About Us

We specialize in the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract and liver diseases, and combine compassion and common sense with the most advanced tests and procedures. Our mission is to provide outstanding care to patients and their families, using state-of-the-art training and education in clinical and research aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Our section includes outstanding, nationally and internationally recognized faculty members; a comprehensive, highly sought-after fellowship training program; and diverse clinical practice in several medical facilities (Baylor Clinic, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Harris Health System, and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center). The Baylor Liver Health Program is one of the nation's best.

Additionally, we conduct and train fellows in cutting-edge clinical and translational research that advances science and clinical care through our partnerships with the Texas Digestive Disease Center, and the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety. Many of our investigators hold highly competitive, peer-reviewed grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs and national gastrointestinal societies.

This program is accredited by the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialties.

Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director

Jason Ken Hou, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.G.

Associate Professor


  • (713) 798-0950

Inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis; Microscopic colitis

Associate Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Directors

Suneal Kumar Agarwal, M.D.

Assistant Professor

General Gastroenterology; Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity; Colorectal Cancer Screening & Colonoscopy; Endoscopic Ultrasound…

Clark Hair, M.D.

Assistant Professor


  • (713) 794-7274

Interventional Endoscopy - ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound w/FNA, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Enteral Stenting; Endoscopic management of GI malignancies…

Milena Gould Suarez, M.D.

Associate Professor


  • (713) 873-3503

Esophageal motility disorders; Acid-peptic disorders; Colorectal cancer screening