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General Academic/Primary Care Pediatrics

Co-Directors: Manuela Murray MD and Patricia S. Beach MD

We have excellent Primary Care physicians who work closely with the caregivers and specialists (when necessary) to ensure your child is in good health. In addition, you will find we:

  • Staff various primary care Pediatric Clinics in Galveston County
  • Support various clinical research projects that occur in outpatient pediatric clinics, including vaccine trials and research on the common pediatric condition.
  • Assist in the development of clinical skills in pediatrics for medical students and residents
  • ABC Child Safety and Protection Team



A Beach, Patricia

Patricia Beach, MD
Professor, Director General Academic Pediatrics, Director Child Abuse and Foster Care

A Hairfield, Amber

Amber Hairfield DO 

Associate Professor, Pediatric Residency Director

A Murray, Manuela

Manuela Murray MD
Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Clinical Operations,
Director Pedi Ambulatory Operations,
Associate Director General Academic Pediatrics

A Rodriguez-Lien, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Rodriguez-Lien MD 

Associate Professor, Pediatric Residency Associate Program Director

A Silva, Gayani

Gayani Silva MD 

Professor, Clerkship Director

Blakley, Ann

Ann Blakley MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor

La Forte, Suzanne

Suzanne La Forte MD 

Clinical Professor

Noble, Ralph

Ralph Noble, III, MD
Clinical Professor

Peterson, Hannah W

Hannah W Peterson MD
Assistant Professor, Foster Care Clinic

Rogers, Patricia

Royer, Natalie MD

Natalie Royer MD
Assistant Professor

San Andres, Maria

Maria San Andrés MD 

Assistant Professor

Smith-Phillips, Melissa MD

Melissa Smith-Phillips MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Clerkship Director
Pedi ACS, Co-Director

Thomas, Anju MD

Anju Thomas MD
Assistant Professor

Wolffarth, Mark

Mark Wolffarth MD 

Associate Professor

Y Johnstone, Leslie PA-C

Leslie Johnstone MPAS, PA-C 

Pediatric Specialist

Y Rash, Jessica L PA-C

Jessica Rash APRN, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Specialist