Our Team

Chief of Service

I am dedicated to improving the outcomes for critically ill children through providing an excellent clinical service, academic research, and through education of our own clinicians and also of our neighbors and external stakeholders. My personal research interests lie in the fields of... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Medical Director, PCU

Dr. Roy's academic interests focus on the intersection of quality improvement, education, and evidence based medicine. Through administrative projects, educational programs, and research in these areas he is attempting to find new ways of improving patient safety , educating medical providers, and... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Medical Director, Quality

As Medical Director of Quality, Dr. Williams is interested in applying principles of high reliability to the intensive care unit environments of Texas Children's hospital to prevent harm, discover problems, and work collaboratively toward solutions. In addition he is a proponent of maximizing... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Medical Director, PICU

In addition to providing clinical care, I am committed to finding ways to evaluate new technology for use in the intensive care unit. Specifically, I am interested in extracorporeal life support and potential therapies and diagnostic devices that might improve the care of children on ECMO. I am... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Medical Director, CVICU



Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Medical Director, Critical Care

As the ICU is a difficult time for patients and their families, I believe it is important to understand the goals and priorities of critical ill patients and their families. This way, we can work towards those goals as a comprehensive interdisciplinary team.    Clinical Interests: Cardiovascular... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Medical Director, West Campus PICU

Dr. Pesek's clinical interests include recognition and treatment of children with severe traumatic brain injury and the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome.  His role as medical director also gives him the opportunity to improve the quality of care provided in the PICU by... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WC276 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-3250

Medical Director, Fellowship

Dr. Tcharmtchi is the program director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program. His main focus is on the education of fellows in six core competencies mandated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Education (ACGME). He is in the process of developing a three-year,... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Medical Director, Research

Dr. Coss Bu's research activities includes the measurement of energy requirements in critically ill children on ventilator support to provide customized nutritional plans in order to minimize the effects of critical illness on the development of malnutrition. He is studying critically ill children... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Medical Director, Surgical ICU Services

My clinical interests are on the anesthetic and critical care management of patients with life-threatening conditions. Currently, my clinical and research efforts are focused on improving the care of patients with cardiac disease. Our hope is to develop better methods for monitoring and management... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-832-6230

Medical Director, Nerve Center

Dr. McPherson's primary research interest is health care outcomes and evidence based medicine.  She works with the Texas Children's Hospital Information Services team as a Physician Champion of the electronic health record. She also serves as Medical Director of Texas Children's Hospital Mission... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Associate Medical Director, CVICU (Heart Failure ICU)

My clinical interest circles around the support of the failing heart (mechanical or pharmocological). We pursue determining the impact of clinical interventions in patients with cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease and cardiovascular disease requiring intensive care. We work in conjunction... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5048
Dr. Price serves as attending physician for the cardiac critical care services. He acts as consultant or primary attending physician for children with critical heart disease in the cardiovascular, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units at Texas Children's Hospital. In addition, Dr. Price is a... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)

Associate Medical Director, CVICU (Scholarship)



Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Associate Director, Fellowship (Research & Education)

Despite being an intensivist, I am focused on providing excellent care to all patients, and helping families cope with the stress of having an ill child. My clinical areas of interest include sepsis and septic shock, thrombosis, multiple organ dysfunction, plasma exchange, and mechanical support... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Associate Director, Fellowship (Educational Program)

I have a variety of clinical interests which include pediatric respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, pediatric sepsis and ultrasound guided central venous catheterization. I have a special interest in medical education and curriculum design. The development and implementation of an annual... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Associate Director, Fellowship (Scholarship)

As a clinician, I strive to provide the best care possible to individual patients and family members. Clinical expertise encompasses an adaptive application of the standardized practice via evidence-based medicine and the less explicit knowledge in the form of the art of medicine. As an... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Associate Director, Fellowship (Clinical Affairs)

