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Texas Medical Center
West Campus
Specialty Care

Phone: 832-822-5046


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1250
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land
15400 Southwest Freeway
Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Shannon McManama DiCarlo, MD

Medical Director, Neurology Service (West Campus)

Medical Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy Clinic, (Main Campus)
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatric Neurology 2014
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2011
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2009
University of Texas at Austin Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Biology 2005


Dr. DiCarlo has been an assistant professor at Texas Children’s Hospital since 2014. Her goals as a physician are to provide comprehensive, compassionate care for a wide range of neurologic issues.

Clinical Interests:

Cerebral Palsy


General Neurology



Organization Name Role
American Academy of Neurology Member
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
Child Neurology Society Member

Selected Publications

Emrick LT, DiCarlo SM. The Expanding Role of Genetics in Cerebral Palsy. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 2020. Volume 31, issue 1.

Shannon DiCarlo, MD and Aloysia Schwabe, MD. (2018). Chapter 554: Cerebral Palsy and Static Encephalopathies. In Rudolph's Pediatrics (Vol. 23e). Ed. Mark W. Kline, MD.

Stowe RC, Pehlivan D, Frederich KE, Lopez MA, DiCarlo SM, Boerwinkle VL. Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis in Children: A report of Two Fatal Cases and Review of the Literature. Pediatric Neurology 2017 May;70:75-79. Epub 2017 Feb 22.

Messinger MM, Misra SN, Clark GD, DiCarlo SM. Evaluation of Safety in Exceeding Maximum Adult Doses of Commonly Used Second-Generation Antepileptic Drugs in Pediatric Patients. Journal for Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2017. Volume 22 no. 4.

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