Our Team

Team approach to care

The board-certified pediatric radiologists and other physicians in the Department of Radiology are committed to the highest-quality imaging, which includes participating in a range of research to lead to more accurate and efficient methods. They are supported by a highly trained team of nurses, technologists and staff.

Our child-friendly environment helps put your child at ease. Dedicated child-life specialists help your child relax with special age-appropriate games and activities. When necessary, we can provide sedation or general anesthesia.

Radiologist-in-Chief

Thierry A.G.M. Huisman is the Radiologist-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital. Prior to coming to Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Huisman served as Chairman of the Department of Imaging and Imaging Science at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition he was Director of the Division of…
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Vice-Chief, Clinical Affairs

Dr. Sammer’s goal is to positively improve quality of care and outcomes for patients. As a pediatric imager, ensuring children have equal access to high quality medical imaging is paramount. To accomplish, Dr. Sammer emphasizes data driven processes to bring cutting edge technology into clinical…
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Vice-Chief, Quality and Safety

Dr. Desai is the Division Chief of Neuroradiology, Vice-Chief of Quality and Safety at Texas Children's Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology. He completed fellowships in both Neuroradiology and Pediatric…
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Vice-Chief, Research

Ananth Annapragada is Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Member of the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center,  and Director of Basic Research in the Edward B. Singleton Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital. Previously, he was the Robert Graham…
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Division Chief, Body & Cardiovascular Imaging

Dr. Masand is the Division Chief for Body and Cardiovascular imaging, in the department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Masand is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a certificate of added qualification in the field of Pediatric Radiology. He is an…
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Division Chief, Community Radiology

Dr. Seghers is the Division Chief of Community Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in Pediatric Radiology. Dr. Seghers is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with additional subspecialty…
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Division Chief, Interventional Radiology

Dr. Pezeshkmehr is a board certified Interventional Radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Women’s Pavilion, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine.  He was the director of the Pediatric Interventional Radiology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital prior to…
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Division Chief, Neuroradiology

Dr. Desai is the Division Chief of Neuroradiology, Vice-Chief of Quality and Safety at Texas Children's Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology. He completed fellowships in both Neuroradiology and Pediatric…
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Faculty, Body Radiology Division

All patients deserve equal, adequate  and compassionate medical care. Medicine is a team effort which includes many professionals, (physicians, nurses, administrators, technicians and so forth), coming together for the care of a patient.   My commitment as a patient care advocate and promoter of…
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My goal is to provide well, comprehensive care for each child through individualized imaging evaluation. I perform general pediatric radiology service with special interest in body imaging. I also have an interest in resident and fellow education. Through collaboration with my colleagues, the…
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My extensive training and practice in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, primarily directed towards children’s health has enabled me to think critically and look for the best tools for diagnosing childhood illnesses. I am happy and honored to serve the Houston and Texas Community, as well as…
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Dr. Crowe is a clinical pediatric radiologist at Texas Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Through the American Board of Radiology, he is a board-certified diplomate, with additional subspecialty certification (CAQ) in Pediatric Radiology. Dr.…
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Dr. Ditzler is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. His clinical and research interests include pediatric musculoskeletal imaging and interventions, body imaging, and nuclear radiology. He performs all aspects of pediatric radiology including multimodality…
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Dr. Dorfman is a pediatric radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine and is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. He has been on staff at Texas Children’s since 1994 and formerly served as…
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I am board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. I take great pride in being a part of a multi-disciplinary team with the goal to have a positive impact on the kids and their families. My clinical interests are in general pediatric radiology via various imaging…
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Dr. Gaffney is a pediatric radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine and is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. He performs all aspects of general pediatric radiology with a focus in solid…
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Dr. Guillerman is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology. His clinical and research interests include pediatric chest, musculoskeletal, and tumor imaging, radiation risk assessment and dose…
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I am board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. My clinical and research interests include pediatric musculoskeletal, cardiac and cross-sectional body imaging. I perform all aspects of pediatric radiology including multimodality imaging and interventional…
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Dr. Kan is the head of musculoskeletal imaging at Texas Children's Hospital and professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in pediatric radiology. Dr. Kan is board certified in diagnostic radiology with additional subspecialty certification (CAQ) in…
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It is a privilege to be part of a multi-disciplinary team caring for children and their families.  In that capacity, I strive to have a positive impact and improve patient outcomes in both the pre-natal and post-natal settings. My clinical and research interests include fetal imaging, congenital…
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Dr. Mahmood is a board certified radiologist by the American Board of Radiology.  Her clinical and research interests include lymphoma, neuroblastoma and oncology-related imaging.  She also serves as one of four radiologists in the division of nuclear imaging with a focus on Positron Emission…
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Dr. Masand is the Division Chief for Body and Cardiovascular imaging, in the department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Masand is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a certificate of added qualification in the field of Pediatric Radiology. He is an…
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My primary interests are resident and fellow education, fetal ultrasound and MR imaging, and pediatric ultrasound. In 2011, my work in education was recognized by the graduating radiology resident class at Baylor College of Medicine, who honored me with their Teacher of the Year award. My research…
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My professional goal is to provide the best patient care possible for every single child in need by optimizing imaging and developing relationships between family members and referring clinicians.  I take pride in collaboration that can lead to a positive outcome.  Clinical Interests: Body and…
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Dr. Roman-Colon is a board certified radiologist by the American Board of Radiology with subspecialty certificate in Pediatric Imaging at Texas Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests are focused in Body Imaging, including general pediatrics. She serves as a committee member at the Texas…
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Dr. Sammer’s goal is to positively improve quality of care and outcomes for patients. As a pediatric imager, ensuring children have equal access to high quality medical imaging is paramount. To accomplish, Dr. Sammer emphasizes data driven processes to bring cutting edge technology into clinical…
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Dr. Schallert is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. Her clinical and research interests include pediatric musculoskeletal imaging, body imaging and conventional imaging. She performs all aspects of pediatric radiology including multimodality imaging and…
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Dr. Seghers is the Division Chief of Community Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in Pediatric Radiology. Dr. Seghers is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with additional subspecialty…
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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…
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Dr. Somcio is a pediatric radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine.  He completed his subspecialty training in Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Somcio has a special interest in resident and fellow education.  …
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Faculty, Interventional Radiology Division

