Elumalai Appachi, MD

Elumalai Appachi, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics

Section Chief, Critical Care <br> Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


I joined Baylor College of Medicine to support the vision of building a top-tier children’s hospital in San Antonio. My focus has been on creating systems providing high-quality clinical care and expanding the clinical enterprise. My approach to leadership has been to set high standards and invest in people to adopt and maintain these standards. Due to my fascination with the science of healthcare management, I completed a master’s program for medical management in May 2020.

While leading a rapidly growing pediatric critical care unit, I was asked to assume the role of Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. I strive to support the faculty in their clinical work, advance the education and research enterprises while balancing these sometimes-competing academic mandates. On a personal level, I have continued to provide critical care, as well as, remain involved in clinical research and quality initiatives that advance the care provided to children in San Antonio. I plan to continue to lead the efforts to build upon our hospital’s reputation as the first academic, freestanding children’s hospital in America’s seventh largest city.

Special interests: Cardiac critical care, endocrine and metabolic disease

Hobbies: Walking, cooking and Carnatic music

Languages spoken: English and Tamil

Hospital Affiliations
CHRISTUS Children’s