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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-5800
Fax: 832-825-5801


6621 Fannin Street
Suite A3300
Houston, TX 77030

Laura Torres, MD

Director, Chronic (Outpatient) Pain Medicine

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Anesthesiology 2000
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Anesthesiology 1994
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 1991
Children's Hospital Boston Residency Pediatrics 1990
Children's Hospital Boston Internship Pediatrics 1989
Harvard Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1988


Dr. Torres is interested in all clinical aspects of pediatric anesthesia cases, particularly neonatal and fetal anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia (particularly fetal interventional procedures), and all pediatric anesthesia cases scheduled in Remote anesthesia sites. Additionally, Dr. Torres focuses on developing house-wide guidelines and policies for optimal procedural sedation and analgesia, and establishing processes to deliver appropriate sedation and analgesia outside the Operating Room.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Society of Anesthesiologists Member
International Anesthesia Research Society Member
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Member
Society for Pediatric Sedation Member

Selected Publications

Hockenberry MJ, McCarthy K, Taylor O, Scarberry M, Franklin Q, Louis CU, Torres L. Managing painful procedures in children with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2011; 33(2):119-127.

* 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.