Andrea T. Cruz, MD
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Research Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
|University of Texas at Houston||other||Master of Public Health||2009|
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||Pediatric Emergency Medicine||2005|
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||Pediatric Infectious Disease||2005|
|Baylor College of Medicine||residency||Pediatrics||2004|
|Baylor College of Medicine||internship||Pediatrics||2002|
|Vanderbilt University||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||2001|
Dr. Cruz completed fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric infectious diseases, as well as an MPH in epidemiology with a focus on global health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is research chief for pediatric emergency medicine (PEM), focusing on advancing the clinical research within PEM by fellows and faculty, as well as assisting in establishing collaborations with colleagues within and outside of the Department of Pediatrics. She is the co-site principal investigator for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), a network of 18 academic tertiary care pediatric emergency departments throughout the United States. Her personal research interests include diagnosis of infectious diseases in the emergency department, optimizing the treatment of septic shock, and childhood tuberculosis.
Utilizing a core set of strategies, the Emergency Services department is committed to our vision of improving the health outcomes of all children in emergent and urgent care settings. Additionally, we endeavor to fulfill our mission of providing the highest quality care, experience, education, research, advocacy and value.
Dr. Cruz only sees patients in the Emergency Center and in the Children's Tuberculosis Clinic at Texas Children's Hospital. Appointments in TB Clinic need to be arranged through a child's primary care provider or the health department. Parents cannot self-refer to the TB Clinic.
|American Academy of Pediatrics||Member|
|American Board of Pediatrics||Member|
|American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board in Infectious Diseases, Sub-board in Emergency Medicine||Member|
|American College of Emergency Physicians||Member|
|International Union of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease||Member|
Cruz AT, Starke JR. A current review of infection control for childhood tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2011 Dec;91 Suppl 1:S11-5. Epub 2011 Nov 11. Review. PMID: 22079589.