Faculty Profiles

Activity Director

Lia Rodriguez, MD, FAAP

Medical Director for Texas Children's Health Plan, Utilization Management

Faculty Profiles

Beth R. Davis, MD

Dr. Beth Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women.  She earned her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and completed her residency training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Davis is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is driven to provide individualized care to women throughout their lifetime.  Her clinical interests include general obstetrics and gynecology, contraception counseling, family planning, menstrual disorders, and minimally invasive surgery. 


Alicia Ann Kowalchuk, DO  

Alicia Ann Kowalchuk, DO is assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine’s (BCM) Department of Family and Community Medicine.  She is board certified in both family medicine and addiction medicine and is passionate about caring for families affected by addiction.  She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.  She served three years at a methadone clinic in the South Bronx providing on site prenatal, HIV, primary care, and addiction medicine services before relocating to Houston, Texas in 2004.

Dr. Kowalchuk has developed and implemented curricula on SBIRT (screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment) and addiction medicine topics including pain and addiction.  She serves as medical director of InSight, Santa Maria Hostel, and the Houston Recovery Center.  InSight is the SBIRT program for the Harris Health System.  Santa Maria Hostel provides state-funded residential drug treatment to women and their children in the greater Houston community.  Houston Recovery Center operates a Sobering Center in partnership with the City of Houston and the Houston Police Department.



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