Bindi J. Naik-Mathuria, MD, MPH


  • Texas Medical Center



General Surgery
Pediatric Surgery

Phone: 832-822-3135
Fax: 832-825-3141

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Attending Surgeon, Trauma Medical Director, Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health masters Masters in Public Health 2018
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Surgical Critical Care Fellowship 2012
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles fellowship Pediatric Surgery 2011
Baylor College of Medicine residency General Surgery 2009
Baylor College of Medicine research fellow Research Fellowship 2007
Texas A & M Health Science Center medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003


Dr. Naik-Mathuria was born in Mombasa, Kenya, a small town where her parents practiced family medicine for many years. Ever since she can recall, she has wanted to be a doctor like her parents, and to help children. She and her family moved to Houston when she was 14 years old, and she graduated from Clements High School in Sugar Land. The majority of her surgical training has been at Baylor College of Medicine, and she very much considers herself a native Houstonian.

Dr. Naik-Mathuria is certified in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She is experienced in all aspects of neonatal and pediatric general surgery, with specialization in pediatric oncologic (cancer) surgery and pediatric trauma. She is passionate about helping all babies and children who need surgery, especially injured children and children with cancer.

Dr. Naik-Mathuria is the Trauma Medical Director at Texas Children’s Hospital, which is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. She is an avid clinical researcher, with particular interests in clinical outcomes, quality improvement, injury prevention, public health, and comparative effectiveness research to determine the best way to take care of her patients. She leads a national multicenter collaboration to determine the optimal management of pancreatic injuries in children. Her research interests also include improving surgical education and escalating global pediatric surgical and trauma care. She is a strong advocate for child safety and health.

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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American College of Surgeons Fellow
American Pediatric Surgical Association Member
Pediatric Trauma Society Board Member

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