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Specialty Care

Academic General Pediatrics
Phone: 346-227-7275 (Clinic) | 832-822-3441 (Main Office)


Texas Children's Hospital Primary Care Practice at Palm Center
5400 Griggs Road
Suite 101
Houston, TX 77021

Harris Health Pasadena Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Linessa Michelle Zuniga, MD, MEd

Pediatric Residency Associate Program Director

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Academic Medicine 2020
University of Houston Masters Master of Education 2019
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2016
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2013


To care for children through the promotion of health and well-being in a holistic and patient centered care model.

Clinical Interests:

Obesity, Preventive Medicine

Research Interests:

Burnout in Medicine

Selected Publications

Zuniga L, Marton S, Schwarzwald H, Giardino A, Barlow S. Staged Treatment for Childhood Obesity in a Medical Home: A Feasibility Study. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 2017: 31527.

Zuniga L, Dewey CM, Turner TL Reshaping the residency environment to enhance education and mitigate burnout, Medical Teacher 2019 41:11, 1323-1326.

Awards & Honors

Baylor College of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction, 2012

Texas Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Resident of the Year, 2015

Baylor College of Medicine House Staff Teaching Excellence Award, 2015

Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program Chief Resident, 2016-2017

Center for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship in Medical Education Fellow Educator Excellence Award, 2020

* 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.