Surgical Hospitalists

Surgical Hospitalists are Advanced Practice Providers who cover multiple surgical services in the emergency center, inpatient, operative and outpatient settings, working collaboratively with attending physicians to provide efficient, consistent, and excellent patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Main Campus Surgical Hospitalists

Sheree Allen, MSPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is one of several Advanced Practice Providers helping to meet the demands of various high-volume surgical services such as General Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, and…
Phone: 832-824-1000

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Leanne Chang, MPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is one of several Advanced Practice Providers helping to meet the demands of various high-volume surgical services such as General Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, and…
Phone: 832-824-1000

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Susannah Ferguson, PA-C is a Physician Assistant and Clinical Lead of the Advanced Practice Providers in the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is one of several Advanced Practice Providers helping to meet the demands of various high-volume surgical services such as General…
Phone: 832-822-3100

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Ashley Goad is a Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is one of several Advanced Practice Providers on the Surgical Hospitalist service, helping to meet the ever increasing demands of high-volume surgical services such as General Surgery, Plastic…
Phone: 832-824-1000

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Rebecca Guinn, MPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is one of several Advanced Practice Providers on the Surgical Hospitalist service, helping to meet the ever increasing demands of high-volume surgical services such as General Surgery,…
Phone: 832-824-1000

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Karina Valdez is a Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is one of several Advanced Practice Providers on the Surgical Hospitalist service, helping to meet the ever increasing demands of high-volume surgical services such as General Surgery, Plastic…
Phone: 832-824-1000

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West Campus Surgical Hospitalists

Serene, MSPAS, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant and is licensed by the Texas Medical Board. As a Surgical Hospitalist PA, she works alongside a team of Advance Practice Providers who cross-cover General, Orthopedic, ENT, Urology, Plastic Surgery sub-specialties. Her responsibilities include…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Amy Bartholomew, MMSc, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Amy specializes in the care of Otolaryngology patients needing surgical, emergency, and/or inpatient care. She has been a member of the Otolaryngology team at Texas…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Valerie DeGregorio PA-C is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s Hospitals West Campus. She works with the General Surgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology Orthopedic Surgery, Surgical Gynecology and Trauma departments. Valerie cares for patients in…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Kevreonna is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s West Campus. She joined Texas Children’s Hospital in 2021. Her responsibilities include caring for patients in the inpatient setting, first-assisting in the operating room, and seeing surgical consults in the…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Caitlin Justus, MPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. She joined Texas Children’s Hospital in 2014 and pursued a yearlong surgical fellowship program that provided her with specialized training in different facets of…
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Cristina Nicoletta, MPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. She covers five surgical subspecialties including general surgery, plastics, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and urology. She cares for patients in the inpatient setting…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Phane Gesare Otenyo, MSM, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. She joined Texas Children’s Hospital in 2021. She works with a team of providers across surgical subspecialties including General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Orthopedic…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Makayla Phillips, MPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. She joined Texas Children’s Hospital in 2021. Her clinical interest is inpatient care as she loves speaking with families and providing patient-specific needs over the…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Selvin Pulickathottiyil is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s West Campus. He joined Texas Children’s Hospital in 2021. As a surgical hospitalist, he enjoys the versatility of working with various surgical subspecialities which includes General Surgery, ENT…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Anna C. Shafer, MMSc, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s Hospitals West Campus. She joined the Surgical Hospitalist Team at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2015. As a member of the West Campus Surgical Hospitalist team, she works with the General…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Bryan Stoker, MPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with the Surgical Hospitalist team at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. After receiving his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Baylor College of Medicine in 2017, he was accepted into Texas Children’s pediatric surgery fellowship for…
Phone: 832-227-1501

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Aubrey received a Master’s in Community Health Education from the University of New Mexico in 2016 and a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Baylor College of Medicine in 2018. Aubrey completed Texas Children’s Pediatric Surgical Fellowship program for Physician Assistants in 2019. Upon…

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The Woodlands Surgical Hospitalists

I am dedicated to providing a comprehensive specialized care to pediatric patients.  I graduated in 1994 and then earned my Masters in 2012.  I have spent 22 years with pediatric cardiac patients with recent transition to ENT in the Woodlands.  
Phone: 936-267-7400

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It is my goal to compassionately, respectively, and collaboratively facilitate the care for each patient by providing the highest levels of treatment and education. Clinical Interests: Historically, the majority of my clinical interests and experiences have revolved around high quality care for a…
Phone: 936-827-2972

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I believe that making patients and families partners in their own care and providing easy to understand patient education are the cornerstones to achieving the best clinical outcomes. I know that no child wants to be in the hospital, so I strive to make my patients’ experiences here at TCH as fun…
Phone: 936-267-7200

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Rachel is interested in evidence based, patient centered medicine which aims to improve patient outcomes and family care satisfaction. Research Interests: Decreasing inpatient length of stay for gangrenous appendicitis Simulation to improve comfort in treatment of surgical patients Use of…
Phone: 936-267-7200

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I want to provide the highest level of care to each patient in the surgical setting and to help everyone on the operating room team do the same. Clinical Interests: I am interested in all aspects of the surgical care of patients and improving my knowledge in all of the surgical services.…
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Prior to attending University of Texas Medical Branch, I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Health in 2014.  I strive to provide exceptional perioperative care, improve post-surgical outcomes, and build relationships with my patients and their families through…
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I strive to provide a high level of care to each individual patient with compassion and competence. I treat every patient as if they are my family or friend and with the utmost respect. My ultimate goal is to provide a patient-centered environment to children that makes them feel comfortable and…
Phone: 936-267-7200

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Surgical Hospitalists cover the General Surgery, Orthopedics, Plastics, Trauma, Urology, Otolaryngology and Adolescent Gynecology services. Caitlin's responsibilities include caring for patients in the pre and post-operative setting, first assist in OR, inpatient and Emergency Center consults as…
Phone: 936-267-7200

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