Dr. Sur is the site investigator for the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) research based on the study protocol for "Critical Pertussis in U.S. Children: Severe Morbidity, Sequelae, and Mortality ? A Prospective Cohort Study," which is a multicenter, epidemiologic... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Associate Director, Fellowship (Scholars Program)

Dr. Coss Bu's research activities includes the measurement of energy requirements in critically ill children on ventilator support to provide customized nutritional plans in order to minimize the effects of critical illness on the development of malnutrition. He is studying critically ill children... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Associate Director, ECMO

Clinical work, education with Simulation, the ECMO transport service and international collaborations are my main interests. As part of my education interest I am a Simulation and PFCCS instructor, and I am involved in the development of a CVICU curriculum for nurses, fellows, NPs and ALPs. The... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Clinic Physicians

I have dedicated my career to the care of children with critical cardiac disease. The sophisticated and highly complex care of such patients requires working within a specialized team to deliver superior care. The team must work in beautiful harmony to create and perform an integrated care plan... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
I strive to provide exceptional and compassionate care for patients using the strengths of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team.    Clinical  Interests: Congenital heart disease, Simulation, Education, Global health, Acute kidney injury   Research Interests: Acute kidney injury in the... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Clinical Interests: • Intensive Care Nephrology • Acute kidney injury • Acute liver failure / MARS (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System) Research Interests: • CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy) • Nutrition on acute dialysis • Cardiorenal syndrome • Hepatorenal syndrome

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Based on best evidence and broadest experience delivering the highest standard of care for every individual patient. Clinical Interests: Congenital heart disease, ECMO, VAD, Clinical education Research Interests: ECMO VAD

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
I am committed to high-quality, safe and compassionate care of all critically ill children in an intensive care setting, as well as caring for patients in our unique “Special Isolation Unit” at Texas Children’s Hospital. This includes not only patient care, but also guiding a highly-trained... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5048
Clinical work, education with Simulation, the ECMO transport service and international collaborations are my main interests. As part of my education interest I am a Simulation and PFCCS instructor, and I am involved in the development of a CVICU curriculum for nurses, fellows, NPs and ALPs. The... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr Bavare's primary clinical interests are pediatric cardiac illnesses and pediatric critical care conditions. Her research interests include improvement of medical communication, critical response in crisis situations and simulation medicine. She has developed and evaluated the effectiveness of a... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
I have a variety of clinical interests which include pediatric respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, pediatric sepsis and ultrasound guided central venous catheterization. I have a special interest in medical education and curriculum design. The development and implementation of an annual... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
I am dedicated as a clinician to providing high quality, safe, and compassionate care of critically ill children in the ICU.  I have additional training and interest in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the Pediatric ICU setting as well as the NICU and CVICU.  I am also one of a small team of... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary) | 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
“Caring for children and their families during what is often the worst time in their lives is a profoundly gratifying, humbling and inspiring experience.  It is what has maintained my passion for the work we do as clinicians, educators and mentors, and underlies my commitment to improving the... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Care for critically ill children requires not only an understanding of the disease, but of the child and family affected by the disease as well.  My approach to providing care to these children and their families is to always keep in mind “what would I want if it were one of my children?” and... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary) | 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
Dr. Coss Bu's research activities includes the measurement of energy requirements in critically ill children on ventilator support to provide customized nutritional plans in order to minimize the effects of critical illness on the development of malnutrition. He is studying critically ill children... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Desai is interested in the molecular mechanisms of cardiac dysfunction in cirrhotic liver diseases. Along with his mentor, Dr. Saul Karpen, he has shown a new form of cardiomyopathy in infants and children with end stage cirrhotic liver disease secondary to biliary atresia and have shown that... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
I am passionate about being a pediatrician who cares for critically ill children in the hospital. Academically, I am interested in employing Quality Improvement methodologies to study, revise and implement strategies to optimize and improve all aspects of pediatric ICU care working closely with... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Flores provides care for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease requiring critical care at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Flores' research focuses on understanding stress response mechanisms after cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery in children. Clinical  Interests:... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Gazzaneo's primary clinical interests are pediatric lung transplantation and pediatric critical care conditions. Her research interests include VV-ECMO as a bridge to lung transplant, nutritional support after lung transplantation and acute and chronic kidney disease post-lung transplant. She... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3300
As the ICU is a difficult time for patients and their families, I believe it is important to understand the goals and priorities of critical ill patients and their families. This way, we can work towards those goals as a comprehensive interdisciplinary team.    Clinical Interests: Cardiovascular... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
As Chief Medical Officer of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, Dr. Graf is interested in optimizing the delivery of safe, high quality patient care for children in the community setting. She continues to engage in clinical research regarding pediatric transport and prevention of hospital... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, WA230 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6651 Main Street, MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1015 (West) | 832-826-6230 (Main)


