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Meet your physicians

Choosing a pediatric specialist is quite possibly one of the most important decisions you will have to make for your child.

Cook Children's Physician Network is the largest pediatric multi-specialty physician group in North Texas. We care for patients from a huge referral area, recording more than one million patient visits a year through our medical center, neighborhood clinics, primary care offices, specialty clinics and outpatient settings.

Neurosurgery

John Honeycutt, M.D. – Medical Director, Neurosurgery
Medical Director, Neuro-Trauma
Co-Director of the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children's

Specialties: Neurosurgery

Education: University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark.
Residency: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Fellowship: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

Dr. Honeycutt is one of the lead physicians of the neurosurgery program at Cook Children's. Aside from his work as a neurosurgeon, he is frequently consulted and asked his expert opinion on difficult cases.

   

Daniel Hansen, M.D. – Neurosurgeon
Specialties: Neurosurgery
Education: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan. and Wichita, Kan.

Education: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan. and Wichita, Kan.
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas

   

Richard Roberts, M.D. – Neurosurgeon
Specialties: Neurosurgery

Education: Louisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans, La.
Residency: Children's Hospital, New Orleans, La. (Pedi Neurosurgery)
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

   

David Donahue, M.D. – Neurosurgeon
Specialties: Neurosurgery

Education: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tenn.
Residency: Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.; University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn.; Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
Fellowship: University of Tennessee, Semmes-Murphey Clinic, St. Jude Children's; Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Awards/Recognition: Living Magazine: Best Doctors in America List 2015-2016, Super Doctors® Texas 2015

Neurosciences

Scott Perry, M.D. – Medical Director, Neurology
Co-Director of the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center
Medical Director, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic

Specialties: Neurology

Education: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, Miss.
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
Fellowship: Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Fla.

Dr. Perry's clinical and research interests focus on the treatment of childhood onset epilepsy, specifically those patients with uncontrolled epilepsy or those for which the cause has not been determined.

   

Warren Marks, M.D. – Medical Director, Movement Disorder and Neurorehabilitation Program
Specialties: Neurology, Rehabilitation

Education: Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas
Awards/Recognition: Super Doctors® Texas 2015
Residency: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Fellowship: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Okla.

   

Cynthia Keator, M.D. – Medical Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Specialties: Neurology

Education: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Residency: University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colo.
Fellowship: University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colo.

Dr. Keator has dedicated her career to the field of pediatric epilepsy, in part because there is always something new to learn, and especially because great strides are constantly being made in the medical treatments available to kids who are diagnosed with this condition.

   

Jeffery McGlothlin, M.D. – Neurologist
Specialties: Neurology, Neuro-Oncology

Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Awards/Recognition: Super Doctors® Texas 2015

Craniofacial, Cleft and Plastic Surgery

Eric Hubli, M.D., FACS, FAAP, FICS – Medical Director of Craniofacial, Cleft and Plastic Surgery
Specialties: Craniofacial Reconstruction

Education: Tufts School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Residency: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.; Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Mass.
Fellowship: Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Mass.; International Craniofacial Institute, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Hubli brings 25 years of Craniofacial, Cleft and Pediatric Plastic Surgery experience to Fort Worth, Texas and the Cook Children's Healthcare System.

Hematology and Oncology

Meghan Granger, M.D. – Neuroblastoma and Stem Cell Transplant Program
Specialties: Hematology/Oncology

Education: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.
Residency: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Fellowship: Children's Memorial, Chicago, Ill.; Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

   

Kelly Vallance, M.D. – Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist
Specialties: Hematology/Oncology

Education: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La.
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Fellowship: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Dr. Vallance joined the Cook Children's Family in 2009 and specializes in treating childhood cancer. She has special interests in kidney cancers and genetic syndromes that predispose children to developing cancer.

   

Karen Albritton, M.D. – Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Program Hematology and Oncology Center
Specialties: Hematology/Oncology

Education: University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, Texas
Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Awards/Recognition: Living Magazine: Best Doctors in America List 2015-2016, Super Doctors® Texas 2015

   

Paul Bowman, M.D. – Senior Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Chair Leukemia Foundation

Specialties: Hematology/Oncology

Education: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Residency: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Fellowship: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Awards/Recognition: Living Magazine: Best Doctors in America List 2015-2016, Super Doctors® Texas 2015

   

Gretchen Eames, M.D., MPH – Medical Director Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Program
Specialties: Hematology/Oncology

Education: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

Awards/Recognition: Living Magazine: Best Doctors in America List 2015-2016

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Vincent Tam, M.D. – Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine – Cardiac Surgery, Baltimore, MD

 

   

Hisashi Nikaidoh, M.D. – Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education: University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Residency: U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan; Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, N.Y.; Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.; Case Western Reserve University Hospital , Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Nikaidoh is a world-renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon who pioneered the aortic translocation now called the Nikaidoh procedure.

   

Vinod Sebastian, M.D. – Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education: Mahatma Gandhi University Medical College, Jaipur, India
Residency: UMDNJ-NJMS/Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J.
Fellowship: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

 

Endocrinology and Diabetes

Paul Thornton, M.D. – Medical Director, Cook Children's Endocrine and Diabetes Program and Hyperinsulinism Center
Specialties: Endocrinology

Education: University College, Dublin, Ireland
Residency: Temple Street Children's Hospital & The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Fellowship: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Awards/Recognition: Super Doctors® Texas 2015

   

Don Wilson, M.D. – Endocrinologist
Specialties: Endocrinology

Education: University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
Residency: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas
Fellowship: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas

Awards/Recognition: Living Magazine: Best Doctors in America List 2015-2016

   

John Dallas, M.D. – Endocrinologist
Specialties: Endocrinology

Education: University of Tennessee, Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, Tenn.
Residency: University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky.
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Awards/Recognition: Super Doctors® Texas 2015

   

Jill Radack, M.D. – Endocrinologist
Specialties: Endocrinology

Education: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo.
Residency: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Fellowship: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Awards/Recognition: Super Doctors® Texas 2015

Anesthesiology

Imad Yamout, M.D. – Anesthesiologist
Specialties: Anesthesiology

Education: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Fellowship: Stanford University, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif.

Pain Management

Artee Gandhi, M.D. – Anesthesiologist
Specialties: Pain Management, Anesthesiology

Education: University of Texas, Houston, Texas
Residency: University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.
Fellowship: Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Javier Gelvez, M.D. – Critical care physician
Specialties: PICU, Critical Care

Education: Industrial University of Santander, Bucaramanga, Santander
Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Mich.
Fellowship: Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Fla.

   

Sami Hadeed, M.D. – Pulmonologist
Specialties: Pulmonology

Education: Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Rheumatology

Ricardo Guirola, M.D., M.Ed. – Rheumatologist
Specialties: Rheumatology, Sports Medicine

Education: Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas, San Jose, Costa Rica
Residency: Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Fla.
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Pediatric Urology

Blake Palmer, M.D. – Pediatric Urologist
Specialties: Urology

Education: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Residency: Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
Fellowship: James Whitcomb Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.; Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.

   


Bradley Kropp, M.D. – Medical Director of Pediatric Urology
Specialties: Urology

Education: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
Residency: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Fellowship: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla.

   

Badreldin Bedri, M.D. – Nephrologist
Specialties: Nephrology

Education: University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
Residency: Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.


Genetics

Claudia Soler Alfonso, M.D. – Geneticist
Specialties: Metabolic Genetics
Education: El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine, Bogota, Columbia