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Texas Medical Center
West Campus

Pediatric Surgery
Phone: 832-822-2778


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77094

Kristy Rialon, MD

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
The Hospital for Sick Children Fellowship Pediatric Surgery 2018
Duke University Residency General Surgery 2016
Boston Children’s Hospital Research Fellowship Surgery 2013
Harvard Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2008


Dr. Rialon is a board-eligible pediatric surgeon that provides care in all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery.  Her interest in pediatric surgery began as a student at Harvard Medical School.  She completed her general surgery training at Duke University Hospital, and then a pediatric surgery fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  During her residency, she was awarded a research grant from the National Institutes of Health to study pancreatic cancer.  She also subsequently completed a research fellowship in Vascular Anomalies at Boston Children’s Hospital.   

Dr. Rialon is thrilled and grateful to be a part of the Pediatric Surgery Department at Texas Children’s Hospital.  She believes that family involvement is critical to the success of children’s postoperative care, and enjoys working with multidisciplinary teams to improve patient care and outcomes.

Clinical Interests:

Vascular Anomalies Colorectal disease (Anorectal Malformations, Hirschsprung disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy and Thoracoscpoy) Surgical Oncology

Research Interests:

Dr. Rialon has a special interest in the management and treatment of children with vascular malformations and tumors.  She has previously published on outcomes for children with solid tumors and inflammatory bowel disease.  She is actively involved in issues regarding graduate medical education.


Organization Name Role
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Board of Directors
American College of Surgeons Member
American Pediatric Surgical Association Member
Association for Academic Surgery Member
Association of Women Surgeons Member
Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons Member

Selected Publications

Patient and Family Comments

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