Marla B.K. Sammer, MD


  • Texas Medical Center
  • The Woodlands


Pediatric Radiology

Phone: 936-267-7400

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77384
United States

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Pediatric Radiologist

Texas Children's Hospital

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Washington School of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Radiology 2009
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA residency Diagnostic Radiology 2008
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003


Dr. Sammer specializes in Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital and is primarily based at The Woodlands campus. She is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology with additional subspecialty certification (Certificate of Added Qualification) in Pediatric Radiology. Dr. Sammer performs all aspects of Pediatric Radiology with an emphasis on Body Imaging. She has multiple peer reviewed publications, including in Pediatric Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology, and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Awards she has received for research include the Society of Nuclear Medicine Pediatric Imaging Council Young Investigator Award, and recognition from the RSNA, ARRS, and the University of Washington. Her approach to patient care is to provide appropriate and accurate imaging in a convenient and family friendly environment.

Clinical Interests:

Multimodality Body imaging.  Body and Pelvic MRI, Fluoroscopy 

Research Interests:

Patient experience, safety, and quality.  Informatics.


Organization Name Role
Alpha Omega Alpha Member
American College of Radiology (ACR) Member
Children’s Oncology Group Member
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Member
Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) Member

Selected Publications

Ngo AV, Friedman SD, Darling S, Sammer M, Chapman T. Voiding cystourethrography revisited: descriptive statistics for the detection of vesicoureteral reflux. AJR 2013 May 200(5):936-8.

Alessio AM, Sammer M, Phillips GS, Manchanda V, Mohr BC, Parisi MT.  Evaluation of optimal acquisition duration or injected activity for pediatric 18F-FDG PET/CT.  J Nucl Med.  2011;52(7)1028-34.

Darling S, Sammer M, Chapman T, Parisi MT.  Physician documentation of fluoroscopy time in voiding cystourethrography reports correlates with lower fluoroscopy times: a surrogate marker of patient radiation exposure.  AJR Am J Roentgenol.  2011;196(6):W777-80.

Sammer M, Shulkin BL, Alessio A, Parisi MT.  Role of Limited Whole-Body PET/CT in Pediatric Lymphoma.  AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;195(5):1047-55. 

Sammer M, Pruthi S.  Membranous croup (Exudative trachetis or membranous laryngotracheobronchitis).  Ped Radiol.  2010:40(5):781.

Sammer M, Wang E, Blackmore CC, Burdick TR, Hollingworth W.  Indeterminate CT angiography in blunt thoracic trauma: is CT angiography enough?  AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007:189(3):603-608.