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

As a pediatric pulmonologist, my specific area of interest is pulmonary hypertension. I am actively involved in a number of national and international organizations dedicated to the care of children who suffer from this disease. It is my honor to advocate for pediatric PH, strive to deliver the… read more
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… read more
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
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary) | 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
The journey that a patient with congenital or acquired heart disease takes is complex and unique. I am humbled to share that journey with you by providing safe and high-quality care. I believe that family/primary care takers play a key role in patient’s clinical progress, for that reason, I make… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
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 also… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
As a pediatric pulmonologist, my specific area of interest is pulmonary hypertension. I am actively involved in a number of national and international organizations dedicated to the care of children who suffer from this disease. It is my honor to advocate for pediatric PH, strive to deliver the… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
It is a privilege and honor to care for children and their families. I enjoy partnering with families to provide excellent medical care that works for their homes and lives. Collaboration and strong relationships are the foundations that I build my practice on. Clinical Interests: I am primarily… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300

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 evidence… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300

Clinical Nurse Coordinators

Phone: 832-822-3696

Exercise Specialists

Phone: 832-822-3696
Phone: 832-822-3696

Social Worker

Phone: 832-824-1967

Dietitian

Phone: 832-822-1588