Department of Pediatrics 2020 Annual Report

News of Note

Some of the year's highlights.

New Pediatrics Head

Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MS, will be one of only three female In-Chiefs at U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll hospitals.

Heart Center No. 1 Again

In 2020-21, Texas Children’s ranks fourth among all children’s hospitals nationally.

San Antonio Regional Chair Named

Elumalai Appachi, MD, is also a vice chair of the overall Department of Pediatrics.

Admissions Expands its Scope

The role of Jesus Vallejo, MD, was expanded to Associate Dean for Admissions, Diversity, Equity & Multicultural Affairs at Baylor.

Graduate Medical Education

Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd, was appointed Baylor’s Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education.

Newborn Medicine Gets New Leader

Kristina M. Reber, MD, joins faculty as head of Newborn Medicine.

Psychiatry, Psychology Chiefs Named

Kirti Saxena, MD, was appointed section chief for Psychiatry. Karin Price, PhD, was appointed section chief for Psychology.

Developmental Pediatrics and Autism

Once two separate, yet parallel, centers have merged to reduce inefficiencies and improve the patient experience.

Pulmonary Hypertension Center

The Pulmonary Hypertension Center boasts a new name befitting its status as a comprehensive pediatric care provider.