Dr. Chau is an Interventional Radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, West Campus and the Woodlands.  Dr. Chau's non-clinical interests include spending time with family, hiking and swimming.    Clinical Interests: Dr. Chau’s clinical interests include caring for both pediatric and adult…
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I am board-certified in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine by the American Board of Radiology with ACGME-accredited fellowship training in Neuroradiology and CAST-accredited fellowship training in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology. I have additional fellowship training in Pediatric Endovascular…
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Dr. Hernandez has been a member of the Medical Staff of Texas Children's Hospital since 2006. His clinical interests include vascular and non-vascular procedures performed with imaging guidance. He has a special interest in GI, GU and vascular access procedures. Academically, Dr. Hernandez has…
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Dr. Gardner is an interventional radiologist and pediatric radiologist in the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in pediatric radiology and interventional…
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Dr. Kukreja is Clinical Associate Professor Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in pediatric radiology and interventional radiology. Dr. Kukreja is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ…
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Dr. Pezeshkmehr is a board certified Interventional Radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Women’s Pavilion, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine.  He was the director of the Pediatric Interventional Radiology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital prior to…
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Faculty, Neuroradiology Division

Dr. Desai is the Division Chief of Neuroradiology, Vice-Chief of Quality and Safety at Texas Children's Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology. He completed fellowships in both Neuroradiology and Pediatric…
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Thierry A.G.M. Huisman is the Radiologist-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital. Prior to coming to Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Huisman served as Chairman of the Department of Imaging and Imaging Science at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition he was Director of the Division of…
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Dr. Hunter is a clinical pediatric neuroradiologist in the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital, and is a full Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a board certified radiologist by the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added…
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Dr. Illner has been a practicing pediatric neuroradiologist at Texas Children's Hospital since October 2006. She is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with additional subspecialty certification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology and is fellowship-trained in both neuroradiology and pediatric…
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I believe in giving maximum effort to finding the correct answer on every patient’s imaging studies that I encounter on a daily basis and providing the best service to the clinicians who treat these patients. Clinical Interests: I am interested in all clinical areas of pediatric neuroradiology,…
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Dr. Kukreja is a Neuroradiologist at Texas Children's Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Her clinical experience is based in pediatric radiology and neuro radiology. Dr. Kukreja is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Radiology with…
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Dr. Rauch has been a member of the medical staff at Texas Children's Hospital since 2005. His clinical interests involve all of neuroradiology but especially in the correlation of neurology and neurologic disease to the brain.Dr. Rauch serves as one of the neuroradiologists in the neuroradiology…
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Dr. Tran is a clinical pediatric radiologist Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Through the American Board of Radiology, he attained additional subspecialty certification (CAQ) in…
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Medical Director, Residency/Fellowship Education

