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West Campus

Phone: 832-227-1370


18200 Katy Freeway
Floor 2
Houston, TX 77094

Mili Vakharia, APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Co-Lead Diabetes Education Care Process Team / Quality Improvement
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas (Houston) Masters Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner 2012
Houston Baptist University Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2006


I am a family nurse practitioner with interest in chronic medical conditions. I strive in providing evidenced based care and shared health decisions involving both patient and family members to deliver successful clinical outcomes. It is also my privilege and utmost duty to provide quality care and support for any child - a parent’s most valuable asset.

Clinical and Research Interests:

Prediabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, childhood obesity, related long term outcomes, and neuroendocrine abnormalities


Organization Name Role
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners – Houston Chapter Chapter President 2019 – 2020

Selected Publications

Vakharia M, Pehlivan D, Hoyos M, Glaze D & Tosur M (2022). New-onset diabetes presenting with hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state in a lean adolescent with atypical Rett syndrome using antipsychotics. Clinical Diabetes. (Accepted, In Press)  

Dei-Tutu S, Vakharia M, Uysal S, et al (2021). Improving psychosocial care to decrease diabetic ketoacidosis in a population with type 1 Diabetes: a series of quality improvement intervention interventions. Abstracts for the T1D Exchange QI Collaborative (T1Dx-QI) Learning Session 2021. November 8–9, 2021. J Diabetes. 2021; 13 (suppl 1):3-17. doi:10.1111/1753-0407.13227  

Schwartz DD, Vakharia M, Uysal S, Hendrix K, Fegan-Bohm K, Lyons S, Sonabend R, Banuelos R, Dei-Tutu S (2021). A Comprehensive System for Identifying Patients with Type 1 Diabetes at Increased Risk for Diabetic Ketoacidosis at Texas Children’s Hospital. Clinical Diabetes. Online Ahead of Print, November 8, 2021.…;

Schwartz DD, Banuelos R, Uysal S, Vakharia M, Hendrix K, Fegan-Bohm K, Lyons S, Sonabend R, Dei-Tutu S (2021). An Automated Risk Index for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes: The RI-DKA. Clinical Diabetes (Accepted, In Press).   

Lam, Niedzwecki, C. M., Daniels, B., Mayer, R. R., Vakharia, M. M., & Jea, A. (2016). Acute spinal cord injury associated with multilevel pediatric idiopathic intervertebral disc calcification: case report. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 17(2), 182–186.…;

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