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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, that work closely with the caregivers and specialists (when necessary) to make sure 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 which 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
    • Provide regional leadership through the Forensic Assessment Center Network to consult with and develop expertise among area medical and law enforcement personnel regarding victims of child maltreatment (moved)
    • Work with the Galveston County Advocacy Center to coordinate the assessment and care of child victims of maltreatment  (moved)
    • Provide services to newly-placed foster children designed to address their particular physical, social, and emotional needs as they transition into new settings. (moved)
    • Develop programs which facilitate the prevention of child abuse and neglect and which provide resources for medical and non-medical professionals who serve the population of children needing protection (new)


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

Febres, Rafel

Rafel Febres MD

Assistant Professor

Gomez, Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Gomez MD
Assistant Professor

La Forte, Suzanne

Suzanne La Forte MD 

Clinical Professor

Navarro Holguin, Marcela

Marcela Navarro Holguin, MD

Assistant Professor

Noble, Ralph

Ralph Noble, III, MD
Clinical Professor

O'Donohoe, Hannah

Hannah O'Donohoe 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

Wolffarth, Mark

Mark Wolffarth MD 

Associate Professor

Y Johnstone, Leslie PA-C

Leslie Johnstone MPAS, PA-C 

Pediatric Specialist

Y Wargo, Christi

Christi Wargo MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Specialist