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-5952
Provide excellent care to all children.    Clinical  Interests: Septic Shock and Traumatic Brain injuries.   

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
My primary goal is providing all children with high quality ICU care.

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Kennedy's primary research focus is on predictive modeling of cardiac arrest in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Through application of predictive modeling and data mining algorithms on physiologic and laboratory data trends, he is pursuing the creation of a clinically useful predictive... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Family centered care with a multidisciplinary approach.  Clinical Interests: Care of the critically ill child, as well as children with congenital heart disease.  Research Interests: Infections in children with congenital heart disease, predictors of septic shock. 

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Despite being an intensivist, I am focused on providing excellent care to all patients, and helping families cope with the stress of having an ill child. My clinical areas of interest include sepsis and septic shock, thrombosis, multiple organ dysfunction, plasma exchange, and mechanical support... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Lasa's clinical interest is in critical care for pediatric patients with cardiovascular disease, both congenital and acquired. His research interests center on improving clinical outcomes of pediatric patients who've undergone cardiac surgery as well as patients who've suffered a... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Loftis continues as the Baylor liaison to the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators group. She is the Baylor Principal Investigator for several multi-institutional clinical research trials, including examining the genetics of severe influenza infections, and studying the... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. McPherson's primary research interest is health care outcomes and evidence based medicine.  She works with the Texas Children's Hospital Information Services team as a Physician Champion of the electronic health record. She also serves as Medical Director of Texas Children's Hospital Mission... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
In addition to providing clinical care, I am committed to finding ways to evaluate new technology for use in the intensive care unit. Specifically, I am interested in extracorporeal life support and potential therapies and diagnostic devices that might improve the care of children on ECMO. I am... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Nguyen's research interest is focused on coagulopathy in critically ill children. He is currently under the mentorship of Dr. Miguel Cruz in the Thrombosis Research Section at the Baylor College of Medicine. In the lab, Dr. Nguyen is investigating whether ADAMTS-13 and von Willebrand factors... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Orellana has focused his research on the influence of development on the molecular mechanisms that regulate muscle protein metabolism during critical illness, aiming to develop nutritional support therapies for children in intensive care. By using the neonatal pig as a model for the human... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Pesek's clinical interests include recognition and treatment of children with severe traumatic brain injury and the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome.  His role as medical director also gives him the opportunity to improve the quality of care provided in the PICU by... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WC276 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-3250
I am committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care for my patients by partnering with families and multi-disciplinary team members, and by constantly striving for excellence in all I do. Clinical Interests: Extracorporeal Life Support, Neuro-critical care, Global Health, Ethics,... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
I aim to provide excellent and compassionate patient care for critically ill children. My research interests focus on developing novel educational methods and tools for enhancing the acquisition of medical expertise by novice learners and thereby decreasing diagnostic errors.

