Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Tropical Medicine; Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases; National School of Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Tx
Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine
Laboratory of Clinical Parasitology and Diagnostics
Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine


M.D. from Michigan State University
Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellowship at National Institute Of Health - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
Infectious Diseases
Residency from University Of Virginia
Internal Medicine
Internship at University of Virginia


Texas Medical License 2012
Texas Medical Board
American Board of Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases Certified 2012
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine Certified 2010
American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Infectious Diseases Teaching Faculty of the Year 2012 to 2013
American Board of Internal Medicine Research Pathway, 2008
National Medical Fellowships 2004: Fellowship and scholarship for research symposium, 2004
Smookler Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2003
Houston's Top Docs 2014: Infectious Diseases

Professional Interests

  • Tropical Medicine

Professional Statement

The Laboratory of Clinical Parasitology and Diagnostics is dedicated to improving understanding and treatment of parasitic infection through improving systems of their diagnoses. The laboratory's goals are to further define the prevalence and parasitic burden in endemic populations and to help healthcare workers in the field diagnose cases more accurately and more quickly while keeping the cost of diagnosis at a reasonable level, with goals of eradication and improvement in healthcare outcomes.

Selected Publications


American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


Application of multi-parallel qPCR in detection of hookworm and other soil transmitted helminths, plus protozoa including Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, and Entamoeba histolytica in rural Alabama.
Molecular diagnostic surveillance of 8 GI parasites in an HIV infected community in Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
Real-time quantitative PCR surveillance of gastrointestinal parasites in a symptomatic rural Argentinian population
Salta, Argentina
Innovations And Applications Of Molecular Diagnostics In The Prevalence, Developmental Impact And Adaptive Immunology Of Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections In Endemic Populations.
Quito, Ecuador
Strongyloides stercoralis surveillance in foreign-born subjects living in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC area.