About Us

Faculty, Nurse Practitioners and Staff


A Richardson, Joan

C. Joan Richardson MD
Professor, Chair for Department of Pediatrics, Director Neonatology

A Huff, Monica MD

Monica Huff MD
Associate Professor
Medical Director, Neonatal Nurseries
Medical Director Pediatric Transport Services
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency 

Coon, John MD

John Isaac Coon, MD
Assistant Professor

Fonseca, Rafael MD

Rafael Fonseca MD
Associate Professor
Director, ECMO Program

Franco Fuenmayor, Maria MD

Maria Franco Fuenmayor MD
Assistant Professor

Geary, Cara MD PhD

Cara Geary MD, PhD
Director of Perinatal Hospice

Jain, Sunil MD

Sunil Jain MD
Director, Premature Follow-up Clinic
Co-Director Neonatology Fellowship Program

Malloy, Mike MD

Mullins, Charlie

Charlie Mullins
Charlie Mullins. MD
Assistant Professor
Co-Director Neonatology Fellowship

Rassin, David PhD

David Rassin PhD

Shattuck, Karen

Y Decker, Patty

Patty Decker NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Franks, Pam

Pam Frank,
Pamela G Franks, DNP, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Fridley, Amanda Danielle

Amanda Fridley,
Amanda Fridley, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Koerner, Angela R

Angela Koerner, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Lamotthe, Dana

Dana Lamotthe NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Messer, Brittanie

Julie Carlisle
Brittanie Messer, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Saenz, Wendie Fleur

Wendie Fleur Saenz, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Warnke, Keleigh Amber

Keleigh Warnke, NNP
Nurse Practitioner
Neonatology Fellowship
Irene C. Dillon
Fellowship Program Coordinator
(409) 772-2815
FAX: (409) 772-0744


Excellence in education is a core value for the Department of Pediatrics.

Our faculty participates in the education of all 240+ UTMB medical students, 42 residents, and fellows in two subspecialty programs. In addition, our faculty provide continuing education and faculty development for over 40 full-time faculty and over 100 community-based faculty and preceptors.

We are proud to be contributing to the present and future health of children and families.

Life in Galveston

Much more than a resort town, Galveston has a long, rich history that matches it's beauty and charm...

Life in Clearlake

Best of both worlds 


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Providing access to pediatric primary and specialty patient care to serve the health needs of Texas.

We have a long history of collaborative Pedi research in viral infections, cancer, genetics, asthma and more.

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Physician consultations and referring physicians and important in our mission to provide quality healthcare for all Texans.