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Texas Medical Center

General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Phone: 832-822-2778
Fax: 832-825-3141


Baylor College of Medicine (MS:BCM-288)
Center for Innovations, Quality, Effectiveness & Safety
Holcombe Blvd, Suite 01Y
Houston, TX 77021

Bindi J. Naik-Mathuria, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

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. Bindi Naik-Mathuria is committed to providing the finest patient-oriented care. This vision combines dedication to advanced research, exceptional education, and the development of newer, better treatments and procedures. She is Board Certified in Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. As a pediatric surgeon, she is experienced in treating patients with congenital anomalies, thoracic, and gastrointestinal diseases of childhood primarily using minimally invasive surgical options. She has specialized expertise in the treatment of pediatric trauma and pediatric surgical oncology.

Dr. Naik-Mathuria developed and led the Trauma Medical Director at Texas Children's Hospital, a Pediatric Level I Trauma Center at Texas Children's Hospital since its inception in 2011, bringing it national recognition for research and high-quality care for complex trauma patients. 

Dr. Naik-Mathuria is an avid researcher with interests in health services research and clinical outcomes. She is funded by the CDC with an R01 grant studying the epidemiology of firearm injuries and is a strong advocate for firearm violence reduction. Currently, she has taken a sabbatical from clinical practice at Texas Children's to commit to this research on a full-time basis.  Dr. Naik-Mathuria also leads a large multicenter prospective clinical trial to determine the optimal management of children with pancreatic injuries. Furthermore, inspired by her African upbringing, she is also involved in global surgery, and hopes to narrow the disparities in pediatric surgical care in low resource countries.

News Articles:

Houston Mayor urges Houstonians to have a safe 2019 celebration 

Lawmakers must work as hard as doctors to prevent gun violence [Opinion]

Can New Gun Violence Research Find a Path Around the Political Stalemate?, New York Times, April 2, 2021


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

Selected Publications

Johnson BJ, Webb MW, DeMello AS, Bhalakia AM, Beckworth KL, Wesson DE, Naik-Mathuria B. Pediatrician-driven firearm guidance: is it necessary?  J Pediatr Surg, 2021, May 7:60252, online ahead of print.    

Johnson BL, Todd HF, Vasudevan SA, Nuchtern JG, Patel NV, Naik-Mathuria BJ. Subcutaneous analgesic system versus epidural for post-operative pain control in surgical pediatric oncology patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Oct 6:S0022-3468(20)30690-4.  

DeMello AS, Rosenfeld EH, Whitaker B, Wesson DE, Naik-Mathuria B. Keeping children safe at home: Parent perspectives to firearms safety education delivered by pediatric providers. Southern Med J 2020 May; 113(5): 219-223. 

Cunningham ME, Klug TD, Nuchtern JG, Chintagumpala MM, Venkatramani R, Lubega J, Naik-Mathuria BJGlobal Disparities in Wilms Tumor. J Surg Res. 2020 Mar;247:34-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.10.044. Epub 2019 Dec 3. 

Rosenfeld EH, Johnson B, Wesson DE, Naik-Mathuria B. Understanding non-accidental trauma in the United States: an analysis of the National Trauma DataBank. J Pediatr Surg,2020 April;55(4): 693-697. 

Naik-Mathuria BJ, Rosenfeld EH, Gosain A and the Pancreatic Trauma Study Group (PTSG) Collaborators. Proposed clinical pathway for nonoperative management of high-grade pediatric pancreatic injuries based on a multicenter analysis: A pediatric trauma society collaborative. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Oct;83(4):589-596.  

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