Our Team

Pathologist-in-Chief

Dr. Versalovic serves as Pathologist-In-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and Director of Texas Children’s Microbiome Center. He is the Milton J. Finegold Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine.  He also is Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics,… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710

Chief, Division of Anatomic Pathology

As a pediatric pathologist, I strive to provide timely and accurate diagnostic services for our pediatric patients as well as our maternal/fetal patient population. In this vein, I also value being in close communication with my clinical colleagues regarding care provided by pathology on behalf of… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250

Chief, Division of Community Pathology

Research Interests: Dr. McKay’s prior experience includes a broad practice of anatomic pathology including pediatric surgical pathology, perinatal autopsy and placental pathology. Her ongoing research focuses on placental characteristics in cases of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and the diagnosis/… read more
Phone: 936-267-5200

Chief, Division of Genomic Medicine

Dr. Dolores López-Terrada and the members of the Division of Genomic Medicine are dedicated to provide Molecular and Genomic Pathology, state-of-the-art diagnostic services for children and their families. The main goals of the Division are to advance patient care through technology and innovation… read more
Phone: 832-824-1288

Chief, Division of Discovery

Dr. Versalovic serves as Pathologist-In-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and Director of Texas Children’s Microbiome Center. He is the Milton J. Finegold Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine.  He also is Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics,… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710

Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Singh serves as Chief of Laboratory Medicine, and Chief of Pathology Informatics at Texas Children’s Hospital, and as tenured Professor of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Program Director for the Clinical Informatics fellowship. Dr. Singh completed her M.D.… read more
Phone: 832-824-5152

Chief, Division of Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation

Dr. Teruya has extensive experience and expertise in patients with bleeding and thrombosis, pheresis procedures, and blood component therapy. He was an adult hematologist in Japan, and trained in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine/Coagulation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard… read more
Phone: 832-824-5850

Chief, Division of Pathology Informatics

Dr. Singh serves as Chief of Laboratory Medicine, and Chief of Pathology Informatics at Texas Children’s Hospital, and as tenured Professor of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Program Director for the Clinical Informatics fellowship. Dr. Singh completed her M.D.… read more
Phone: 832-824-5152

Director, Global Pathology

Dr. Adesina's primary interest is in the clinical and molecular genetics of pediatric brain tumors with special interest in medulloblastoma. He is involved in ongoing collaborative studies with the pediatric brain tumor group of the Hematology/Oncology division. He is also a collaborator with… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250

Director, Quality and Safety

Dr. Andrea Marcogliese is interested in pediatric hematologic malignancies and hematologic disorders. She is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and in Hematology. Her clinical interests include: the diagnoisis of hematolymphoid disorders using… read more
Phone: 832-824-5152

Director, Pathology Administration

Aaron has held several technical and leadership positions in Pathology since joining Texas Children’s Hospital in 2004. Prior to the Director role, he served as Assistant Director for the General Laboratory and Outpatient Laboratories for 11 years and as Technical Supervisor of Coagulation. Aaron… read more
Phone: 832-824-5180

Director, Hematology & Flow Cytometry

Dr. Curry Choladda provides clinical expertise in pathologic examination of blood, bone marrow, and tissue samples of children with suspected hematopoietic disorders including leukemias, lymphomas, and bone marrow failure syndromes. Her primary research focus is immunophenotypic characteristics of… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250

