaders in pediatric neurosurgery, and we investigate neurologic conditions for which we have unique insight... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950


Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950

Advanced Practice Providers

Brandy Berger is a pediatric nurse practitioner with the Department of Neurosurgery at Texas Children's Hospital. Her nursing career began at Texas Children's in 2005, holding positions on the general surgery/orthopedics unit, neuro/neurosurgery unit, and pediatric intensive care unit. She... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
Natalie has worked at Texas Children’s Hospital since 2009 where she started as a graduate nurse on the Neurology/Neurosurgery Inpatient Unit. She was honored to be the first recipient of the Inaugural Nursing Excellence Award as Nurse Preceptor of the Year in 2013. Natalie enjoyed caring for... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
Heidi Kerns is a NP in the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, her bedside nursing career was always with acutely ill ICU patients, including: CV-ICU, Neuro-ICU, and General Med-Surg/Trauma ICU. She obtained her CCRN, CNRN, and TNCC certifications while... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
I believe that patients should be treated the way you would want your child or family member to be treated.  Listening can sometimes be the most important medicine we can offer when our patients or families are dealing with a difficult diagnosis. Children have a different way of looking at life.  ... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
Amee Moreno is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Texas Children's Hospital.  She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2006 and began her career as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Texas... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950



Lucia Ruggieri is a physician assistant within the Division of Neurosurgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. Lucia received her undergraduate bachelor’s degree at Skidmore College in Integrative Biology and Dance. Lucia went on to receive her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950

Clinic Nurses

Alison Brayton, RN



Sharon Heddles, RN



Andrea Hodge, RN



Patsy Jones, RN



Practice Administrator

Lorraine Cogan, MSW



Research Analysts

Eric Sanchez



Kristen Staggers



Health Economics Researcher

Iwen Elaine Pan, PhD



Data Manager

Jennifer Hu



Medical Illustrator

Katherine Relyea, MS, CMI



Administrative Coordinators

Georgina Cedillo



Yolanda Maldonado



Joselin Martinez



Sandra Williams