Our Team


Clinical & Research Interests: Dr. Aldave’s clinical interests include maximizing the safe treatment of pediatric brain tumors and how to improve patients’ clinical outcomes and quality of life.  His research interests include the use of oncolytic virus in the treatment of high grade pediatric… read more
Phone: 832-822-3950
Dr. Whitehead’s primary clinical interests relate to the treatment of hydrocephalus, complex shunt problems, spina bifida and other congenital malformations of the nervous system, brain and spine tumors, vascular malformations, and skull base diseases.   Dr. Whitehead’s research focuses on… read more
Phone: 832-822-3950

Otolaryngology (ENT)

I am a pediatric otolaryngologist with a subspecialty focus in complex sinonasal diseases, as well as tumors and other disorders of the skull base. My goal is to provide exceptional, comprehensive care for patients and their families. I believe a child’s healing begins with a mutual understanding… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) / 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
My areas of clinical interest include pediatric otolaryngology, and sinusitis. I partner with the Pediatric Neurosurgeons at TCH for the endoscopic removal of pituitary and other midline skull base tumors. A desire to improve processes in health care led me to take and complete a Certificate in… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
Alex D. Sweeney, M.D. is double board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology. He has particular interests in hearing loss, cochlear implantation and skull base tumors. He earned his medical degree and completed residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. Following… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 713-798-6336 (Jamail)
In addition to general pediatric otolaryngology, my primary interest is in pediatric head and neck surgery including acquired and congenital head and neck masses, head and neck cancers, and thyroid disease as well as in the head and neck sequellae of immunocompromise and cancer treatment. My goal… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
I am interested in general pediatric otolaryngology with a subspecialty focus in tumors of the head and neck, benign and malignant masses, and thyroid disease.  My goal is to deliver high quality care through a multidisciplinary team to create healing and supportive inpatient and outpatient… read more
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)


As a parent, I understand how difficult it can be to take your child to the doctor.  My goal is to provide you with the best information possible so that we can plan together what the most appropriate treatment is for your child. Clinical Interests: Diseases of the eyelids:  ptosis, tumors,… read more
Phone: 832-822-3230
Dr. Bhatt's research interests are in the area of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). He is especially interested in the role of VEGF-inhibitors in the treatment of severe ROP. He serves as head of the Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ROP screening… read more
Phone: 832-822-3230
Dr. Herce completed her undergraduate degree with High Honors at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honors society. She went on to complete an internship in… read more
Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (The Woodlands) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)


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

Interventional Radiology

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. Murali Chintagumpala is a Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Program and Co-Director of the Retinoblastoma Program. He oversees all clinical and clinical research activities involving children with brain tumors and solid tumors at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. His specific… read more
Phone: 832-822-4266
Dr. Fatih Okcu's longstanding clinical interest and expertise is in brain tumors and solid tumors. He treats all subtypes of brain tumors, and has a special interest in soft tissue sarcomas, Ewing sarcoma, malignant melanoma and rare pediatric cancers. Dr. Fatih Okcu is a member of the Epidemiology… read more
Phone: 832-822-4242
Dr. Frank Lin is a physician at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Dr. Lin sees patients in the Urgent Care Bay (UCB) of the outpatient clinic. He is a member of the Brain Tumor Program. Dr. Lin is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine where he received his medical… read more
Phone: 832-822-4242
Dr. Surya Rednam developed the Childhood Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic for children who have a hereditary predisposition to cancer under the mentorship of Dr. Sharon Plon. His clinical interests include childhood brain tumors and cancer screening for children with a hereditary… read more
Phone: 832-822-1816
Dr. Rajkumar Venkatramani is the section chief of oncology and the director of clinical business operations for Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. He is an associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and, is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist who is… read more
Phone: 832-824-7955

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Arnold Delacruz Paulino is a radiation oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Visit his MD Anderson faculty profile for more information and publications by Dr. Paulino.
Phone: 713-792-5933


I joined the faculty in Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital in July 2017.  I am particularly interested the care of children with late endocrine effects of cancer therapy and neuroendocrine disease, with particular interest in hypothalamic… read more
Phone: 832-822-3670
Dr. Rona Sonabend's philosophy towards healthcare is combining the science of medicine with the art of care delivery in a patient-centered quality driven manner.  Dr. Sonabend’s clinical interests include caring for children with neuro-endocrine dysfunctions with a specialized interest in… read more
Phone: 832-822-3670

Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Buchanan is a professor of surgery in the plastic surgery division of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He specializes in pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery. Dr. Buchanan earned his medical degree from Medical University of South… read more
Phone: 832-822-3180
Every child is unique, and deserves individualized care in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. I am committed to working closely with families to achieve our mission of offering patient-centered care of the highest quality. It is a true honor to contribute to the medical need of… read more
Phone: 832-822-3180