Our Team

Our team specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex, chronic and rare pulmonary disorders. We also have a pulmonary diagnostic lab team which is thoroughly trained in diagnostic testing and pulmonary education.

Chief of Service

Dr. Hiatt is collaborating with Drs. Arthur Beaudet and Phil Ng in translational studies of gene therapy for cystic fibrosis. Preclinical studies are in progress using a helper dependent adenovirus and specially modified catheter to deliver a nuclear targeted gene to the airway epithelium.... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 936-267-7744 (The Woodlands)

Clinic Chief

Dr. Sockrider has special interest in chronic lung diseases and helping families be expert disease managers. She works with many families with cystic fibrosis and asthma. She believes in effective communication and disease monitoring within the family and in collaboration with health care... Read more

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

Clinic 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 five physicians... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street WT6-006 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
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: 6621 Fannin Street WT6-006 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
My clinical interests include the medical management of lung transplant patients, along with airway disorders in children.  I am a physician in both in the lung transplant and aerodigestive programs at Texas Children’s Hospital.  I am also passionate about medical education, helping to train the... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Fakhoury's major interest lies in the area of airway disease, primarily bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and asthma. She published data on Serial changes in Lung function during early childhood in a cohort of children with BPD,(Pediatrics 2010). Currently she is conducting a follow up study on... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Farber’s diverse clinical interests include asthma, respiratory care of children with muscular dystrophy, respiratory care of technology dependent children, the chronic care of children with complex respiratory diseases, and the treatment of tobacco dependence. Dr. Farber’s research interests... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Hiatt is collaborating with Drs. Arthur Beaudet and Phil Ng in translational studies of gene therapy for cystic fibrosis. Preclinical studies are in progress using a helper dependent adenovirus and specially modified catheter to deliver a nuclear targeted gene to the airway epithelium.... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 936-267-7744 (The Woodlands)
Dr. Kancherla specializes in treating children with lung diseases and has a particular interest in childhood sleep disorders and sleep disordered breathing. She has specialty training in both Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
The aim of my practice is to deliver high quality care through partnership with family members and care givers.   Clinical  Interests: My clinical interests involve general pulmonary issues as well as sleep disordered breathing. Research Interests: My research interests involve sleep disturbances... Read more

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


Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
In 2001, Dr. Mallory joined the Baylor College of Medicine pediatric faculty and founded the TCH Lung Transplant Program. The program was approved in 2002 and the first transplant was performed in October of that year. Since that time, the TCH Program has become the most active program in the... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Mann's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis, asthma, ILD and general pulmonary medicine. Her research interests include nutrition and caloric expenditure in cystic fibrosis, respiratory microbiome in cystic fibrosis, and quality of life in pediatric lung transplantation.

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 936-267-7744 (The Woodlands)
Dr. Melicoff received her M.D. degree from TEC de Monterrey in 2003. She did a post-doctoral fellowship on basic science until she entered her intership in Pediatrics in 2007. She trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Melicoff has worked with the... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
As a native Houstonian, Dr. Moonnumakal takes great pride in serving the needs of children at Texas Children's Hospital. He is heavily involved in medical education with Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently working on projects to improve resident education, community preceptor teaching, and... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Moore has clinical interests in childhood asthma and the care of pediatric lung diseases. His work also focuses on initiatives to improve the overall quality and efficiency of asthma care and to increase access to care. The goal of these efforts is to help bridge care between community... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Multidisciplinary patient oriented care in pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Rama cares for patients with a wide variety of pulmonary disorders at Texas Children's Hospital, Main and West Campuses. She is actively involved in medical education and develops innovative curricula to enhance fellowship education. Her ongoing educational endeavors include the development,... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Ruiz's two major interests are in the area of Cystic Fibrosis and PediatricPulmonary 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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
I believe in providing family centered care, working with patients and their families to diagnose and provide care which includes the family’s concerns and needs in the process of addressing their child’s illnesses involving the respiratory system. Clinical  Interests: Asthma, Bronchopulmonary... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-7744
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Sockrider has special interest in chronic lung diseases and helping families be expert disease managers. She works with many families with cystic fibrosis and asthma. She believes in effective communication and disease monitoring within the family and in collaboration with health care... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Teran's research is focused on understanding the effect the circadian rhythm has over the different inflammatory and immunologic mediators, as well as on lung function, in children with asthma who predominately have nocturnal symptoms. He is looking at differences among groups of milder... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300
Clinical interests: Pulmonary hypertensive vascular disease Pulmonary complications of Sickle Cell disease Research interests: Pulmonary hypertension

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



Program Director

Dr. Ruiz's two major interests are in the area of Cystic Fibrosis and PediatricPulmonary 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

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

Nurse Practitioner

Ruth McConnell, CPNP



Service Administrator

Tracy Mosely, BS



Practice Administrator



Address: 6701 Fannin Street 10th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3300

PDL Manager

Jon Langford