Ryan W. Himes, MD

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Phone: 832-822-3131
Fax: 832-825-4131

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Clinic Chief, Ambulatory Gastroenterology Clinics

Texas Children's Hospital


Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology 2009
Jersey Shore Medical Center Program residency Pediatrics 2006
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003

About

Dr. Himes' clinical and research activities converge on defining, measuring and improving value-delivery in healthcare. He leads efforts in the section of gastroenterology and within the visceral transplant program to make Texas Children's Hospital a national leader in outcomes transparency and improvement.

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Member
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Clinical Care and Quality Committee

Research Statement

Dr. Himes is a transplant hepatologist whose expertise is in benign and malignant liver tumors in children. His clinical and research activities converge on defining, measuring and improving value-delivery in healthcare. He leads efforts in the Section of Gastroenterology of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and within the Visceral Transplant Program to make Texas Children’s Hospital a national leader in outcomes transparency and improvement.

Selected Publications

Gariepy CE, Heyman MB, Lowe ME, Pohl JF, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Himes R, Husain SZ, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Schwartzenberg SJ, Troendle DM, Yen E, Uc A. The Causal Evaluation of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children: Consensus From the INSPPIRE Group. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2016 Oct 25. (PMID: 27782962).

Himes RW, Barlow SE, Bove K, Quintanilla NM, Sheridan R, Kohli R. Lysosomal Acid Lipase Unmasked in two Children with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Pediatrics 2016 Sep 13. pii: e20160214. (PMID: 27624512).

Patel KR, Bertuch A, Sasa GS, Himes RW, Wu H. Features of Hepatitis in Hepatitis-Associated Aplastic Anemia: Clinical and Histopathological Study.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition published ahead of print 2016 May 30. (doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001271).

Kumar S, Ooi CY, Werlin S, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Lowe ME, Morinville V, Palermo JJ, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Uc A.  Risk Factors Associated With Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Lessons From INSPPIRE.  JAMA Pediatrics 2016 June;170(6):562-9.  (PMID: 27064572).

Techavichit P, Masand PM, Himes RW, Abbas R, Goss JA, Vasudevan SA, Finegold MJ, Heczey A.  Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver (UESL): A Single-Center Experience and Review of the Literature.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology 2016 May;38(4):261-8. (PMID 26925712).

Rana A, Kueht ML, Nicholas SK, Jindra PT, Himes RW, Desai MS, Cotton RT, Galvan NT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA.  Pediatric Liver Transplantation Across the ABO Blood Group Barrier: Is It an Obstacle in the Modern Era?  Journal of American College of Surgeons 2016 Apr;222(4):681-9. (PMID 27016995).

Husain SZ, Morinville V, Pohl J, Abu-El-Haija M, Bellin MD, Freedman S, Hegyi P, Heyman MB, Himes R, Ooi CY, Schwarzenberg SJ, Usatin D, Uc A. Toxic-metabolic risk factors in pediatric pancreatitis: recommendations for diagnosis, management and future research. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2016 Apr;62(4):609-17. (PMID 26594832).

Ting J, Wilson L, Schwarzenberg SJ, Himes R, Barth B, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Husain SZ, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Mbbs CY, Pohl JF, Troendle D, Usatin D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Heyman MB, Uc A. Direct Costs of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children in the INSPPIRE Registry. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2016 Mar;62(3):443-9, (PMID 26704866).

Bissig-Choisat B, Wang L, Legras X, Saha P, Chen L, Bell P, Pankowicz F, Hill M, Barzi M, Kettlun Leyton C, Leung H, Kruse R, Himes R, Goss J, Wilson J, Chan L, Lagor W, Bissig K.  Development and Rescue of Human Familial Hypercholesterolemia in a Xenograft Mouse Model.  Nature Communications 2015 Jun 17;6:7339. (PMID: 26081744).

Schwarzenberg SJ, Bellin M, Husain SZ, Ahuja M, Barth B, Davis H, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MD, Himes R, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Nuehring NE, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Yen E, Uc A.  Pediatric chronic pancreatitis is associated with genetic risk factors and substantial disease burden.  Journal of Pediatrics 2015 Apr;166(4):890-896. (PMID: 25556020).

Ma IT, Rojas Y, Masand PM, Castro EC, Himes RW, Kim ES, Goss JA, Nuchtern JG, Finegold MJ, Thompson PA, Vasudevan SA.  Focal nodular hyperplasia in children: an institutional experience with review of the literature.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2015 Mar;50(3):382-7. (PMID 25746693).

Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Ahuja M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Davis H, Durie PR, Finley B, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain S, Kumar S, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Yen E, Uc A. Design and implementation of INSPPIRE.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2014 Sep;59(3):360-4.  (PMID: 24824361).

Morinville VD, Husain SZ, Bai H, Barth B, Alhosh R, Durie PR, Freedman SD, Himes R, Lowe ME, Pohl J, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Uc A; on behalf of the INSPPIRE Group. Definitions of pediatric pancreatitis and survey of current clinical practices: report from INSPPIRE (International Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a Cure). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2012 Sep;55(3):261-5. (PMID: 22357117).