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
It is my personal responsibility to provide care that is compassionate, innovative, scientifically based, uses cutting edge technology and is delivered using a partnership model in which all integral participants, including family, contribute to restoring the health of every child. Clinical... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Roy's academic interests focus on the intersection of quality improvement, education, and evidence based medicine. Through administrative projects, educational programs, and research in these areas he is attempting to find new ways of improving patient safety , educating medical providers, and... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Critical care is delivered best when there is a strong therapeutic alliance between the multidisciplinary team of providers and families. Clinical Interests: ECMO, septic shock Research Interests: Collaborative, multi institutional approach to management of extracorporeal therapy Anticoagulation... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
My primary goal is to provide the safest and best quality of care to critically ill children and their families. The most optimal care involves commitment and strong collaboration between all members of the medical team involved in the care of the child and the family.  Clinical Interests: Septic... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
I went to medical school at the Universidad Nacional De Asuncion in Paraguay. I completed my Pediatrics residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York. After I completed my pediatric residency, I went on to complete two Fellowships: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care and... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
I am dedicated to improving the outcomes for critically ill children through providing an excellent clinical service, academic research, and through education of our own clinicians and also of our neighbors and external stakeholders. My personal research interests lie in the fields of... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Sher is a pediatric radiologist at Texas Children’s. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with additional subspecialty certification (CAQ) in Nuclear Medicine. He performs all aspects of pediatric radiology with an emphasis both on nuclear medicine and body imaging. His primary... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 470 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-7237
My goal is to provide excellent quality care to sick children and provide support to the families going through rough times when their child is sick. Clinical  Interests: Septic shock physiology Research Interests: Simulation training to improve pediatric resuscitation effort, specially interested... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17600 I-45 South, Suite WL460 The Woodlands, TX 77384 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: 936-267-7756 (The Woodlands)
Dr. Silva-Carmona received his medical degree from Universidad de Monterrey.  He is trained and certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonology. He works in the intensive care unit as a pediatric intensivist and a... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Stein is a practicing pediatrics and critical care specialist delivering bedside care for the past 35 years in Houston, Texas. A native of Guatemala, Dr. Stein completed his specialty and subspecialty training at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated institutions. He is a founding member of... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Sur is the site investigator for the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) research based on the study protocol for "Critical Pertussis in U.S. Children: Severe Morbidity, Sequelae, and Mortality ? A Prospective Cohort Study," which is a multicenter, epidemiologic... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Tcharmtchi is the program director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program. His main focus is on the education of fellows in six core competencies mandated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Education (ACGME). He is in the process of developing a three-year,... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
As a clinician, I strive to provide the best care possible to individual patients and family members. Clinical expertise encompasses an adaptive application of the standardized practice via evidence-based medicine and the less explicit knowledge in the form of the art of medicine. As an... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
It is an honor and a privilege to care for children and families both here in Houston and in limited resource settings. Clinical Interests: Innovative approaches to treatment of cardiopulmonary failure. Ethics at the extremes of technology and viability. Designing culturally appropriate and... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Tsang’s clinical interest is in critical care of patients with congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease.  He cares for patients in the cardiovascular ICU of the Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Center, and he also sees patients in the outpatient cardiology clinic at the main campus of... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Tume's research and clinical interests include: Cardiovascular Critical Care, Critical Care Imaging.

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
As a dual trained Anesthesiologist and Intensive Care doctor in Pediatrics, my interests lie in creating a supportive and stimulating educational climate for fellows, residents and medical students in both environments - while maintaining the Excellence in clinical care that defines Texas Children... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite A3300 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-5800
As Medical Director of Quality, Dr. Williams is interested in applying principles of high reliability to the intensive care unit environments of Texas Children's hospital to prevent harm, discover problems, and work collaboratively toward solutions. In addition he is a proponent of maximizing... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Quality Champions

As the ICU is a difficult time for patients and their families, I believe it is important to understand the goals and priorities of critical ill patients and their families. This way, we can work towards those goals as a comprehensive interdisciplinary team.    Clinical Interests: Cardiovascular... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-5952

