Anna M. Mandalakas, MD


Retrovirology and Global Health

Phone: 832-822-1038
Fax: (832) 825-1281

Director, Global Tuberculosis Program

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Medicine fellowship Epidemiology 2000
Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital fellowship International Child Health 2000
Case Western Reserve University residency Pediatrics 1997
Drexel Univ. Coll. of Med./Hahnemann Univ. Sch. of Med. medical school Doctor of Medicine 1994
American Medical Association


Ninety percent of the world's children are born into less developed countries. Every child born deserves the right to a healthy life in which they can reach their full potential. I am passionate about caring for vulnerable children both in the US and abroad. I am committed to conducting research that will inform policy and improve the lives of children.

I have worked in the field of Global Child Health since the mid-1990s. The lessons that I have learnt caring for vulnerable children overseas have helped me to provide insightful care to vulnerable immigrant children in the US. I have had the privilege and pleasure to work with over a thousand internationally adopted children and their families. I look forward to helping create more amazing families through adoption and caring for the immigrant children fortunate to make their way to the United States.

It is estimated that 200-300 children die each day from Tuberculosis (TB). Each one of these deaths is preventable and represents our failure as a society to protect the health of these children. Our translational research team is working to improve the health and well-being of children affected by TB in the US and abroad. Our research aims to more effectively prevent, diagnose, and treat TB in children and support an ultimate goal of TB elimination as targeted by the WHO.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Health, Founding and Past-chair of the International CATCH program
American Thoracic Association Member
Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas Center for AIDS Research Director, International Research Core
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Member, Child Lung Health working group; New Diagnostics working group
World Health Organization DOTS Expansion working group Member

Selected Publications

Mandalakas AM, Kirchner HL, Gie RP, Walzl G, Schaaf HS, Cotton M, Grewal HM, Hesseling AC. Optimizing the Detection of Recent Tuberculosis Infection in Children in a High TB-HIV Burden Setting.AJRCCM. In Press.