Our Ascension care teams are part of the Dell Children’s care network. They work directly with the hospital to coordinate specialized care and patient transfers if needed for higher acuity patients, or if a patient is already consulting or under the care of subspecialists at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Sara E. Gill, PhD

Positions: Psychologist
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Dell Childrem’s Medical Center
College: The University of Texas at Austin, Tufts University
Medical School: The University of Texas at Austin
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Children, adolescent, and their families to more effectively manage their mental health needs

Sean Kerrigan, MD

Positions: Psychiatrist / UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s / Assistant Professor at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychiatry
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Dell Children’s Medical Center
College: Southeastern Louisiana University
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Residency: Harvard Medical School
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Eating disorders, family-based treatment, anxiety disorders, pediatric psychopharmacology and inpatient mental health treatment

Roshni Koli, MD

Positions: Medical Director, Pediatric Mental Health Service / Assistant Professor, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychiatry
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Dell Children’s Medical Center
College: UC Davis
Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship: Northwestern University/ Feinberg School of Medicine/ Lurie Children’s Hospital
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Pediatric Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Reproductive Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry

Chris A. Laguna, PhD

Positions: Child and Adolescent Psychologist / Assistant Professor, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychiatry
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Dell Children’s Medical Center
College: University of Arizona
Medical School: The University of Texas at Austin
Residency/Fellowship:
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Impact of trauma on behavior and addressing health disparities and inequities

Diana Prieto, MD

Positions: Psychiatrist / UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s / Assistant Professor at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin / Department of Psychiatry
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit
College: The University of Texas at Arlington
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Residency: General Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UConn Health
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, mood disorders, personality disorder, schizophrenia

Claire R. Selinger, MD

Positions: Psychiatrist / UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s / Assistant Professor at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin / Department of Psychiatry
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Dell Children’s Medical Center
College: Rice University
Medical School: University of Texas San Antonio
Residency/Fellowship: Adult Psychiatry, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Improving access to care for all children in Texas

Eric Schute, MD

Positions: Child and Adolescent Psychologist / Assistant Professor, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas, Department of Psychiatry / Course Director, Medical Student Elective Rotations in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Dell Children’s Medical Center
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Dell Children’s Medical Center
College: University of North Texas
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Residency/Fellowship: Psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Behavioral health disorders in children with medical complexities, and he provides specialized care for LGBT patients and their families

Hani Talebi, PhD, LSSP

Positions: Pediatric psychologist / Director of Pediatric Psychology, Dell Children’s Medical Center / Assistant Professor, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas, Department of Psychiatry / Psychology Service Chief, Consultation/Liaison Mental Health Team, Dell Children’s Medical Center
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Dell Children’s Medical Center
College: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of California, Santa Barbara
Residency/Fellowship: Pediatric trauma at Child Abuse Listening and Mediation at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Consultation/liaison psychology, parent management training, and brief evidence-based interventions for medically fragile children

Kari Lanae Whatley, MD

Positions: : Psychiatrist / Assistant Professor, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychiatry
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Dell Children’s Medical Center
College: Louisiana State University
Medical School: University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Residency/Fellowship:
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Psychiatry and neurology

Ellen Bleiweiss, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Positions: : Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Primary Clinical Site: Dell Children’s Medical Center
College: The University of Texas at Austin
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Traumatic events, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and psychotic disorders