Daniel Chelius, MD
Texas Childrens Hospital
Dr. Daniel Chelius, MD, FAAP, FACS, is an associate professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) where he practices pediatric otolaryngology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chelius graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with honors in 2005 before completing Otolaryngology residency at BCM in 2010 and pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Kansas/Children’s Mercy Hospital. Dr. Chelius has served in multiple leadership roles in organized medicine including terms as President of the Houston Society of Otolaryngology, Chair of the AAOHNS Young Physician’s Section, and many appointed positions on national committees, taskforces and guideline development initiatives. In 2019, he was named AAOHNS/F Annual Meeting Coordinator for 2021 - 2024. Dr. Chelius was recruited to Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) in 2015 to found and direct a new pediatric head and neck tumor program. Embracing a philosophy of seamless, collaborative multidisciplinary care and decision making, Dr. Chelius leads a team of clinicians from across medical, surgical, and ancillary specialties to care for children with complex head and neck tumors through outcomes-driven care pathways. Dr. Chelius also serves as a core member and attending surgeon in the Texas Children’s Pediatric Thyroid Tumor Program. In addition to complex tumor care, Dr. Chelius is a sought-after general pediatric otolaryngologist, having been elected annually to Texas Super Doctors since 2013 and having received multiple patient satisfaction awards at TCH. Dr. Chelius is BCM’s past-councilor for Alpha Omega Alpha and has received multiple medical student and resident teaching awards. Dr. Chelius’s greatest inspirations are his wife, Dr. Amber Pyeatt, and their three children.