Rene Amaya, MD, FAAP, CWSP
As an infectious disease and wound care specialist I see it as my responsibility to gently relieve the anxiety and concerns that all patients and their parents experience while suffering with a complex illness. I thoroughly enjoy educating at the bedside or in the office so that all families understand the nature of the illness and the process involved to cure it. I approach each of my patients with a simple concept, “What would I do for my own children?”.
Dr. Amaya was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from St. Mary’s University with a BS in Biology and a BA in English. He attended medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and graduated in 1995. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona for pediatric residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center. He stayed an additional year after completing residency to serve as Chief Resident. He returned to Texas to complete an additional 3 years of specialty training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in both Pediatric Infectious Diseases and General Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. After completing this training he founded Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialists of Houston in 2002. He is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In 2011 he recognized a growing demand for complex wound care management in children. He obtained additional training in wound care and now runs the only Pediatric Wound Care Center in the Houston area. Dr. Amaya is designated as a Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) by the American Board of Wound Managment. He is a member of the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing, International Society for Pediatric Wound Care and The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.
Dr. Amaya is married and has two children. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
To setup an appointment please call 713-464-9776.