Specialist, Residency and Fellowship Programs

Rosario Guzman
Phone: 832-824-1864

Pathology Faculty

Dr. Adesina's primary interest is in the clinical and molecular genetics of pediatric brain tumors with special interest in medulloblastoma. He is involved in ongoing collaborative studies with the pediatric brain tumor group of the Hematology/Oncology division. He is also a collaborator with… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
I treat every specimen as if it was from someone that is near and dear to you. Clinical Interests: Pediatric Pathology Research Interests: Pediatric pathology, tissue banking, bioinformatics and resident education
Phone: 832-824-2250
I am committed to providing excellent clinical care for children in the Greater Houston area and to furthering the academic mission of Baylor College of Medicine through teaching and original scholarship.  Clinical Interests: I am a pediatric community pathologist. My clinical interests encompass… read more
Phone: 936-267-5200
I treat each patient as a unique individual with an important story. Clinical Interests: Neuropathology, autopsy pathology, and general pediatric pathology Research Interests: Autopsy: Sudden Unexpected Infant Death / Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood, academic and forensic collaboration,… read more
Phone: 832-824-8257
As a pediatric pathologist, I strive to provide timely and accurate diagnostic services for our pediatric patients as well as our maternal/fetal patient population. In this vein, I also value being in close communication with my clinical colleagues regarding care provided by pathology on behalf of… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
My goal as a pathology informatician is to serves as a liaison between pathologists, administrators, and technologists (laboratory information systems analysts, data analysts, and researchers) by communicating the pathologists’ needs to the technical experts and the technical solution possibilities… read more
Phone: 832-824-5105
Dr.Castro's primary interest is in the clinical and molecularpathology of pediatric neoplasia, with a particular interest in liver tumors, and in fetal and placental pathology including infectious diseases and malformations.She is involved in ongoing collaborative studies with Drs. Popek and… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
Dr. Curry Choladda provides clinical expertise in pathologic examination of blood, bone marrow, and tissue samples of children with suspected hematopoietic disorders including leukemias, lymphomas, and bone marrow failure syndromes. Her primary research focus is immunophenotypic characteristics of… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
Dr. Devaraj’s major research interests are atherosclerosis, inflammation, oxidative stress, antioxidants and diabetes and nutritional modulation of risk factors for heart disease.  She is a Board certified clinical chemist. Her focus has been on investigating molecular and biochemical pathways… read more
Phone: 832-824-5152
Dr. Dunn's research interests include the development and implementation of clinical molecular diagnostic assays for viral and bacterial infectious diseases.  He has largely focused on testing for clinical syndromes involving the respiratory tract, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal tract… read more
Phone: 832-824-5152
Dr. Elghetany has been studying the expression of the p53, p21 waf, WT-1, caspase-3, survivin, and Ki 67 in inherited and acquired bone marrow failure syndromes in an attempt to gain insight into the mechanism of cytopenias. Also, he is investigating the possible use of expression patterns to help… read more
Phone: 832-824-5152
I always do my best to provide the best clinical molecular genetic diagnostic services possible. Clinical Interests: My clinical interests mainly involve in the development and implantation of molecular genetic diagnosis of inherited human diseases, especially cardiovascular disorders using… read more
Phone: 832-824-4155
Dr. Fisher's research interests encompass molecular oncology and focus namely on the application of genomic technologies to the diagnosis and management of pediatric solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. His clinical interests focus on the development and implementation of combined targeted… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
Phone: 832-824-2250
Dr. Garnett is a biochemist and board-certified clinical chemist. She is specialized in pediatric and maternal-fetal clinical chemistry, and is interested in the development and utilization of novel laboratory methods that serve these patient populations. She is interested in providing high-quality… read more
Phone: 832-824-3979
Dr. Julie Gastier-Foster has more than 20 years' experience directing a clinical genetics laboratory. She believes that high quality laboratory testing is critical to optimal patient diagnosis, care, and outcomes. Dr. Gastier-Foster's role as the Director of Laboratory and Pathology for Global… read more
Phone: 832-822-3173
Dr. Haag's research focuses on using mass spectrometry to understand metabolic mechanisms in the human microbiome, particularly those associated with IBS and C. difficile infection. This also involves the development of diagnostic tests for IBS in children. Other areas of interest include using… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710
Research Interests: Dr. Hensch is a member of the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation.  Her primary research interests include developing evidence-based strategies for safe transfusion in the pediatric patient population.  She is also actively involved in several research projects… read more
Phone: 832-824-5850
Dr. John Hicks has several areas of interest and collaborates with several NIH-funded Principal Investigators. Currently, he is collaborating on an NIH Director's Challenge grant on the molecular basis of osteosarcoma, NIH-K08, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grants on the molecular basis of… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
Research Interests: Dr Horvath’s efforts are keenly focused on the development of bioanalytical methods to measure endogenous and exogenous small-molecules and proteins from an assortment of biological fluids and tissue extracts. As a member of the TCH-Microbiome Center, he applies LC-MS/MS-based… read more
Phone: 832-824-0904
Dr. Hui specializes in transfusion medicine and coagulation. He covers the blood bank and coagulation services and serves as a consultant for the apheresis service. Dr. Hui's scope of clinical services is a direct reflection of his research interest in congenital and acquired bleeding disorders… read more
Phone: 832-824-5850
Dr. Issaq’s main interests are hematopathology and molecular pathology. She is involved in a collaborative study regarding molecular etiology of relapsed hematologic malignancy including leukemia and lymphoma.  In addition, she is also involved in collaborative a study regarding molecular etiology… read more
Phone: 832-227-1684
Dr. Kearney's main clinical and research interests are centered around pediatric cardiovascular disease, particularly congenital heart malformations, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis and transplant pathology. For many years she has been actively involved in integrating cardiac pathology in the… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
As a perinatal and pediatric pathologist, I am interested in providing meaningful information to families during challenging periods of their lives, such as the diagnosis of a child with a chronic illness or the loss of an infant. Furthermore, I have a strong interest in medical education, and I… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
