Albert C. Hergenroeder, MD


  • Texas Medical Center



Adolescent Medicine
Sports Medicine

Phone: 832-822-4887
Fax: 832-825-3689

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Mark Wallace Tower - 11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Chief, Adolescent Medicine Service and Adolescent Medicine Clinic

Texas Children's Hospital

Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Washington School of Medicine fellowship Adolescent Medicine 1986
Duke University Medical Center residency Pediatrics 1983
Duke University Medical Center internship Pediatrics 1981
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1980


I am a board-certified Pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine specialist who has brought a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the care of adolescents and young adults with a variety of conditions, with a special interest in improving the process of safely, effectively and efficiently helping youth and young adults with special health care needs transition from pediatric to adult-based care.  I have provided subspecialty adolescent medicine care for youth with chronic illness and disabilities at Texas Children’s Hospital since 1986. 

Clinical Interests:  

My goal is to provide the best care to adolescents and young adults in an interdisciplinary context.  I provide care to adolescents and young adults with a variety of problems including eating disorders, mental health conditions, menstrual problems and chronic fatigue. 

Organizations and Roles:

I founded and am Program Director for the Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Base Care, holding the 20th annual meeting in 2019.  The conference is attended by patients, families, and an interdisciplinary spectrum of health care professionals, including pediatricians, family medicine, internal medicine, combined medicine-pediatric physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, other health care coordinators/navigators, dietitians, psychologists, counselors, hospital and clinic administrators, public health professionals, and community agency representatives (continuing education credits are offered). Attendance at the conference has grown from 65 participants in its inaugural year (2000) to an average of more than 200 participants annually, plus over 500 registrants at broadcast sites, annually, over the last nine years.  This conference is broadcast live to interdisciplinary graduate programs and Title V agencies across the U.S. (39 sites in 2019), supported by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. It is now coupled with the national Health Care Transition Research Consortium which has chosen to have its annual meeting in conjunction with the transition conference for the 11th consecutive year, bringing the best HCT researchers together to present their work.  

Dr. Hergenroeder has lead the HCT planning efforts at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) since 2004.  He developed the EHR-based Transition Planning Tool (TPT) which was adopted as an Epic Clinical Program in 2014 and is being used by 21 clinical services at TCH. In 2015, the TPT was selected as a Best Practice by the national Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).    

Research Interests

As an adolescent medicine physician interested in the health care transition (HCT) from pediatric to adult-based care, I have contributed to the field of HCT over the past 16 years by scientific publications.  I was also Co-Editor, Health Care Transition: Building a Program for Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Illness and Disability, First Edition, A.C. Hergenroeder & C.M. Wiemann. Springer International AG, 2018. The significance of these publications is that as HCT is a nascent field with little evidence-based HCT programming.  These publications provide guidance for such programs.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Board of Pediatrics Member
American College of Sports Medicine Member
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Member
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Fellow
Society of Pediatric Research Member

Selected Publications

I have 12 peer-reviewed publications on HCT (out of 84 total peer reviewed publications) and presented 27 abstracts on HCT at national meetings over the past 5 years. I have been a visiting professor/invited speaker to discuss HCT at many local, state and national meetings. 

a. Hergenroeder AC, Wiemann CM, Cohen MB. Current Issues in Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care for Youth with Chronic Health Care Needs. J Pediatr. 2015. pii: S0022-3476(15)00861-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.08.005. PMID: 26340879. 

b. Hergenroeder AC, Wiemann CM, Bowman VF. Lessons learned in building a hospital-wide transition program from pediatric to adult-based health care for youth with special health care needs (YSHCN). Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2015 Sep 11. pii: /j/ijamh.ahead-of-print/ijamh-2015-0048/ijamh-2015-0048.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2015-0048. PMID: 26360495. 

c. Wiemann CM, Hergenroeder AC. Employing Healthcare Transition Planning Tools. In: AC Hergenroeder and CM Wiemann (Eds.) Health Care Transition: Building a Program 

for Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Illness and Disability, First Edition, A.C. Hergenroeder & C.M. Wiemann, (eds). Springer International AG, 2018: 129-138. 

d. Wiemann CM, Graham CG, Garland BH, Hergenroeder AC, Raphael JL, Sanchez-Fournier BE, Benavides J, Warren LJ. Development of a group-based, peer-mentor intervention to promote disease self-management skills among youth with chronic medical conditions. J Pediatr Nurs. 2019 Jun 10;48:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2019.05.013. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:31195183. 

e. Hergenroeder A, Moodie D, Penny D, Wiemann C, Sanchez-Fournier B, Moore L, Head J. Functional Classification of Heart Failure Before and After Implementing a Health Care Transition Program for Youth and Young Adults Transferring from a Pediatric to an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinics, Congenital Heart Dis. 2018 Mar 15. doi: 10.1111/chd.12604. 

Research support in Health Care Transition: (past 5 years) 

HRSA, Innovative Model for Facilitating Adult Services through Transition (AIM FAST) for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). Award No. 1 D70MC23045-01-00, September 1, 2011-August 31, 2015, PI, $259,500. 

Texas Department of State Health Services, Title V Transition Project, September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015, PI, $300,000.  Demonstration project to improve the infrastructure of health care transition services. 

Baxter Foundation, Using a Youth-Centered Social Media Communication Platform to Facilitate Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs. PI, 04/01/16 - 03/31/18; $100,000. 

HRSA, Project IMPAACT – Innovative Mentor Program for Achieving Autonomy and Competence in Transition, Co-I, April 1, 2017-March 31, 2020; $900,000. 

HRSA, An Intervention to Promote Autonomy and Competence in Transition-Aged Youth (IPACT), PI, July 1, 2020 - June30,2023; $900,000. 

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1986-present Founding Chief, Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) 

1991-1997 Adolescent Medicine Examination Committee, American Board of Pediatrics 

1994-1997 Editor, Adolescent Health Update, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 

1994-1997 Executive Board of Directors, Society for Adolescent Medicine 

1997-2012 Project Director, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Training Program, Maternal and Child Health Bureau / Health Resources and Services Administration, Dept. of Health and Human Services, $5,161,000  

2001-present Founding Member, Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) Medical Advisory Committee.  

2001-present Section Editor, Primary Care Sports Medicine, UpToDate Electronic textbook  

2005-present Member, Texas Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Steering Committee 

2002-present Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, BCM 

2003-2008 Sports Medicine Examination Committee. American Board of Pediatrics. 

2010 Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., Presidential Award for Excellence in Education, BCM 

2012  AAP Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness Thomas Shaffer E. Award 

2016-present Elected Member, Pediatric Academic Societies 

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