Fellows

Dalia Bashir, MD



Erika Bernardo, MD



Nirica Borges, MD



Kyle Brown, MD



Jaime Causey, MD



Kristin Dolan, MD



Sridevi Ellickal, MD



Noelle Gorgis, MD



Dustin Hipp, MD



Prado Sonia Labarinas, MD



Kristen Meulmester, MD



Raysa Morales, MD



Amir Navaei, MD



Rachel Ninemire, MD



Chinyere Onyearugbulem, MD



Craig Pymento, MD



Brad Scherer, MD



Nathan Serazin, MD



Jaime Silva, MD



Michael Smaglick, MD



4th Year Instructors

Pam Griffiths



Research Coordinators

Shabier "Zeena" Eblimit



Nancy Jaimon, RN, BSN



Amica Onyemeh-Sea



Daphne Peoples



Margaret Whitehead, BSN, CVRN-BC



Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

I believe in an all-inclusive culture of patient and family centered care. Focusing on the needs of the patient and how those needs can best be met. I believe every member of the team brings something of value to the conversation and together we can have excellent outcomes for our patients and... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Responsibilities include direct patient care, and coordination with other specialties on the management and care of critically ill patients within ICU setting. I have clinical interest in education of my fellow advanced practice providers, and the BCM residents. I am sim instructor to provide... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
My professional interests include: - To provide compassionate, patient-centered care in a team-based approach - To provide evidence-based education and thoughtful support to patients, families, and caregivers and contribute to improvements in health literacy - In addition to providing patient care... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-5800
Clinical Interests include: Cardiovascular intensive care, congenital heart disease, heart failure, and circulatory assist devices.    

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
I strive to provide exceptional care as an integral member of the Pediatric Critical Care team by placing emphasis in the following: • To have the courage to meet the intense demands of our profession and our patients • To make decisions in the best interest of our patients and our profession • To... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to work at the Texas Medical Center with pediatric patients and their families. I have been a nurse since 2000 and throughout the years have sought to improve my ability to teach and serve as a role model for individuals seeking to learn more about... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
I strive to be an effective member of the pediatric critical care team to provide the best care available to infants and children with serious illness. As a critical care PA, I focus on family-centered care and evidence based. My interests include working with the Baylor College of Medicine PA... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
I believe in providing excellent, compassionate, evidence based, family centered care to chronically and critically ill pediatric patients.  My philosophy is to treat each patient and their family the same way I would expect one of my family members to be treated.  I believe not only is medicine a... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
I believe in the collaboration between families and all members of the multidisciplinary team to provide the best care possible for patients and their families. 

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-3200
My philosophy of care is the continual improvement in the care of critically ill children and their families through a life-long investment in learning, clinical service, and education of medical care providers.   My clinical and educational interests are within the field of pediatric cardiac... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
As stewards of medicine we are of most service when we approach each child's needs with thoughtful and family-centered planning whenever possible. In addition to direct patient care, my primary professional interests include; ongoing resident education, safe discharge planning and providing... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
My goal is to provide the highest level of care to our critically and chronically ill pediatric population. My current interests include apparent life-threatening events, improving communication during patient care rounds, and improving the discharge process of chronically ill patients.

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
Being a part of the Critical Care team, I have the unique opportunity to play a role in delivering high quality care to incredibly sick patients. Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, patient care assistants, and a multitude of ancillary... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1000


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
My philosophy is family-centered care to attain and maintain the highest level of wellness possible for each individual.

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
Areas of Clinical & Research Interest:  1.    Pediatric liver failure and liver transplantation 2.    Traumatic brain injury  3.    Utilization of advanced practice providers in a critical care setting 4.    Quality improvement

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
Lindsey Wilson, RN, MSN CPNP-AC is a certified pediatric acute care nurse practitioner in Critical Care at Texas Children’s Hospitals. Lindsey believes that every child deserves to feel happy, healthy and loved.   She strives to provide high-quality, compassionate, and holistic care to each child... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-6230

Associate Medical Director (Simulation)

Clinical work, education with Simulation, the ECMO transport service and international collaborations are my main interests. As part of my education interest I am a Simulation and PFCCS instructor, and I am involved in the development of a CVICU curriculum for nurses, fellows, NPs and ALPs. The... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Administrative Leadership

Gail Parazynski



Patty Luke