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Our staff

Medical staff

The medical staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston consists of physicians and surgeons prominent in their specialties. They are leaders in the fields of orthopaedics, cleft lip and palate, pain management and pediatrics.

Attending physicians also hold teaching appointments to many local colleges and universities. Visiting physicians and surgeons are available as needed to ensure the finest, most up-to-date medical care is available to our patients.

Orthopaedic Surgery
Douglas Barnes, M.D., Chief of Staff
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Allison Scott, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Bradford Urquhart, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Gloria Gogola, M.D.
Pediatric Upper Extremity Surgery

Idris Gharbaoui, M.D.
Pediatric Upper Extremity Surgery

Spine Surgery
Darrell Hanson, M.D.
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Rex Marco, M.D.
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Cleft Lip and Palate
Steven Blackwell, M.D., Director of Cleft Lip and Palate Program
Plastic Surgery

Eric Cole, M.D.
Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery

Ernest Cronin, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

Binoy Chandy, M.D.
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Kamal Busaidy, D.D.S.
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert Lee, D.D.S., M.S.
Orthodontic

Sub-Acute Care and Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
Glendaliz Bosques, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Other Pediatric Specialties
Jacqueline Hecht, Ph.D.
Genetics

Hope Northrup, M.D.
Genetics

Joanne Nguyen, M.D.
Genetics

Laurens Pickard, M.D.
Chest Wall and Thoracic Surgery

Mary Ruppe, M.D.
Endocrinology, Metabolic and Rickets

Additional Services
Diana Rickard, M.D.
General Pediatrics

Melanie Lux, M.D.
Anesthesiology

Sudha Vakamudi, M.D.
Anesthesiology

Walter Meyer, M.D.
Psychiatry

Laura Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Psychology