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West Campus

Emergency Medicine
Fax: 832-825-5425


18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Katherine Leaming-Van Zandt, MD

Medical Director

Director of Patient-Centered Care and Guest Services, Section of Emergency Medicine
Director of Public Relations, Section of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2007 - 2010
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2007
New York Medical College Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2004


Dr. Katherine Leaming-Van Zandt is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and an attending physician in the emergency centers of Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). She, also, serves as the Medical Director of the TCH West Campus Emergency Center.

Dr. Leaming-Van Zandt’s academic interests include relationship-centered communication and patient/caregiver education. In addition to leading a variety of multi-disciplinary committees and quality improvement projects designed to improve EC flow and efficiency, patient experience, and care coordination, Dr. Leaming-Van Zandt has given numerous local, regional, and national lectures on relationship-centered communication and patient/caregiver satisfaction and experience. Dr. Leaming-Van Zandt has, also, contributed to and been interviewed by numerous local, regional, and national media outlets on a variety of medically-relevant topics. She is one of the top physician contributors for the Texas Children’s Hospital Blog, and actively participates in a variety of community-driven and social media events. 

You can follow Dr. Leaming-Van Zandt on Twitter @KayLeaming.

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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American College of Emergency Medicine Physicians Member
Texas Pediatric Society Member

Awards & Honors

Women of Excellence Award, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX, 03/28/2019



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