Texas Medical Center
Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
Marina Masciale, MD, MPH, FAAP
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.
Pediatric hospital medicine
Social determinants of health, health disparities, access to care, immigrant health, healthcare provider wellness
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.
Alpha Omega Alpha - 2020
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