Associate Medical Director
Carl D. Tapia, MD, MPH, FAAP, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He participates in a multidisciplinary team at Texas Children’s Hospital to provide a quality, patient-centered medical home for over 700 children with medical complexity. He also serves as the Deputy Medical Director for the Texas Children’s Health Plan, with responsibility for oversight of care coordination and population health management for children with Medicaid and CHIP. Dr. Tapia is a content expert in pediatric medical homes, having served on the AAP Community Access to Child Health program for 9 years as a community resource for provider education and training in medical homes. He has also been involved in the creation of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative pilot project in Texas (The Texas Medical Home Improvement Project), serving as a board member and chairing the metrics and evaluation committee. With a MPH in Health Services Research and training in a clinical postdoctoral academic general fellowship with emphasis on complex care, Dr. Tapia has advocated for medical homes for children with special needs. He was recently appointed to the Texas Health and Human Services Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee, as well as the Texas Medical Association Committee on Medical Home and Primary Care. In 2013, he was honored with the Children at Risk Child Health Advocacy Award, and in 2014 he received the American Academy of Pediatrics Calvin C.J. Sia Community Pediatrics Medical Home Leadership and Advocacy Award.