Our Mission

To educate a diverse body of future physicians and biomedical scientists for a career dedicated to the highest ideals of their profession, to provide outstanding patient-centered care, and to conduct innovative research that benefits the health and well-being of the population of Texas and beyond.

In pursuit of the research mission of the Department of Pediatrics, our internationally renowned Research Vice-Chairs, and Pediatric Research Committee lead our faculty in an extraordinary commitment to quality research.

Pediatric Research Committee

Mary Aitken, MD, MPHMary Aitken, MD, MPH
Alvaro Coronado Munoz, MDAlvaro Coronado Munoz, MD
Tina Findley, MDTina Findley, MD
Syed S. Hashmi, MD, MPH, PhDSyed Hashmi, MD, MPH, PhD
Jacqueline Hecht, PhDJacqueline Hecht, PhD
Gloria Heresi, MDGloria Heresi, MD
Joan Hernandez, MPHJoan Hernandez, MPH
Amir M. Khan, MDAmir Khan, MD
Mary Kay Koenig, MD
Yoshihiro Komatsu, Ph.D.Yoshihiro Komatsu, PhD
Rachel Miller, PhDRachel Miller, PhD
Ricardo Mosquera, MDRicardo Mosquera, MD
Hope Northrup, MDHope Northrup, MD
Dr. RhoadsJ.M. Rhoads, MD
Matthew Rysavy, MD, PhDMatthew Rysavy, MD, PhD
Heather Saavedra, RD/LDHeather Saavedra, RD/LD
Joyce P. Samuel, M.D., MSJoyce Samuel, MD, MS