Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team is made up of board-certified pediatric hematologists, hematology-trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants, research staff and social workers. In addition, we offer psychological support and counseling services to help families cope with difficult social, emotional and financial issues brought on by the disease’s medical complications, especially debilitating pain crises. Texas Children’s Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Program offers excellent ambulatory services, including outpatient blood transfusion and pain treatment programs, a sickle cell pulmonary clinic, sickle cell stroke clinic and genetic counseling, all in one location. In addition, our program offers comprehensive services for thalassemia, including endocrinology, comprehensive imaging for management of iron overload.

When it’s time, we continue to provide support to ensure a smooth transition to adult care.

Co-Directors

Dr. Titilope Fasipe's goals are shaped by her desire to help children facing the hardships of a blood disorder. She is intrigued by the clinical challenges of non-malignant hematologic diseases, where in particular, patients with sickle cell disease continue to have significant co-morbid… read more
Phone: 832-822-4362
Dr. Venee Tubman is a pediatric hematologist specializing in sickle cell disease. She is deeply committed to providing optimal care for children with sickle cell disease around the globe. Her interests include: clinical outcomes for children with sickle cell disease and understanding infections and… read more
Phone: 832-824-4287

Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Gladstone Airewele is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and is the Director of the Global Hematology Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center, Houston, Texas. He specializes in pediatric sickle cell disease. His clinical… read more
Phone: 832-822-4849
Alaundra Carmouche is a dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience. She specializes in pediatric hemoglobinopathies at Baylor College of Medicine where she is a faculty member at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center. Her specialties include: sickle cell disease,… read more
Phone: 832-822-1547
Timesha Edwards is an experienced physician assistant for Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. Timesha has been treating a variety of pediatric conditions for over 5 years. She currently treats general hematology patients with a focus in sickle cell anemia. She has been passionate about… read more
Phone: 832-822-1317
Dr. Titilope Fasipe's goals are shaped by her desire to help children facing the hardships of a blood disorder. She is intrigued by the clinical challenges of non-malignant hematologic diseases, where in particular, patients with sickle cell disease continue to have significant co-morbid… read more
Phone: 832-822-4362
Dr. Richard Hurwitz is a Co-Director of the Retinoblastoma Program. Dr. Richard Hurwitz studies the potential use of gene therapy for the treatment of ocular diseases. He has shown that a novel treatment for retinoblastoma using suicide gene therapy is safe and possibly effective in children. To… read more
Phone: 832-824-4259
Kalindi Y. Narine is a physician at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center where she sees patients at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus in Katy, Texas. Board Certifications American Board of Pediatrics
Phone: 832-227-1090
Dr. Trinh Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine-Texas Children's Hospital. She has over 6 years experience in treating children with bleeding and clotting disorders, a very highly specialized… read more
Phone: 936-267-7444
Dr. Jennifer Tran is a physician at the Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, Cancer and Hematology Clinic. Board Certifications American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Phone: 832-227-1090
Dr. Venee Tubman is a pediatric hematologist specializing in sickle cell disease. She is deeply committed to providing optimal care for children with sickle cell disease around the globe. Her interests include: clinical outcomes for children with sickle cell disease and understanding infections and… read more
Phone: 832-824-4287

Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Tami John has completed training in pediatric blood disorders and cancers and obtained specialized training in bone marrow transplant. She is dedicated to both patient care and patient access to novel treatment options. She decided to enter the field of oncology prior to medical school after… read more
Phone: 832-824-4723

Genetic Counselor

Hannah Helber is a certified genetic counselor for the Hematology Center at Texas Children's Hospital. As a genetic counselor in the Hematology Clinic, she works to identify families at risk for inherited hematologic conditions. She provides education on genetics, as well as discussing options for… read more
Phone: 832-822-4240

Pain Medicine

Phone: 832-227-0110
Dr. Torres is interested in all clinical aspects of pediatric anesthesia cases, particularly neonatal and fetal anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia (particularly fetal interventional procedures), and all pediatric anesthesia cases scheduled in Remote anesthesia sites. Additionally, Dr. Torres focuses… read more
Phone: 832-824-5800

Pulmonology

Phone: 832-822-3300
Dr. Malhotra is a board certified pediatrician who practices both pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine.  Her primary clinical interests are respiratory and sleep complications from asthma, sickle cell disease, neuromuscular diseases and obesity.  Dr. Malhotra’s work is based off her passion for… read more
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
Phone: 936-267-7744 (Pulmonology) | 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program)
Dr. Typaldos is a board certified pediatrician who practices both pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine.  She has particular interests in general pulmonary diseases including asthma, exercise induced bronchospasm, chronic lung disease of infancy, respiratory care of children with neuromuscular… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 936-267-7744 (The Woodlands)
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)
Clinical Interests: Asthma, Cystic fibrosis, Ventilator dependent patients, pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease and other pediatric lung diseases. Research Interests: Quality improvement projects to help improve quality of health care delivery.
Phone: 832-227-1111

Psychology

Dr. George's research interests include Sickle Cell Disease, pediatric stroke, tumors, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She serves as the Neuropsychology Collaborator for a NIH-funded study on Sickle Cell Disease at the Baylor site. Other research interests include understanding impulse control,… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Purser is pediatric psychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital-West campus who specializes in working with youth and families affected by medical conditions including chronic headaches and migraines, diabetes, sickle cell disease, and cancer. As a pediatric psychologist, Dr. Purser helps… read more
Phone: 832-227-2600
Dr. Washington is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine\Texas Children's Hospital. She is a pediatric psychologist specializing in chronic health conditions in underserved populations. Dr. Washington serves as a psychology liaison to the Sickle Cell/… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700