Bryan S. Vartabedian, MD

Location

  • The Woodlands

Specialty

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Phone: 936-267-7555
Fax: 936-267-7922

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Orange Pod
The Woodlands, TX 77384
United States
Texas

Director, Community Medicine

Texas Children's Hospital


Attending Physician, Texas Children's Hospital

Education

School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology 1996
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 1994
Baylor College of Medicine internship Pediatrics 1992
University of Massachusetts Medical School medical school Doctor of Medicine 1991

About

Dr. Bryan Vartabedian is the Director of Community Medicine for the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. He has spent 20 years in full-time clinical practice and currently sees patients at Texas Children's Hospital | The Woodlands. Passionate about communication and patient education, he is best known for his exam room 'whiteboard sessions' that are part of every evaluation. Summarizing patient treatment plans with bullet points, arrows and summary lists, his novel method has been written about and adopted in clinics far beyond Texas Children’s Hospital. Patients and parents routinely photograph his 'works of art' as a means of remembering what was discussed.

Dr Vartabedian is passionate about the translation of medical information for parents. He is the author of Looking Out for Number Two – A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Poo, Gas and and Other Things That Come Out of Your Baby (HarperWave, 2017) and Colic Solved – The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Screaming, Difficult-to-Soothe Baby (Ballantine/Random House, 2007).

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. V has called Houston home since 1991. He is married and has two teenage children and one crazy Australian Labradoodle.

Organization

Organization Name Role
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member

Selected Publications

Vartabedian, Bryan.  Looking Out for Number Two – A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Poo, Gas and and Other Things That Come Out of Your Baby (HarperWave, 2017).

Vartabedian, Bryan.  Colic Solved – The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Screaming, Difficult-to-Soothe Baby (Ballantine/Random House, 2007).

Chiang AL, Vartabedian B, Spiegel B.  Harnessing the Hashtag: A Standard Approach to GI Dialogue on Social Media.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 2016 Aug;111(8):1082-4. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.259. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

Vartabedian B.  Online reviews, pediatricians, and the democratization of the parental voice.  Pediatrics 2014 Oct;134(4):e1169-70. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2351. Epub 2014 Sep 22. 
  
McGowan BS, Wasko M, Vartabedian BS, Miller RS, Freiherr DD, Abdolrasulnia M.  Understanding the factors that influence the adoption and meaningful use of social media by physicians to share medical information.. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2012 Sep 24;14(5):e117. 
 
Vartabedian BS, Amos E, Baruch J.  Anonymous physician blogging. Virtual Mentor 2011 Jul 1;13(7):440-7. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2011.13.7.ccas3-1107. 

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