Kwabena O. Sarpong, MD, MPH, FAAP

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-6522
Fax: 832-825-0350

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Wallace Tower, 17th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Associate Medical Director –Texas Children’s Health Plan

Texas Children's Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology medical school Doctor of Medicine 1997
Harlem Hospital Center internship Pediatrics 2003
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York residency Pediatrics 2005
University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health Division of Policy masters Master of Public Health 2011


To provide care and advocate for the vulnerable population using evidenced based and peer reviewed data.

Clinical Interests:

Child Maltreatment

Accurate Clinical Decision Making


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
Texas Pediatric Society Member; Member Section of Child Abuse and Neglect
The Ray E. Helfer Society Member

Selected Publications

Culotta PA, Isaac R, Sarpong K, Chandy B, Cruz A, Donaruma-Kwoh M.  Nasal erosion as an uncommon sign of child abuse. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 May;108:95-99.

Block SL, Klein NP, Sarpong K, Russell S, Fling J, Petrecz M, Flores S, Xu J, Liu G, Stek JE, Foglia G, Lee AW.  Lot-to-lot Consistency, Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of an Investigational Hexavalent Vaccine in US Infants.  Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Feb;36(2):202-208.

Berenson AB, Rahman M, Hirth JM, Rupp RE, Sarpong KO. A brief educational intervention increases providers' human papillomavirus vaccine knowledge. HumVaccin Immunother 2015 Jun 3; 11(6):1331-6.

Berenson AB, Male E, Lee TG, Barrett A, Sarpong KO, Rupp RE, Rahman M.  Assessing the need for and acceptability of a free-of-charge postpartum HPV vaccination program. Am J Obste Gynecol Volume 210, Issue 3, March 2014, Pages 213.e1–213.e7.

Berenson AB, Hirth JM, Rahman M, Laz TH, Rupp RE, Sarpong KO.  Maternal and infant outcomes among women vaccinate against pertussis during pregnancy.  Hum Vaccin Immunother 2016 Mar 22:0.