Tropical Medicine Clinic

The Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, along with the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has established a Tropical Medicine Clinic at the Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

The mission of the clinic is to prevent, diagnose and treat common and neglected tropical diseases in the Houston metropolitan population and to improve occupational health for those working in regions where tropical diseases thrive.

The new clinic, which opened its doors Oct. 7, 2011, elevates tropical disease training and expertise in Houston to improve life for people in our community and for the estimated one billion children and adults around the globe who suffer from these debilitating diseases.

We are available to answer any questions you may have related to tropical diseases, particularly:

  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Chagas disease
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Malaria
  • Dengue fever
  • Intestinal protozoa