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Texas Medical Center
West Campus

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Phone: 832-822-5447 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West)
Fax: 832-825-0341


Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
Feigin Center
1102 Bates Avenue, Suite 1860
Houston, TX 77030

Marina Masciale, MD, MPH, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
UT School of Public Health Masters Master of Public Health 2021
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2020
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2018
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2015
Rice University Bachelors Bachelor of Arts 2011


I am a board certified pediatrician specializing in the care of hospitalized children. I have the best job in the world and feel privileged to come to work and take care of patients every day. I have a passion for care of the underserved and social determinants of health. My research is focused on identifying and mitigating barriers in access to care among children from immigrant families.

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric hospital medicine

Research Interests:

Social determinants of health, health disparities, access to care, immigrant health, healthcare provider wellness


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member, Section on Hospital Medicine
Texas Children’s Program for Immigrant and Refugee Child Health (PIRCH) Member
Texas Pediatric Society Member

Selected Publications

Shah MI, Carey JM, Rapp SE, Masciale M, Alcanter WB, Mondragon JA, Camp EA, Prater SJ, Doughty CB. Impact of High-Fidelity Pediatric Simulation on Paramedic Seizure Management. Prehosp Emerg Care 2016;20(4):499-507. doi:10.3109/10903127.2016.1139217.

Masciale M, Lopez MA, Yu X, Domínguez J, Fredricks K, Haq H, Raphael JL, Bocchini C. Public Benefit Use and Social Needs in Hospitalized Children With Undocumented Parents. Pediatrics 2021 Jun 10:e2020021113. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-021113. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34112659.

Masciale M, Dongarwar D, Salihu HM. Predictors of Prolonged Length of Stay in Suicidal Children Transferred to Psychiatric Facilities. Hosp Pediatr 2021 Apr;11(4):366-373. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2020-001230. PMID: 33782014.

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Alpha Omega Alpha - 2020

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