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Texas Medical Center

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


6621 Fannin Street
Suite A2210
Houston, TX 77030

Brent D. Kaziny, MD

Medical Director of Emergency Management

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Co-Director of the Disaster Domain for the Emergency Medical Services for Children – Innovations and Improvement Center


School Education Degree Year
University of Utah Program Fellowship Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2012
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2008
Tulane University School of Medicine Internship Pediatrics 2006
University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2005


Dr. Brent D. Kaziny completed his medical degree at the University of Texas – Houston, School of Medicine. He started his pediatric intern year at Tulane University, where he received the Hurricane Katrina Code Grey Hero Award for his efforts caring for patients and assisting with the evacuation of Tulane Hospital during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. His experience during Hurricane Katrina ignited his interest in pediatric disaster preparedness.

After completing his intern year, he transferred to Baylor College of Medicine, where he completed his residency training in general pediatrics. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. While in fellowship, Dr. Kaziny served as a team physician for the State of Utah’s Pediatric Strike Team, a pediatric specific disaster response team, and as the American Academy of Pediatrics’ State disaster contact. He was also able to complete a variety of training programs in topics ranging from incident command to radiation emergencies and toxic chemical treatment.

Upon completing fellowship, Dr. Kaziny took a position as an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. He has served as a subject matter expert on the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services curriculum development team for FEMA’s Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Course and continues to serve as the medical director for this course teaching it across the country.

On a national level he serves as the Co-Director of the Disaster Domain for the Emergency Medical Services for Children – Innovations and Improvement Center. At Texas Children’s Hospital he works in the Emergency Center, is Director of All Hazards Preparedness and Response for the Section of Emergency Medicine, and serves as the Medical Director of Emergency Management and Co-Chair of the Emergency Management Committee.

Dr. Kaziny was actively involved in Texas Children’s response to Hurricane Harvey and is currently involved in Texas Children’s response to COVID-19.



Clinical Interests:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response

Selected Publications

Kaziny B, Ed. Chung S, Foltin G, Schonfeld DJ, et al; American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response Topical Collection, Itasca, IL; American Academy of Pediatrics; 2019.

Gubbins N, Kaziny BD. The Importance of Family Reunification in Pediatric Disaster Planning. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine 19. 10.1016/j.cpem.2018.08.007. 2018.

Chu J, Genisca A, Kaziny BD. Concurrent Upper Respiratory Infection and Vulvar Ulcers in a Teenage Girl. Case Report. Pediatrics in Review May 2018.

Kaziny BD and Marek R. “Disaster Preparedness” in Caring for the Hospitalized Child,2nd Edition, D Rauch, J Gershel (eds.). Illinois, American Academy of Pediatrics. November, 2017.

Kaziny BD, Kennedy C, Lehman-Huskamp K, Lozon M, Timm, N. Family Readiness Kit. American Academy of Pediatrics, Children and Disasters Website. Chung S, Dahl-Grove D (eds.). September 2016.

Shim Y, Choi B, Kaziny BD. Pediatric Photo Documentation in the Emergency Department. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine December 2015.

Kosoko A, Kaziny BD. Recognize Pediatric Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Symptoms, Manage Disease. ACEP Now February 2015.

Kaziny BD, The Prehospital Care of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine March 2014.

Kaziny BD and Shah MI. “Technology-Dependent Children” in Prehospital Medicine: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, 2nd Edition, J Brice, D Cone, T Delbridge, B Myers (eds.). National Association of EMS Physicians. September, 2014.

Antomarria A, Kaziny BD, Ethical Issues in Pediatric Emergency Medicine’s Preparation for and Response to Disasters. American Medical Association, Virtual Mentor: Policy Forum, October 2012. PMID: 23351860.

Kaziny BD, “Emergency Medicine”, Texas Children's Hospital Handbook of Pediatrics and Neonatology; Lowry A, Bhakta, K, Nag P (eds.). New York, McGRaw-Hill. May, 2011.

Awards & Honors

Hurricane Katrina Code Grey Hero Award, 2005

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