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 and Chair of Texas Children’s Department of Radiology

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

Vice Chair, 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… read more
Phone: 936-267-7400

Vice Chair, 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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

Vice Chair, 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… read more
Phone: 832-824-0865

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

Division Chief, Community Radiology

Dr. Seghers is the Division Chief of Community Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital and Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He serves as the Chief of Service for the Radiology Departments at Texas Children’s-West Campus and Texas Children’s-The Woodlands hospitals, two full… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 936-267-7400 (The Woodlands) | 832-824-7237 (Main Campus)
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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.… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237 (Main Campus) | 832-227-1200 (West Campus)
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
As a staff academic pediatric radiologist, I am committed to provide the best care for the patients and families we serve in the safest manner possible and provide the best training to the training radiologists and other clinical trainees providing radiologic and clinical care of the future. In… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237 Fax: 832-825-0160 Address 6701 Fannin Street Suite 470
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 936-267-7400
Dr. Seghers is the Division Chief of Community Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital and Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He serves as the Chief of Service for the Radiology Departments at Texas Children’s-West Campus and Texas Children’s-The Woodlands hospitals, two full… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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
Phone: 832-824-7237
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.  … read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (IWest) | 936-267-5800 (The Woodlands)
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
Every patient is unique, and every family approaches medical decisions differently. I strive to understand the unique needs of every child and adult I treat and to provide the most effective and compassionate care for my patients. Clinical Interests: I provide the full spectrum of minimally… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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,… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
I strive to conduct the best care for children through clinical and research excellence. Clinical Interests: Epilepsy Pediatric stroke Traumatic brain injury Research Interests: My field of research includes pediatric neuroimaging. My clinical and research activity is focused on the… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
Dr. Patel has been serving as a Neuroradiologist at Texas Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine since December 2021. Dr. Patel is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology.… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

Program Director, Residency & Fellowship Education

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

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… read more
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… read more
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… read more

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-0865
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-0865
Phone: 832-824-0865
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-… read more
Phone: 832-824-0865
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-5377
Phone: 832-824-0865
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-0865
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… read more
Phone: 832-824-0865

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,… read more
Phone: 832-TC4-RADS (832-824-7237) | 832-822-1866
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-0409
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-1540
As a MR physicist, my goal is to help provide world class imaging for our patients. I enjoy bridging the gap between cutting edge MRI research and the clinic. Clinical Interests: My clinical interests include neurologic, cardiac and musculoskeletal imaging. My goals are 1) to provide clinical… read more
Phone: 832-822-5347

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237