UTMB Home UTMB Department of Pediatrics Home Leadership Leadership People Dr. Joan Richardson C. Joan Richardson MD Chair Dr. Skip Brown Oscar (Skip) Brown MD Vice Chair for Clinical Services Dr. Robert Garofolo Robert P. Garofalo MD Vice Chair of Research Doug Butler MBA Doug Butler MBA Women's and Children's Services Administrator Vanessa Hernandez Vanessa Hernandez Women's and Children's Services Assistant Administrator Division Directors People Adolescent Medicine Richard Rupp MD Director of Adolescent Medicine After Hours Urgent Care Manuela Murray MD Director of Pediatric After Hours Urgent Care Allergy-Immunology Randall Goldblum MD Director of Allergy-Immunology Behavioral Health William Mize, MD Director of Behavioral Health Cardiology Ashraf Aly MD, PhD Director of Cardiology Children's Special Services Susan Gerik MD Director of Children's Special Services Clinical and Experimental Immunology and Infectious Disease Robert P. Garofalo MD Vice Chair of Research Community Based Practice Cynthia Judice MD Director of Community Based Practice Critical Care Medicine (PICU) J. Chad Davis MD Director of Critical Care Medicine Endocrinology Phillip K. Lee MD Endocrinology Gastroenterology Andrea Glaser, MD Director of Gastroenterology General Academic Pediatrics Patricia Beach MD Director of General Inpatient Pediatrics General Inpatient Pediatrics Susan Gerik MD Director of General Inpatient Pediatrics Genetics Joe Ray MD Director of Genetics Hematology-Oncology Barkat Hooda MD Director of Hematology-Oncology Infectious Diseases Janak Patel MD Director of Infectious Disease Kid's Launch Patrica Eng Director of Kid's Launch Neonatology C. Joan Richardson MD Chair Director of Neonatology Nephrology Shivaiah Balachandra MD Director of Nephrology Neurology Dr. Charles Dreyer MD Director of Neurology Vaccinology Vaccinology Division Patient Care Providing access to pediatric primary and specialty patient care to serve the health needs of Texas. Education Our faculty participate in the education of medical students, residents and sub specialty fellows. Research We have a long history of collaborative Pedi research in viral infections, cancer, genetics, asthma and more. Referring Physicians We recognize the importance of referring physicians in our mission to provide quality healthcare for all Texans.