Meet Our Team


Department of Pediatrics


Mary E. Aitken, MD, MPH, Physician-in-Chief

Mary E. Aitken, MD, MPH,  is Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at McGovern Medical school and Physician-in-Chief at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. She holds the Dan L Duncan Distinguished University Chair in Pediatrics. She is a member of the Division of Community and General Pediatrics. Areas of Expertise include General Pediatrics, Childhood Injury Epidemiology and Prevention.


Residency Program


Emma A. Omoruyi, MD, MPH

Emma A. Omoruyi, MD, MPH, Pediatric Residency Program Director

Emma A. Omoruyi, MD, MPH is an attending physician in the Division of Community and General Pediatrics. Her areas of interest include curriculum development/assessment, health equity, leadership development, resilience and mentorship.


Michelle S. Barratt, M.D., M.P.H.

Michelle S. Barratt, MD, MPH, Associate Program Director

Michelle S. Barratt, MD, MPH is in the division of Community and General Pediatrics working primarily at the UTP Pediatric clinic across the street from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. She is passionate about teaching to teach, communication skills and providing excellent care to her patients alongside learners (medical students and residents).


Monaliza S. Evangelista, M.D.

Monaliza S. Evangelista, MD, Associate Program Director

Monaliza S. Evangelista, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Her areas of interest include medical education, curriculum development, mentorship, advocacy, and global health.


Ankur Kamdar, MD

Ankur A. Kamdar, MD

Ankur Kamdar, MD is the Director in the Division of Rheumatology. His areas of interest include medical education, curriculum development and transition medicine.


Chief Residents



Program Coordinators


Shirlene Edwards

Shirlene Edwards, Sr. Residency Coordinator
713-500-5800

Yaki Swanson
Yaki Swanson, Residency Program Coordinator II
713-500-5730