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West Campus
Specialty Care

Phone: 832-822-1750 (West Campus) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)


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

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

Thara R. Bala, MD, MHA

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Health Science Center/McGovern Medical School—Houston Fellowship Child Neurology 2016
University of Houston – Clear Lake Masters Masters in Healthcare Administration 2013
Louisiana State University Residency Pediatrics 2011
St. George’s University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2008


I believe that quality of care and positive health outcomes are of the utmost importance when it comes to the evaluation and management of our children.   I strive to build compassionate relationships with my patients and their families and to actively seek their input when creating a diagnostic and treatment plan suitable to an individual child.  Education and anticipatory guidance play a critical role in management of many chronic neurological conditions, and it should be part of every patient visit.  By ensuring an open and honest dialogue with my patients and their families, I hope to provide high quality care and to promote optimal health outcomes for my patients.

Clinical Interests:

General Pediatric Neurology; Epilepsy, Tics/Tourette Syndrome, Headaches, Concussion, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delay

Research Interests:

Quality Improvement in Health Care


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

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