Associate Professor
Pediatrics-Academic General
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States


MD from Harvard Medical School
Residency at Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
Healthcare Management
Graduate Certificate at Rice University
Healthcare Management
BA from Williams College


Medical Licensure
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Medical Licensure
American Board of Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

Society for Pediatric Research
Fulbright and Jaworski Excellence Award, Teaching and Evaluation
Academy of Distinguished Educators
Meritorious Service Award for addressing Health Disparities

Professional Statement

Dr. Raphael’s research portfolio combines health outcomes research and behavioral interventions to enhance care delivery for minority children with chronic conditions. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and Aetna Foundation. Dr. Raphael's research is complemented by policy efforts toward improving the care of vulnerable populations. In 2009, Dr. Raphael was appointed to the Texas Health Disparities Task Force by the Lieutenant Governor. He authored a strategic plan to address health disparities with approval by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in 2011. Nationally, Dr. Raphael serves on the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee of the Academic Pediatric Association. Dr. Raphael is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and AcademyHealth

Selected Publications


American Academy of Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association
Society for Pediatric Research
American Society of Hematology


Development of a Parent Navigator Program for Pediatric Sickle Cell Anemia
Grant funding from National Heart Lung and Blood Institute


Health Disparities
Minority Health Policy
Patient-Centered Medical Home