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Texas Medical Center
West Campus

Allergy and Immunology
Phone: 832-227-2280 (West) | 832-824-1319 (Main)
Fax: 832-825-1260
Office Phone


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Filiz Seeborg, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Allergy and Immunology 2003
Hurley Med Cntr/Michigan State Univ Residency Pediatrics 2001
University of Istanbul Residency Pediatrics 1995
Istanbul University-Turkey Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1990
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Pediatrics 1979


My philosophy as an academic physician is guided by the goal of improving the health and well being of children and their families who come to Texas Children's Hospital for help. I try to achieve this goal through excellence in clinical care, facilitation of clinical research that informs best practices in the care of patients, and teaching future physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to practice and implement best practices that improve patient outcomes. Combining expert medical assessment and treatment with relationship-centered care that helps patients to understand and cope with their conditions is essential. I believe that excellence in clinical care requires intellectual rigor, keen observation, empathic communication, an understanding of the context in which the patient lives, and consideration of the individual patient as the center of care.

Providing this type of excellent care, teaching future clinicians how to practice excellence in clinical care, and creating new knowledge about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of new and complex health conditions such as primary immunodeficiency diseases requires innovative models of care that are responsive to the needs of individual patients and the trends in epidemiology and outcomes of these conditions. I have devoted my career to developing, implementing, and sharing such models. I believe that with help of my colleagues in the Section of Immunology Allergy and Rheumatology I am able to make progress achieving my goals for our patients with complex immunologic and allergic diseases.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Member
BPSA Student Mentor Program Member
Clinical Immunology Society Member
Secondary Immunodeficiency Committee, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Member
Texas Children's Hospital Diversity Council Member

Selected Publications

Bayer D, Martinez C, Forbes L, Hanson IC, Bellini W, Leduc M, Yang Y, Eng C, Patel A, Gibbs R, Baker M, Lupski J, Orange JS, Seeborg FO, Stray-Pedersen A. Vaccine-Associated Varicella and Rubella Infections in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency with Isolated CD4 Lymphocytopenia and Mutations in IL-7R Detected by Tandom Whole Exome Sequencing and Chromosomal Microarray. Clinical &Experimental Immunology 2014: Dec; 178(3): 459-69.

Patient and Family Comments

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