Mr. Kinnear’s research interests are in the fields of laboratory practices and processes to elevate patient care; specifically, frozen sections, fine needle aspiration, and autopsy functions and methodology.  He has additional research interest in the field of congenital cardiac morphology.  Mr.… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
Research Interests: Dr. Kostousov's primary research interests are hemostasis interaction and regulation; prediction of bleeding or thrombosis with laboratory markers in different clinical situations and diseases; monitoring of drugs that interfere with hemostasis (antiplatelets, anticoagulants,… read more
Phone: 832-824-3417
Research Statement: The major goal of Lacorazza’s lab is to better understand the molecular control of normal and malignant hematopoiesis. Lacorazza’s lab studies genes that control the balance between quiescence, a non-proliferative state poised to re-enter the cell cycle, self-renewal, and… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710
Dr. Dolores López-Terrada and the members of the Division of Genomic Medicine are dedicated to provide Molecular and Genomic Pathology, state-of-the-art diagnostic services for children and their families. The main goals of the Division are to advance patient care through technology and innovation… read more
Phone: 832-824-1288
Dr. Luna focuses on research and development of real-time PCR and next generation sequencing technologies for application in microbial metagenomics. Dr. Luna holds an interest in clinical study design as well as correlation of shifts in the microbiome with changes in disease state. She is also… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710
Dr. Andrea Marcogliese is interested in pediatric hematologic malignancies and hematologic disorders. She is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and in Hematology. Her clinical interests include: the diagnoisis of hematolymphoid disorders using… read more
Phone: 832-824-5152
Research Interests: Dr. McKay’s prior experience includes a broad practice of anatomic pathology including pediatric surgical pathology, perinatal autopsy and placental pathology. Her ongoing research focuses on placental characteristics in cases of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and the diagnosis/… read more
Phone: 936-267-5200
Dr. Mohila is interested in the biology of pediatric diseases that affect the nervous sytem including brain tumors, epilepsyand neuromuscular disorders.She is board certified in neuropathology, and anatomic and clinical pathology.
Phone: 832-824-2250
Dr. Navaei is a board certified pediatric intensivist. He has a special interest in management of children requiring extra-corporeal life support technologies. He is also board certified in Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation and serves as a consultant for transfusion support and management of… read more
Phone: 832-824-5850
Clinical and Research Interests: Dr. Niles is board certified in pediatric infectious disease and medical microbiology. Dr. Niles has an interest in diagnostic stewardship and rapid diagnostics. His research has focused on the clinical impact of advanced diagnostics tests in the clinical… read more
Phone: 832-824-1873
Dr. Oezguen is interested in the structural aspects of protein function, protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. His expertise includes sequence analysis, homology modeling, molecular dynamic simulations and docking. He is also interested in visual analytics approaches and the application… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710
Dr. Patel’s clinical interest is in the pediatric solid tumors and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, particularly liver. She plans to pursue her research in the field of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome.
Phone: 832-824-2250
Research Interests: Dr. Patil specializes in gynecologic-obstetric pathology and oncologic surgical pathology. His research interests include HPV-associated neoplasms of the anogenital organs. He is also interested in the application of biomarkers to better predict behavior of endometrial cancers… read more
Phone: 832-824-2250
Dr. Punia's primary interest is in hematopathology and molecular aspects of hematopathology including leukemias and lymphomas. She is board certified in molecular genetic pathology, hematology, and anatomic and clinical pathology.
Phone: 832-824-5152
Dr. Quintanilla is in a research collaboration with the allergy and immunology clinic to study the seasonal variation ofeosinophilic esophagitis. She is board certified in pediatric pathology and cytopathology.
Phone: 832-824-2250
Dr. Angshumoy Roy's clinical interests encompass the application of molecular genetic and genomic technologies in the diagnosis of cancer and in the identification and development of biomarkers that predict chemoresistance. His research interests involve exploring the genomics and epigenomics of… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710
Dr. Savidge is interested in studying neuroimmune-microbial interactions in the gastrointestinal tract using a range of techniques that include computational and structural biology, global metabolomics and proteomics, realtime molecular interactions, cell culture and humanized disease models. These… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710
Dr. Schady's research interests include solid tumors and diseases of the gastointestinal tract. She is board certified in pediatric pathology, and anatomic and clinical pathology.
Phone: 832-824-2250
Dr. Sillitoe is interested in understanding how neural circuits are formed. His primary focus is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that determine circuit assembly in the motor system. Diseases of interest include ataxia, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710
Dr. Singh serves as Chief of Laboratory Medicine, and Chief of Pathology Informatics at Texas Children’s Hospital, and as tenured Professor of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Program Director for the Clinical Informatics fellowship. Dr. Singh completed her M.D.… read more
Phone: 832-824-5152
Dr. Spinler is interested in microbial genetics and genomics within the context of the Texas Children’s Microbiome Center.  Her efforts are focused on characterizing the molecular mechanisms employed by probiotic bacteria to enhance human health and immunity within the gastrointestinal tract.… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710
Dr. Teruya has extensive experience and expertise in patients with bleeding and thrombosis, pheresis procedures, and blood component therapy. He was an adult hematologist in Japan, and trained in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine/Coagulation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard… read more
Phone: 832-824-5850
Clinical Interests: Yen is interested in pediatric malignancies and laboratory processes, specifically frozen sections. She is also interested in brain tumors and epilepsy.
Phone: 832-824-2250
Dr. Versalovic serves as Pathologist-In-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and Director of Texas Children’s Microbiome Center. He is the Milton J. Finegold Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine.  He also is Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics,… read more
Phone: 832-824-3710
Research Interests: Dr. Wu is interested in studying host-microbiome interactions with a focus on neurotransmitter metabolism of human gut microbiome in the context of gastrointestinal diseases. He also investigates the potential of gut microbiome features implemented in machine learning models… read more
Phone: 832-824-3472