Suratha Elango, MD, MSHP, FAAP

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Public Health Pediatrics

Phone: 832-828-1005

Contact Information

Texas Children’s Health Plan Center for Children and Women - Southwest
9700 Bissonnet, Suite 1000W
Houston, TX 77036
United States

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Pennsylvania masters Master of Science in Health Policy 2016
University of California San Francisco residency Pediatrics 2013
UT Southwestern Medical School medical school Doctor of Medicine 2010


Dr. Elango is a primary care pediatrician who is passionate about improving the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families through cross-sector initiatives utilizing systems and design thinking. She is currently focused on a place-based capacity building initiative to achieve health equity in the East Harris County region, as well as expanding the role of pediatric practices.  Dr. Elango works clinically at the Center for Children and Women Southwest.

Clinical Interests:

Prevention, underserved populations

Research Interests:

Social determinants of health, systems and design thinking


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
Texas Pediatric Society Member

Selected Publications

Elango S, Szymczak JE, Bennett IM, Beidas RS, Werner RM. Changing Antibiotic Prescribing in a Primary Care Network: The Role of Readiness to Change and Group Dynamics in Success. Am J Med Qual 2018 Mar/Apr;33(2):154-161.

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