My primary interests are resident and fellow education, fetal ultrasound and MR imaging, and pediatric ultrasound. In 2011, my work in education was recognized by the graduating radiology resident class at Baylor College of Medicine, who honored me with their Teacher of the Year award. My research…
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Program Director, Informatics

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…
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Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Sherri Birchansky is a Pediatric Neuroradiologist, board certified in diagnostic radiology with additional subspecialty board certifications in neuroradiology and pediatric radiology. With a college bachelor degree in chemistry, graduating top in her class summa cum laude, she went on to…
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Dr. Cassady is a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cassady is involved with all aspects of pediatric imaging, but his research interests lie particularly with MR imaging of the fetus. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of…
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Professor Emeriti

Dr. Taylor Chung is a renowned expert in pediatric cardiac imaging.  He served as Radiology Service Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital from 2004 – 2008 and was instrumental in building our pediatric cardiac imaging program and recruiting top talent.  He currently serves as Associate Chief and is…

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Dr. Bruce Parker honorably retired after serving as Chief of Service from 1994 - 2004.  Under Dr. Parker’s leadership, Texas Children’s Department of Radiology experienced exceptional growth and advancement in technologies. Dr. Parker led Texas Children’s to be pioneers and early adopters of PACS…

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Dr. Schlesinger has been a member of the medical staff of Texas Children's Hospital since 1995. His clinical interests include general body imaging in children. He has a special interest in skeletal dysplasias. Academically, Dr. Schlesinger has published over 60 articlesof scientific literature…

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Translational Imaging Group (TIGr)

Ananth Annapragada is Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Member of the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center,  and Director of Basic Research in the Edward B. Singleton Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital. Previously, he was the Robert Graham…
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Dr. Rohan Bhavane graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India in 1998. After completing a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from Cleveland State University in 2002, he received his Ph.D. from the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) at The…
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Dr. Ghaghada graduated from the University of Mumbai in 2000 with B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He moved to the United States and received his M.S. (Chemical Engineering) in 2003 from Cleveland State University where his research focused on mathematical modeling and optimization of targeted nano-…
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Dr.Parag Parekh received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 2010. He trained at the interface of the two disciplines as a Chemical Biologist and a Bioanalytical Chemist with a particular focus on generating aptamer probes for varied applications. He generated…
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Dr. Zbigniew Starosolski was born in Poland. He graduated and received his Master Degree in Science at Silesian University of Technology in 1999, and got a positon of Research Assistant. He did his PhD in the field of Control Theory at the Faculty of Automatic Control of Silesian University of…
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Dr. Tanifum received BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from the Universities of Buea and Dschang in Cameroon respectively. He moved to the US in 2001, where he earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Utah State University in 2006. Upon graduation, he conducted postdoctoral research in bioorganic…
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Medical Physics

My goal is to apply my expertise in MR imaging to meet patient’s needs. Clinical Interests: My clinical interests are: 1) to improve clinical protocols with available technologies; 2) to identify various issues associated with the MR system, to perform first line troubleshooting and maintenance,…
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Carly is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Medical Physics. She collaborates with radiology team members to assure the safe and effective delivery of radiation to achieve desired diagnostic results. Clinical Interests: Her clinical and research interests include…
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Working together with our radiologists, technologists, and other experts, my philosophy is centered on patient safety by providing the best imaging possible at the lowest radiation dose consistent with the specific diagnostic task. I strive to develop imaging protocols that are tailored to the…
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I would like to bridge the cutting-edge MRI researches to our patients. Clinical Interests: Neuro, cardiac, and musculoskeletal MRI Research Interests: Neuro, cardiac, and musculoskeletal MRI
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Radiation Safety

Dr. Poston is the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) at Texas Children’s Hospital and also serves as the Laser Safety Officer. He is board certified by the American Academy of Health Physics and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is licensed to practice Medical Health Physics by the Texas…
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