Phone: 1-800-226-2379

Our Team

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 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. When it’s time for patients to transition to adult sickle cell care, we continue to provide support through our affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine.

Sickle Cell Co-Directors

Dr. Alex George is a physician at the Texas Children's Hematology Center and Co-Director of the Sickle Cell Program. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Address: 6701 Fannin St. Suite 1580.19 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4583 (office)
Dr. Amber Yates is Assistant Director of the Clinical Division where she oversees outpatient care. She is also Co-Director of the Sickle Cell Program and a member of the Hematology Center. Her primary clinical interest is in the care of children with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin... Read more

Address: Clinic: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1580 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Office: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1400 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4502

Thalassemia Co-Directors

Dr. Donald Mahoney is the Director of the Texas Children's Hematology Center and has been treating patients with hematologic disorders for over 30 years. In addition, he has led the Hematology Treatment Team at Texas Children's for over 20 years. He is a well-respected expert in pediatric... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4213
Dr. Amber Yates is Assistant Director of the Clinical Division where she oversees outpatient care. She is also Co-Director of the Sickle Cell Program and a member of the Hematology Center. Her primary clinical interest is in the care of children with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin... Read more

Address: Clinic: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1580 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Office: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1400 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4502

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 Centers, Houston, Texas. He specializes in pediatric sickle cell disease. His clinical... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1580.27 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4849
Alaundra Carmouche is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Baylor College of Medicine where she is a faculty member in the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Her specialties include: sickle cell disease, Hydroxyurea, stroke, chronic transfusion management, and transition. Alaundra is a... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1547
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

Address: 6701 Fannin St. Suite 1510.27 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4362
Dr. Michael Gleason was introduced to the world of pediatric cancer when he was diagnosed with lymphoma in high school. He was treated here at Texas Children’s Hospital on one of the research protocols that Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine were offering. His personal... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7444
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

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1025.24 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-4259
Dr. Donald Mahoney is the Director of the Texas Children's Hematology Center and has been treating patients with hematologic disorders for over 30 years. In addition, he has led the Hematology Treatment Team at Texas Children's for over 20 years. He is a well-respected expert in pediatric... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4213
Kalindi Y. Narine, MD
Kalindi Y. Narine is a physician at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers where she sees patients at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus in Katy, Texas. Board Certifications American Board of Pediatrics


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

Address: 17580 Interstate 45 South (Woodlands, Outpatient) The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7444
He completed Pediatric Residency Training at the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics (Children's Hospital Boston/Boston Medical Center) and subsequently obtained advanced training in health disparities in the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy while... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1710 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital Primary Care Practice at Palm Center 5400 Griggs Road, Suite 101 Houston, TX 77021 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3436 (Main) | 346-227-7275 (Palm)
Dr. Vivien Sheehan is a pediatric and adult hematologist specializing in sickle cell disease (SCD). Her clinical interests include: sickle cell disease, the treatment of hemoglobin in patients with sickle cell disease, and transitioning chronically ill pediatric patients to adult subspecialty care... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1030.02 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4459
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

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1090
Venée N. Tubman, MD, MMSc
She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Suite 1030 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Precious O. Uwaezuoke, FNP
Precious Uwaezuoke provides care as part of the general hematology team and sickle cell team.


Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Tami John has completed training in pediatric blood disorders and cancers and is now obtaining 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... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1700 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-4723

Pulmonology



Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 6019836943
It is an honor to be a pediatrician, to care for children so that they may thrive. As a pediatric pulmonologist, my specific area of interest is pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease.  I enjoy working closely with families and colleagues to deliver the best care... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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.

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1111

Genetic Counselor




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

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700

Videos

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Sickle Cell Co-Directors

Dr. Alex George is a physician at the Texas Children's Hematology Center and Co-Director of the Sickle Cell Program. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Address: 6701 Fannin St. Suite 1580.19 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4583 (office)
Dr. Amber Yates is Assistant Director of the Clinical Division where she oversees outpatient care. She is also Co-Director of the Sickle Cell Program and a member of the Hematology Center. Her primary clinical interest is in the care of children with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin... Read more

Address: Clinic: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1580 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Office: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1400 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4502

Thalassemia Co-Directors

Dr. Donald Mahoney is the Director of the Texas Children's Hematology Center and has been treating patients with hematologic disorders for over 30 years. In addition, he has led the Hematology Treatment Team at Texas Children's for over 20 years. He is a well-respected expert in pediatric... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4213
Dr. Amber Yates is Assistant Director of the Clinical Division where she oversees outpatient care. She is also Co-Director of the Sickle Cell Program and a member of the Hematology Center. Her primary clinical interest is in the care of children with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin... Read more

Address: Clinic: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1580 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Office: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1400 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4502

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 Centers, Houston, Texas. He specializes in pediatric sickle cell disease. His clinical... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1580.27 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4849
Alaundra Carmouche is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Baylor College of Medicine where she is a faculty member in the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Her specialties include: sickle cell disease, Hydroxyurea, stroke, chronic transfusion management, and transition. Alaundra is a... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1547
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

Address: 6701 Fannin St. Suite 1510.27 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4362
Dr. Michael Gleason was introduced to the world of pediatric cancer when he was diagnosed with lymphoma in high school. He was treated here at Texas Children’s Hospital on one of the research protocols that Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine were offering. His personal... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7444
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

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1025.24 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-4259
Dr. Donald Mahoney is the Director of the Texas Children's Hematology Center and has been treating patients with hematologic disorders for over 30 years. In addition, he has led the Hematology Treatment Team at Texas Children's for over 20 years. He is a well-respected expert in pediatric... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4213
Kalindi Y. Narine, MD
Kalindi Y. Narine is a physician at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers where she sees patients at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus in Katy, Texas. Board Certifications American Board of Pediatrics


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

Address: 17580 Interstate 45 South (Woodlands, Outpatient) The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7444
He completed Pediatric Residency Training at the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics (Children's Hospital Boston/Boston Medical Center) and subsequently obtained advanced training in health disparities in the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy while... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1710 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital Primary Care Practice at Palm Center 5400 Griggs Road, Suite 101 Houston, TX 77021 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3436 (Main) | 346-227-7275 (Palm)
Dr. Vivien Sheehan is a pediatric and adult hematologist specializing in sickle cell disease (SCD). Her clinical interests include: sickle cell disease, the treatment of hemoglobin in patients with sickle cell disease, and transitioning chronically ill pediatric patients to adult subspecialty care... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1030.02 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4459
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

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1090
Venée N. Tubman, MD, MMSc
She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Suite 1030 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Precious O. Uwaezuoke, FNP
Precious Uwaezuoke provides care as part of the general hematology team and sickle cell team.


Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Tami John has completed training in pediatric blood disorders and cancers and is now obtaining 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... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1700 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-4723

Pulmonology



Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 6019836943
It is an honor to be a pediatrician, to care for children so that they may thrive. As a pediatric pulmonologist, my specific area of interest is pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease.  I enjoy working closely with families and colleagues to deliver the best care... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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.

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1111

Genetic Counselor




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

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700