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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3436
Fax: 832-825-9005


Complex Care Clinic - Main Campus
6700 Fannin Street
Suite 1730
Houston, TX 77030

Jesus-Martin Maldonado-Duran, MD

Psychiatrist, Complex Care Program

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Paris XIII Other Diplomate in infant psychopathology 1994
Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry Other Family Therapy Externship 1987
CF Memorial Hospital Fellowship Psychiatry 1986
CF Memorial Hospital Residency Psychiatry 1984
Instituto Politecnico Nacional Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1979


My philosophy of care is to provide the best possible psychological, behavioral and emotional interventions for children and families. The interventions have to be flexible, and acceptable to the child and family from the cultural point of view, tailored to the uniqueness of each child and family . Also, it is important to take into account the psychosocial milieu of the child, e.g. the psychosocial circumstances and stress factors, risk and protective elements. The interventions should be adapted to each patient/family.

Clinical Interests:

I am interested in infant emotional and behavioral difficulties, as well as those of young children, school age children and adolescents. I am interested in understanding individual and family resilience. Also, in providing comprehensive interventions that fit the “real world” of the patient/family. Another interest is how culture informs parental beliefs, child rearing strategies and what parents want for their children as they grow up. The third area of interest is early intervention in child mental health, from the time of pregnancy and in early childhood. Finally, I am also very interested in issues of embodiment of the mind, of the self, and conditions that involve intense mind body interactions, such as psychosomatic disorders, somatization and the somatic expression of distress in children, adolescents and adults.

Research Interests:

My research has involved patterns of psychopathology in infants and parent infant relational problems. Patterns of psychopathology during pregnancy in men and women, and  also what is resilience in children and families. 


Organization Name Role
European Association of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology Member
World Association for Infant Mental Health Member

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