Texas Pediatric Society
The Texas Pediatric Society, the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, believes that the most important resource of the State of Texas is its children, and pledges its efforts to promote their health and welfare. The goal of the Society is that all children in the State attain their full potential for physical, emotional, and social health.

Pediatrics by the Gulf
Annual UTMB sponsored conference

Dr. Amber HairfieldAmber Hairfield DO
Program Director
Chair, Grad. Med. Ed. Comm.
Rodriguez-LienMonica Huff MD
Associate Program Director
Christy L Humphry class=Christy L Humphrey
Residency Program Manager
(409) 747-0534
Blanca Araujo class=Blanca Araujo
Administrative Associate
(409) 772-0192

Resident Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) Awards

Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) Awards


Resident Submissions
Evidence-Based Medicine/QI - Honorable Mention
Numra Aleem,  MD - UTMB Evaluation of Safety and Effectiveness of a Neonatal Sepsis Calculator in the Management of Early Onset Sepsis
Hypothesis-Driven Project  -  First Place  
Snigdha Bhatia, MD -UTMB  Use of Diuretics in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Increases The Risk of Metabolic Bone Disease in Preterm Infants

Fellow Submission  
Evidence-Based Medicine/QI - First place  
Maria Franco Fuenmayor, MD -UTMB 
AIDing the Baby: Anemia and Iron Dosing in the NICU

MEDICAL  Education Initiative 
First Place 
Maria Franco Fuenmayor, MD - UTMB A PRIME NICU Experience: Pediatric Residency and Interactive Medical Education


Resident Submissions
Resident Based medicine/qi -Honorable Mention
Mary Gomez, MD -UTMB    Age at Onset of Obesity and Relation to Abnormal Liver Enzymes

Hypothesis-Driven Project -  First Place  

Tuan Tran, MD - UTMB   

Neonatal outcomes based on nutritional supplementation of formula and human breast milk with fortifiers​

Honorable Mention

Charles Mullins, MD - UTMB   Impact of Hospital Transfer and Timing of Surfactant Delivery on NICU Length of Stay 

Fellow Submission  

Evidence-Based Medicine/QI - First place  

Every Inch Counts: A QI Project Using Neonatal Length Measurements in the NICU 
Maria Franco Fuenmayor, MD


Resident Submissions
Hypothesis-Driven Project - 1st place

Baby-Friendly Designation: Does It Create More Confident or Competent Pediatric Residents?
Farah Poonawala, DO - UTMB

Single or Multiple Case Presentation - Honorable Mention

Primary Pediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas of the Gastrointestinal Tract: a population based analysis
Buria Naeem, MD - UTMB


Resident Submissions
Evidence-Based Medicine/Quality of Improvement - Honorable Mention

The Use of Automated Order Prompts to Expedite Isolation Precautions in Pediatric Patients with Suspected Viral Respiratory Infections 
Ha Nguyen, MD - UTMB

Single or Multiple Case Presentation - Honorable Mention

Unexpected Aneuploidy: an Infant with Dysmorphic Features 
Ha Nguyen, MD - UTMB


Resident Submissions
Evidence-Based Medicine/Quality of Improvement - 1st Place

What Do Pediatric Caregivers Want to Be Called? 
Hannah Wilson O'Donohoe, MD - UTMB

Hypothesis Driven Project - 1st Place

NTproBNP As A Surrogate Biomarker For Diagnosis Of Pulmonary Hypertension In Premature Infants With Bronchopulmonary 
Soham Dasgupta, MD - UTMB


Resident Submissions
Hypothesis-Driven Project - 1st Place

Study of Elite HIV Viral Controllers in Pregnancy 
Koshy Marucoickal George, MD - UTMB

Honorable Mention

Association of Age at Menarche with Body Mass Index, Age of Asthma Onset, and Asthma Severity 
Nora Kabil, MD - UTMB


Resident Submissions
Hypothesis-Driven Project -1st Place

Determining Persistence of Bocavirus DNA in the Respiratory Tract of Children by Pyrosequencing 
Johana Castro Wagner, MD - UTMB

Honorable Mention

Role of a Single Prophylactic Dose of Vancomycin in the Prevention of Neonatal Sepsis Associated with Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter Removal 
Lovya George, MD - UTMB