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Texas Medical Center
West Campus

Adolescent Medicine
Phone: 832-822-4887 (Main) | 832-227-3350 (West)
Fax: 832-825-3689 (Main) | 832-227-2493 (West)


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, 11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

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

Sharonda Janeya Alston Taylor, MD

Director, Teens Working on Wellness Adolescent Weight Management Clinic


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Adolescent Medicine 2008
University of Texas School of Public Health Professional Education Certificate of Public Health 2007
Children's Hospital at Sinai Residency Pediatrics 2005
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2002


Clinical Focus

  • Obesity
  • Adolescent reproductive health (males and non-surgical gynecology)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Research Interests

  • True cost of incorporating nationally recommendations to treat adolescent obesity in a comprehensive multidisciplinary program
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis, treatment and comorbidity treatment


    Organization Name Role
    American Academy of Pediatrics Member
    Harris County Medical Society Member
    Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Member
    Texas Pediatric Society Member
    The Obesity Society Member

    Selected Publications

    Alston Taylor Sand Hergenroeder AC. Waist circumference predicts increased cardiometabolic risk in normal weight adolescent males. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity June 2011: 6( 2-2): e307-e311 (doi:10.3109/17477166.2011.575149).

    Awards & Honors

    Career Development Award in Adolescent Health from the Society for Adolescent Medicine 2008

    Patient and Family Comments

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.