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Critical Care


Texas Medical Center

Critical Care, Pediatric Medicine
Phone: 832-826-6230


6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Fernando Stein, MD

Interim Chief of Staff


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 1980
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 1979
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Pediatrics 1977
Univ de San Carlos de Guatemala Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1975


Dr. Stein is a practicing pediatrics and critical care specialist delivering bedside care for the past 35 years in Houston, Texas. A native of Guatemala, Dr. Stein completed his specialty and subspecialty training at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated institutions. He is a founding member of the Section of Critical Care, the Council of Sections Management Committee and the Committee on Membership of the AAP. He is one of the original members of the taskforce on minorities. As a member of the technical advisors of the Pan American Health Organization for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI), he has been extremely active in advocacy for children in impoverished environments at the global level. He is a leader in the area of chronically-ill children as survivors of intensive care. More than 1300 residents have rotated through the unit he has directed for the past 35 years. Residents under Dr. Stein's Progressive Care Unitlearn the intricacies of caring for children with technological dependency and the complexities of chronic care, re-imbursement and social and educational re-incorporation of this ever-increasing group of patients. His areas of research have included patient and family communications in clinical environments and mechanisms of death in children with severe neurologic disabilities. Dr. Stein is Honorary Member of 12 International Medical Societies and has received more than 30 honors and awards for his educational contributions, including the Clifford Grulee Award presented by the AAP "for extraordinary service and commitment to the cause of children."


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
Houston Pediatric Society Member
Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member
Texas Pediatric Society Member

Selected Publications

Co-Editor, "Fundamentals of Pediatric Critical Care". Society of Critical Care, 2008.

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