Our Team

Our team of board-certified pediatric physicians and surgeons is specially trained to work with the specific needs of children in a family-friendly environment.

Chief of Service

Dr. Coats is Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Cullen Eye Institute and Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Ophthalmology at Texas Children’s Hospital.  His medical degree was received from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1987, followed by internship in South... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Medical Arts Center I 17198 St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (The Woodlands) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)

Surgeons

As a parent, I understand how difficult it can be to take your child to the doctor.  My goal is to provide you with the best information possible so that we can plan together what the most appropriate treatment is for your child. Clinical Interests: Diseases of the eyelids:  ptosis, tumors,... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230
Dr. Bhatt's research interests are in the area of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). He is especially interested in the role of VEGF-inhibitors in the treatment of severe ROP. He serves as head of the Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ROP screening... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230
To provide safe and effective treatment while educating my patients and their families about their disease. To teach the next generation of ophthalmologists how to treat their patients not just their diseases. To participate in studies and critically evaluate new clinical methods and information... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 510 - Fifth Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230
Dr. Chilakapati graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors from Brown University. She earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Chilakapati completed her ophthalmology residency at Rush University... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Dr. Coats is Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Cullen Eye Institute and Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Ophthalmology at Texas Children’s Hospital.  His medical degree was received from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1987, followed by internship in South... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Medical Arts Center I 17198 St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (The Woodlands) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
Dr. Herce completed her undergraduate degree with High Honors at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honors society. She went on to complete an internship in... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Medical Arts Center I 17198 St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (The Woodlands) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Dr. Hussein currently serves as an ophthalmology instructor at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He has presented papers at many ophthalmology meetings and published numerous journal articles. A native of Radford, Va., he obtained his medical degree and MSc degree in... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 832-227-1600 (West)
Dr. Paysse's research interests are in the areas of refractive surgery for certain forms of amblyopia and retinopathy of prematurity. She is Principal Investigator and/or contributing investigator on numerous NIH-funded projects, including the Amblyopia Treatment Studies, Early Treatment for... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Medical Arts Center I 17198 St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (The Woodlands) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
As a board-certified, fellowship-trained, Ivy League-educated ophthalmologist, Dr. Ram has dedicated her career to helping children and adults improve their quality of life by improving their vision. Her rigorous training has allowed her to offer both surgical and non-surgical treatment options... Read more

Address: 8611 N Mopac Expy Austin, TX 78759 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 737-220-8200
Dr. Stout specializes in retina/macular and retinal vascular diseases. His current research projects include human gene and stem cell therapy for proliferative and inherited ocular disease, retinal disease genotype-phenotype correlation and intraocular angiogenesis. In 2008, Dr. Stout was named... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 5th Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230
Irene Tung, MD, is a native Houstonian and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rice University as a Rice Baylor Scholar. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed an internship in pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital and an ophthalmology residency at The Ohio... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street Fifth Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 S, 3rd floor The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-267-7400 (The Woodlands)
Dr. Kimberly Yen is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and has received the Heed Ophthalmic Fellow Award, the Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Evaluation, a Knight Templar... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Medical Arts Center I 17198 St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (The Woodlands)

Optometrists

Mary K. Kelinske, OD, is an Optometrist in the department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kelinske earned her Doctor of Optometry from University of Houston College of Optometry. Her extensive training includes a residency in neuro optometric Rehabilitation at University of... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, Suite WA 450 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - CyFair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230
Dr. Kelsie Morrison is a native Houstonian and is a pediatric optometrist in the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Morrison received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, Suite WA 450 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17600 I-45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 832-822-1600 (West) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair) | 936-267-7400 (The Woodlands)

Practice Administrator

Valdemar Garza, MHA



Sr. Certified Ophthalmic Technician (Team Lead)

Veronica Gonzalez, COA