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Meet our team

Meet our team

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, and rehabilitation.

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.

Chief of Staff
Douglas A. Barnes, M.D.

Orthopaedic Service

Orthopaedic Surgery (Lower Limb)
Douglas A. Barnes, M.D.
Allison C. Scott, M.D.
Lindsay P. Stephenson, M.D.

Hand and Upper Limb
Gloria Gogola, M.D.
Charlotte Alexander, M.D.
Matthew Burn, M.D.
Idris Gharbaoui, M.D., Brachial Plexus

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease)
Thomas Parr, M.D.
Lindsay Stephenson, M.D.
Erin Brown, FNP

Spine and Scoliosis
Darrell Hanson, M.D.

Thoracic (Pectus Excatum/Carinatum)
Laurens Pickard, M.D.

Sports Medicine
Alfred Mansour, M.D.

David Rodriguez-Buritica, M.D.  

Prosthetics/Limb Deficiency
Douglas A. Barnes, M.D.
Glendaliz Bosques, M.D.
Joan Fuchs, CPNP

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Glendaliz Bosques, M.D.
Stacey Hall, D.O.
Cheryl Samuels, CPNP

Spina Bifida
Lindsay Stephenson, M.D.
Stacey Hall, D.O.

Douglas Barnes, M.D.
Gloria Gogola, M.D.
Stacey Hall, D.O.
Erin Brown, FNP

Cerebral Palsy
Douglas Barnes, M.D.
Allison Scott, MD
Lindsay Stephenson, M.D.

Cleft Lip and Palate Service

Plastic Surgery 
Steven Blackwell, M.D.
Eric Cole, M.D.
Eric Payne, M.D.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Kamal F. Busaidy, D.D.S., FDSRCS

Orthodontics & Dentistry
Robert Lee, D.D.S. - Orthodontics
Victoria Sullivan, D.D.S. - Pediatric Dentist

Binoy Chandy, M.D.
Joseph Edmonds, M.D.


Melanie Lux, M.D.
Sudha Vakamudi, M.D.
Elise Morvant, M.D.
Mindy Nixon, CRNA
Laura Vitek, CRNA

Medical Genetics
Hope Northrup, M.D.
David Rodriguez-Burtica, M.D.
Jacqueline Hecht, Ph.D.

Psychiatry and psychology
Walter Meyer, M.D.
Nell Schwartz, Ph.D.