Reena Isaac, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-6522
Fax: 832-825-0350

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Wallace Tower, 17th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Medical Director, Forensic Nurse Program

Texas Children's Hospital

Medical Director, Harris County Children’s Assessment Center (CAC)

Medical Director, Brazoria County Alliance for Children (BCAC)

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Brown University Program in Medicine fellowship Forensic Pediatrics 2005
Albert Einstein College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2002
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Mexico medical school Doctor of Medicine 1998


Every child deserves to grow and thrive in an environment that fosters his or her greatest potential. A child’s outlook on life is dependent on the intersection of physical, emotional, and social health.

Clinical Interests:

Commercial sexual exploitation of children

Sexual abuse of children

Research Interests:

Abusive head trauma, child trafficking 

News Articles:

Industry combats modern slavery; Hospitals train workers to spot signs of human trafficking 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
Ray Helfer Society Member

Selected Publications

Hymel KP, Wang M, Chinchilli VM, Karst WA, Wilson DF, Dias MS, Herman BE, Carroll CL, Haney SB, Isaac R; Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network (PediBIRN) Investigators. Estimating the probability of abusive head trauma after abuse evaluation. Child Abuse Neglect 2019 Feb; 88:266-274.

Moon LM, Childress KJ, Isaac R, Adeyemi-Fowode O. Medical child abuse: A case presenting as anogenital bleeding of unknown origin in an older child. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecolology 2018 Dec; 31(6): 637-639.

Culotta PA, Isaac R, Sarpong K, Chandy B, Cruz A, Donaruma-Kwoh M. Nasal Erosion as an uncommon sign of child abuse. International Journal Pediatric Otorhinolargyngology 108; 95-99. 2018.

Isaac, R. “Medical Child Abuse.” A Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect. 3rd ed. Springer Publishing Inc. 2018.

Isaac R, Mostabajian S. “Child Trafficking.” Rudolph’s Pediatric Textbook. 23rd ed. 2018.