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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3436


Complex Care Clinic - Main Campus
6700 Fannin Street
Suite 1730
Houston, TX 77030

Traci R. Gonzales, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC


School Education Degree Year
Texas Tech University Health and Sciences Center Masters Master of Science in Nursing 2012
McNeese State University Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2007


If you want to make a difference in the world, make a difference in the life of a child. I firmly believe that we can make lifelong impacts in children by caring and investing in their healthcare and general well-being. I personally have found my passion for medicine includes taking care of children with special needs. Children with complex medical needs often face increased difficulties and barriers throughout their life and healthcare experience. By working together with patients and their families, we can help navigate throughout the journey and ensure each child reaches their maximum potential.

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric pulmonary and sleep conditions, mechanical ventilation, care of the medically complex child, disaster preparedness and recovery, air quality and the effects on the population

Research Interests:

Improvement in patient access and care, care of the medically complex child, disaster preparedness and recovery, pediatric pulmonary conditions 


Organization Name Role
American Lung Association National Volunteer Spokesperson (2017 - Current)
NAPNAP Special Interest Group - Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs Co-chair of Special interest Group (2019 - 2021)
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Member

Selected Publications

Causey J, Gonzales T, Yadav A, Hashmi S, De Jesus-Rojas W, Jon C, Haque I, Johnston R, Stark J, McBeth K, Colasurdo G, Mosquera R. Characteristics and outcomes of children with clinical history of atopic versus non-atopic asthma admitted to a tertiary pediatric intensive care unit. The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal 2018(12); doi 10.2174/1874306401812010021.

Mosquera RA, De Jesus-Rojas W, Stark JM, Yadav A, Jon C, Atkins C, Samuels C, Gonzales T, McBeth K, Hashmi S, Garolalo R, Colasurdo G. Role of prophylactic azithromycin to reduce airway inflammation and mortality in a RSV mouse infection model. Pediatric Pulmonology 2018;1-8.

Cheryl Samuels, Tomika Harris, Traci Gonzales and Ricardo A. Mosquera. The Case for the Use of Nurse Practitioners in Care of Children with Medical Complexity. Children 2017, 4(4), 24; doi:10.3390/children4040024.

De Jesus Rojas W, Samuels CL, Gonzales TR, et al. Use of Nasal Non-Invasive Ventilation with a RAM Cannula in the Outpatient Home Setting. The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal 2017;11:41-46. doi:10.2174/1874306401711010041.

Mosquera RA, Gomez AM, Gonzales T, Samuels CS. Anti-inflammatory effect of prophylactic macrolides on children with chronic lung disease: a protocol for a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open September 2016;6:e012060 doi:10.1136. 

Awards & Honors

2016 Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses: Top 150 Nurses Award Recipient

Daisy Award Recipient  

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