Robert C. Orth, MD, PhD


  • Texas Medical Center


Pediatric Radiology

Phone: 832-824-7237
Fax: 832-825-0160

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Chief Quality Officer and Division Chief of Body Radiology

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center fellowship Pediatric Radiology 2009
University of California, San Diego residency Diagnostic Radiology 2008
Aurora Health Care Program internship Transitional 2004
University of Texas Medical School at Houston postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy 2003
University of Texas at Houston medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003


Dr. Orth is the Chief Quality Officer and the Division Chief of Body Radiology. He is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology. His clinical and research interests include pediatric musculoskeletal, genitourinary, and tumor imaging, clinical practice guideline development, and comparative effectiveness research. He is a member of the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital Center for Clinical Effectiveness and serves on several committees charged with the formulation of clinical practice guidelines, aggregation and translation of health information technology, and policy advocacy. He is a member of the Society for Pediatric Radiology's Safety Committee and is actively involved in research and educational initiatives to improve patient safety through judicious use of imaging in children. Dr. Orth performs all aspects of pediatric radiology in addition to multimodality imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine, and interventional musculoskeletal imaging.


Organization Name Role
American Board of Radiology Member
American Roentgen Ray Society Member
Radiological Society of North America Member
Society of Medical Decision Making Member
Society of Nuclear Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Orth RC, Towbin AJ. Acute testicular ischemia caused by incarcerated inguinal hernia.Pediatric Radiology 2012 Feb;42(2):196-200. Epub 2011 Aug 28.