Cook Children’s Health Care System



Since 1989, Cook Children’s has served hundreds of international patients. Thanks to our skilled group of clinicians who support the leading-edge technology found among our specialty services, Cook Children’s is the destination when it comes to taking care of your children. At Cook Children’s, our promise is to improve the health of every child through the prevention of illness, disease, and injury. Our international program is a dedicated, multilingual team of care providers who can help with all the details so families can focus on their child’s health. This team works to meet each individual family’s needs, including coordinating travel plans, accommodations, and other services as needed. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we are proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community. We combine the art of caring with leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child. This has earned Cook Children’s a strong, far-reaching reputation with patients traveling from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care.

801 Seventh Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Patient Services

Cook Children’s provides numerous services, such as Child Life, which helps kids and families cope with a hospital experience by providing emotional and developmental support, honest information, and activities to help them have fun. We offer The Creative Artist in Residence Programme, The GetWellNetwork, and Nutrition Services. The Cook Children’s “Sibshops” is a unique offering to support siblings of children with a chronic illness or life-changing disability. We constantly work with the family to assess their ability to meet a child’s ongoing healthcare needs. We are specially trained to assist families in times of physical, emotional, and financial stress. A good example of Cook Children’s going beyond what is expected is our GetWellNetwork. It is a computer, TV, gaming system, and patient/family education tool all in one. Located in each patient room, the system educates and entertains patients and families.

Cook Children’s provides translation services to make sure non-English-speaking or hearing impaired children and families understand their diagnosis or treatment. We have Arabic, Spanish and French-speaking personnel on staff and have access to many other resources for any international language. Our patient representatives are available to act as a liaison between our patients and our healthcare organization, including translating medical documents into their native language.

Cook Children’s Hospital has several pediatric specialties to offer, including the Hematology and Oncology Center, where we are working every day on medical treatments and research on the blood disorders and cancers that hurt children and teens. With one of the largest, most technologically advanced pediatric neurosciences programs in the southwestern United States, Cook Children’s is redefining the future of children with neurological conditions. Cook Children’s Hyperinsulinism Center is one of only two programs in the nation and has a distinguished international reputation for providing extraordinary care and achieving positive outcomes. Cook Children’s is opening the doors of a state-of-the-art center dedicated to treating kids with many different conditions of the urinary system and genital tract. The vast technology and expertise available in our Heart Center, combined with the depth of knowledge and skill of our specialists, gives Cook Children’s a superior level of outcomes. Board certification means that the specialist has specific knowledge and skill in a particular area of expertise. To become board-certified in a specialty, pediatricians must pass a rigorous examination and maintain their certification. Cook Children’s Physician Network is made up of more than 300 physician employees who are board-certified in pediatrics. Click here for a list of Cook Children’s Physicians

We hope you will consider Cook Children’s and experience all the ways we help our patients and families.

Service Lines

  • Cardiac
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant
  • Urology

Notable Physicians

Dr. Hisashi Nikaidoh

Vincent Tam

Warren Marks, MD

Paul Thornton, MD

Bradley Kropp, MD

Marcela Torres, MD

International Solutions

There are times when families and doctors who live outside of Fort Worth need to consult with the experts at Cook Children’s prior to or following treatment, or to get a second opinion. Thanks to technology, they can.

Telemedicine and telehealth connect you, your child, and your doctor to the healthcare team at Cook Children’s through video conferencing. With cameras, microphones, and TV monitors our doctors can connect with you and your doctors. Cook Children’s has been using telemedicine and telehealth technologies since 2004.

In addition, some of Cook Children’s Health Care System Clinical Trial Cooperative Groups and Registries include but are not limited to COG, NANT,TACL,CIBMTR, BMT/CTN, and TOPNOC. You can find a full listing of Cook Children’s Health Care System’s partnerships and consulting services on our website.

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