Our Team

The pulmonary hypertension clinic is staffed by pulmonologists who consult other services in the hospital (such as cardiology, rheumatology, critical care medicine) as needed to deliver comprehensive care for our patients with pulmonary hypertension. We are actively managing close to 150 children with pulmonary hypertension related to a variety of causes. We are well-versed with all of the therapies that are currently on the market. Texas Children's Hospital also has an active lung transplantation program which can be consulted in more severe, advanced cases of pulmonary hypertension. 

Program Director

It is an honor to be a pediatrician, to care for children so that they may thrive. As a pediatric pulmonologist, my specific area of interest is pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease.  I enjoy working closely with families and colleagues to deliver the best care... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor 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: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)

Physicians

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)
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)
In 2001, Dr. Mallory joined the Baylor College of Medicine pediatric faculty and with Dr Dean McKenzie helped to establish the TCH Lung Transplant Program. The program was approved in 2002. Since that time, the TCH Program has become the most active program in the world with 8 to 20 transplants... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Ruiz's two major interests are in the area of Cystic Fibrosis and Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. He has participated in several studies sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Network. He actively participates in multiple clinical trials related to Cystic Fibrosis. Heis... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor 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: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
The aim of my practice is to deliver high quality care through partnership with family members and care givers. I am part of the pulmonary hypertension team and also provide care in the hospital to our general pulmonary patients.  Clinical Interests: - Pulmonary hypertension - Technology dependent... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3300
It is an honor to be a pediatrician, to care for children so that they may thrive. As a pediatric pulmonologist, my specific area of interest is pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease.  I enjoy working closely with families and colleagues to deliver the best care... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor 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: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)

Advanced Practice Provider

As an advanced practice provider, I believe that clinical practice is both an art and a science. Patients and families come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, and it is important to understand their beliefs and values when approaching their healthcare management. I seek to provide... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3300

Clinical Program Coordinator

Erin Ely, RN



Exercise Specialist

Brandon Achane



Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Charissa Kam, PharmD



Social Worker

Ann (Buffin) Reynolds, LMSW



Dietitian

Christina Khoury, RD, LD