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West Campus

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Phone: 832-227-1000


18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Julio David Ortiz, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Residency Pediatrics 2019
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2016


I believe that it is a privilege to treat children who are hospitalized and guide their families through the at times scary and unknown trajectory of illness. I value family participation and live by the principle that while the physician is the expert in medicine, parents are the expert in their children. Guided by this principle, I strive to deliver transparent High Value Care from admission to discharge. I am also an advocate for engaging in shared decision making with families and am developing education for both physician and residents.

Clinical Interests:

Shared Decision Making, High Value Care, Diversity in Medicine, Quality Improvement, Medical Education

Research Interests:

Shared Decision Making, Choosing Wisely


Organization Name Role
Academic Pediatric Association Member
American Academy of Pediatrics Member

Selected Publications

Marisol Fernandez, Kathyrn Givens Merkel, Julio D Ortiz, Rachel Downey Quick, Oral Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in Infants Younger Than 60 Days, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, , piz037,


Dr. Hema Desai Pediatric Hospital Medicine Research Pilot Funding award - 2021

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