Texas Children's Hospital is consistently ranked in all ten subspecialties in U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals and earned a top spot in Parents magazine's 10 Best Children's Hospitals. Baylor physician Dr. Mark Kline is physician-in-chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and almost all the physicians at the Hospital are Baylor faculty.
At Texas Children’s, Baylor physicians provide medical care in more than 40 pediatric subspecialties. Texas Children's facilities directed and staffed by Baylor physicians include the Emergency Center, pediatric surgery suites, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Texas Children's Cancer Center, which is directed and staffed by Baylor physicians, is the largest pediatric cancer and hematology research and treatment center in the country and includes an inpatient unit and a bone marrow transplant unit.
The new Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is directed by Baylor Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Michael Belfort. Within the Pavilion, Baylor physicians provide continuum of care from preconception through post-delivery as well as specialized services in high-risk obstetrics, including a full spectrum of fetal therapies available in only a handful of centers worldwide.
Baylor physicians and researchers work with Texas Children's on approximately 400 research projects. This research directs more NIH research funding to Texas Children’s than is received by any other pediatric hospital in the nation. Projects include testing of medications to improve the quality of life for patients with HIV infection and AIDS, diagnostic methods based on DNA analysis for cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and other genetic disorders, development of treatments through human gene therapy and other basic and applied research studies. The two institutions operate the Children's Nutrition Research Center, a U.S. Department of Agriculture facility that conducts research on the nutritional needs of pregnant and nursing women and their children.