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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-1620


6701 Fannin Street16th Floor
16th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Lydia Ong, PA-C

Physician Assistant-Certified

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX Bachelors Bachelors of Science in Allied Health Science 1984
University of Houston Bachelors Bachelors of Science in Biology 1980


Clinical Interests:

Evaluation and treatment of childhood tuberculosis.

Research Interests:

Evaluation and treatment of childhood tuberculosis


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Physician Assistants Member
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants Member
Texas Gulf Coast of Physician Assistants Member

Selected Publications

Cruz AT, Ong LT, Starke JR.  Emergency department presentation of children with tuberculosis. Academy Emergency Medicine 2011 Jul; 18 (7): 726-32.

Cruz AT, Ong LT,  Starke JR.  Mycobacterial Infections in Texas children: a 5-year case series. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2010 Aug; 29 98): 772-4.

Cruz AT, Ong LT, Starke JR.  Childhood pleural tuberculosis: a review of 45 cases. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2009 Nov; 28 (11): 981-4.

Munoz FM, Ong LT, Seavy D, Medina D, Correa A. Starke JR.  Tuberculosis among adult visitors of children with suspected tuberculosis and employees at a children’s hospital. Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology 2002 Oct; 23 (10) 568-72.

Aldossary FS, Ong LT, Correa AG, Starke JR.  Treatment of childhood tuberculosis with a six month directly observed regimen of only two weeks of daily therapy. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2002 Feb; 21 (2): 91-7.

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