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Texas Medical Center
The Woodlands

Phone: 832-822-4280


Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Chaya N. Murali, MD

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Residency Pediatrics/Medical Genetics 2018
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2014


My aim is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to children with various chronic medical and neurodevelopmental issues that may have a genetic cause. I take a thorough approach to evaluating my patients and do my best to explain genetic concepts in ways that families can understand. My goal is to increase genetic knowledge in my patients and their families, and empower and enable them to meet families experiencing similar issues and advocate for their children.

Clinical Interests:

General Genetics, Dysmorphology, and Skeletal Dysplasia

Research Interests:

Quality of life, patient-reported outcomes, natural history, and genetics education


Organization Name Role
American College of Medical Genetics Member

Selected Publications

Murali CN, Cuthbertson D, Slater B, Nguyen D, Turner A, Harris G, Sutton VR, Lee B, Nagamani SCS. Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument is a Useful Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for Physical Function in Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Genetics in Medicine 2020.

Murali CN, McDonald-McGinn DM, Wenger TL, McDougall C, Stroup BM, Sheppard SE, Taylor J, Bartlett SP, Bhoj EJ, Zackai EH, Santani A. Muenke syndrome: Medical and surgical comorbidities and long-term management. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 2019.

Murali C, Li D, Grand K, Hakonarson H, Bhoj E. Isolated vocal cord paralysis in two siblings with compound heterozygous variants in MUSK: Expanding the phenotypic spectrum. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 2019.

Murali C, Fernbach SD, Potocki L. Handing the pen to the patient: reflective writing for children and families affected by genetic conditions. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 2014.

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Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society

2020 Richard King Trainee Award

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