Andrea T. Cruz, MD, MPH

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Emergency Medicine

Phone: 832-824-5497
Fax: 832-825-5424

Contact Information

6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Research Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas at Houston masters 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.


Organization Name Role
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