Denise W. Metry, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-822-3720
Fax: 832-825-3722

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Medical School at Houston fellowship Pediatric Dermatology 2000
University of Texas Medical School at Houston residency Dermatology 1999
St. Joseph Hospital Program internship Transitional 1996
University of Texas Medical School at Houston medical school Doctor of Medicine 1995


Dr. Metry has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of children with vascular birthmarks, particularly infantile hemangiomas and PHACE syndrome. She is a founding member of the Hemangioma Investigator Group, an international physician working group established in 2000 to promote hemangioma research and education. She is the author of over 100 manuscripts and book chapters dedicated to furthering our understanding of vascular birthmarks. She has also lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. She hosted the first PHACE research and family meeting at Texas Children's in 2008, from which diagnostic criteria for the syndrome were established. Recently she has extended her passion to international mission work, having traveled to underserved parts of Asia and Africa to provide hemangioma education. Dr. Metry has longstanding expertise in both medical and laser care for vascular birthmarks, including propranolol for hemangiomas, and is dedicated to providing compassionate care for her patients and their families.


Organization Name Role
Hemangioma Investigator Group (HIG) Founding Member
International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) Member
National Organization for Vascular Anomalies (NOVA) & Vascular Birthmark Foundation (VBF) Physician-Patient Liason for PHACE Syndrome
Pediatric Dermatology Journal Editorial Board Member
Society of Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) Executive Board Member and Vice?Chair, Communications

Selected Publications

Metry D, Frieden IJ, Hess C, et al. Propranolol use in PHACE syndrome with cervical and intracranial arterial anomalies: collective experience in 32 infants. Pediatric Dermatology 2013 Jan-Feb;30(1):71-89.