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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-0938


1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570
Houston, TX 77030

Heather A. Haq, MD, MHS

Chief Medical Officer, Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital

Attending Physician, Pediatric Hospital Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics, Child Global Health 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2013
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Masters Master of Health Science, International Public Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions 2008
McGill University Bachelors Bachelor of Arts, International Development Studies, Medical Anthropology 2006


Dr. Heather Haq is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Chief Medical Officer for the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital. She also cares for children as a pediatric hospitalist at Texas Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Haq is a highly-qualified champion for global child health. She received her undergraduate degree from McGill University with a major in international development, completed her Master of Health Science degree in international public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her four-year Pediatrics/Child Global Health residency at Baylor College of Medicine, including clinical training in Uganda, and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics. 

Dr. Haq has worked in the international public health sector for over a decade. She has experience in caring for children living with HIV/AIDs in Uganda; leading community-based public health programming; developing curricula for various cadres of health care workers, including training for community health workers; and designing health communication strategies in low- and middle-income countries. She is a national leader in global health education and promotes best practices to prepare learners from high-income countries for global health experiences in low-resource settings.  

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Hospital Medicine Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on International Child Health Member
Association of Pediatric Program Directors Member

Selected Publications



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