Our people

Executive leadership

Mark A. Wallace
President and CEO

Mr. Wallace has been the CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital since 1989.

As a visionary leader in health care, he led the development of the $575 million, 15-floor state-of-the-art Pavilion for Women, the first facility of its kind to offer the full continuum of care to women, mothers and babies – all under one roof. The opening of the Pavilion for Women is just the latest milestone in Mr. Wallace’s tenure as leader of Texas Children’s.

Dr. Michael Belfort Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief

Medical Director, Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women

Dr. Belfort, MD, PhD, leads the Pavilion for Women’s outstanding team of physicians, researchers, educators and clinicians. He is also the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. As an internationally recognized expert in maternal fetal medicine and fetal intervention, Dr. Belfort is building a reputation for the Pavilion for Women as a renowned leader in women’s care and fetal and newborn health.

Lynda Tyer-Viola RNC PhD FAAN

Vice President, Women's Services and Professional Development and Research, Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women
Assistant Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Lynda Tyer-Viola RNC PhD FAAN has practiced high-risk obstetrics for over thirty years in multiple settings throughout the United States. Today, she continues this work with Partners in Health globally and with local and national organizations to improve healthcare for women and families.

Healthcare team

Physicians, nurses and healthcare practitioners at the Pavilion for Women and Texas Children's Hospital take a team approach to family-centered care for women, mothers and babies.

Private practices

We’ve also brought together outstanding private OB/GYN groups, including Baylor OB/GYNThe Women's Specialists of Houston and Partners in OB/GYN Care, to practice at the Pavilion for Women.