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Texas Medical Center

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Phone: 832-824-5447
Fax: 832-825-0341


Feigin Center
1102 Bates Avenue, Suite 1860
Houston, TX 77030

Kathryn Elizabeth Ban, MD

Medical Director – Pediatric Hospital Medicine (West Campus)

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


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Southwestern Residency Pediatrics 2010
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2007


Dr. Ban is a pediatric hospitalist who is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She strives to provide all of her patients with high quality, evidence-based care. “I believe that open communication and the incorporation of patients’ and caregivers’ values into the care plan results in better compliance, improved outcomes and overall higher patient/family satisfaction,” she says. Dr. Ban is also a strong proponent of a team-based approach to patient care and values the input of other pediatric subspecialists, therapists, dieticians and nurses in a patient’s care plan. 

Clinical Interests

High value care 

Antimicrobial stewardship 

Medical education 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow

Selected Publications

Ban K and Bala T. “Seizures,” Pediatric Hospital Medicine: A Case-Based Curriculum and Educational Guide. Editors Melissa G. Cossey, MD and Lauren K. Gambill, MD. American Academy of Pediatrics Publishing. August 2022.

Hadvani T, Ban K, and Darby J. “Promoting Faculty Development in the Practice of Evidence-Based Medicine,” Evidence-Based Medicine: From the Clinician and Educator Perspective. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. February 2022.

Darby J, Singhal G, Halvorson E, Ban K, Russell G, Vachani J, Dean A. Comparison of a Teaching and Nonteaching Service at a Children’s Hospital in the Community. Academic Pediatrics. 2022 04; 22(3):440-446.

Hadvani T, Dutta A, Choy E, Kumar S, Molleda C, Parikh V, Lopez M, Lui K, Ban K, Wallace S. Effectiveness of Modalities to Teach Evidence Based Medicine to Pediatric Clerkship Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Academic Pediatrics. 2021 03; 21(2):375-383.

Wallace S, Ban K, Singh A, Lui L, Molleda I, Orth R, Pierson S, Hess L, Lo H, Koh C, Walker L, Neubauer H, Macias C. Clinical predictors for abnormal renal bladder ultrasound in hospitalized children with a first febrile urinary tract infection. Hospital Pediatrics. 2020 05; 10(5):392-400.

Bochner R, Kuroki R, Lui K, Russell C, Rackovsky E, Piper L, Ban K, Yang K, Mandal P, Mackintosh L, Mirzaian C, Gross E. Variations in Care for Breastfed Infants Admitted to US Children’s Hospitals: A Multicenter Survey of Inpatient Providers. Hospital Pediatrics. 2020 01; 10(1):70-75.


“Best of the West” - Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, First Quarter 2021

Baylor College of Medicine Star Award for Excellence in Patient Care, 2021

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.