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Phone: 832-824-1319
Fax: 832-825-1260


6701 Fannin Street
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Marietta M. De Guzman, MD

Clinic Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology Center

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Brown University Residency Pediatrics 1996
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Rheumatology 1995
University of Santo Tomas Residency Pediatrics 1991
University of Santo Tomas Residency Pediatrics 1990
University of Santo Tomas Internship Rotating Internship 1986
University of Santo Tomas Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1985


As clinic chief of the Pediatric Rheumatology Center of Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. de Guzman has worked to redefine the elements of maintaining excellent, relevant and up-to-date care of children and adolescents with arthritis, lupus and lupus spectrum diseases, systemic vasculitis, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, autoinflammatory disorders and other rheumatologic conditions. Her dedicated and highly skilled team of pediatric rheumatologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social worker, nutritionist, child life specialists and administrative staff have the unwavering dedication and commitment to deliver prompt, compassionate and best possible care to these group of patients and their families.

Dr. de Guzman and her team established a dedicated clinic for children and adolescents with systemic lupus, with the goal of not only providing excellent and comprehensive patient care but to develop and strengthen education and research of this systemic autoimmune disease.  Dr. de Guzman also envisions the establishment of vasculitis clinic as well as a long term follow-up clinic (e.g. for patients who received biologic agents) at Texas Children's Hospital.

Education has been one of Dr. de Guzman's passions and she is committed to providing learning and teaching in pediatric rheumatology.  Dr. de Guzman maintains a teaching and professional relationship with several institutions and organizations in Asia. It has been her mission that Pediatric Rheumatology be known globally and that Texas Children's Hospital is an excellent venue for such a mission.


Organization Name Role
American College of Rheumatology Fellow; Member
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow; Member, Section of Pediatric Rheumatology
Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Member
Childhood Myositis Heterogeneity Collaborative Study Group Member
Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG) Member

Selected Publications

Askenazi A, Myones B, Kamdar A, Warren R, Perez M, De Guzman M, Minta A, Hicks M, Kale A. Outcomes of children with proliferative lupus nephritis: the role of protocol renal biopsy. Pediatric Nephrology 2007; 22:981-986.

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