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Kristie R. Chandler, MD, FAAP
Dr. Chandler has been practicing general pediatrics in Montgomery County since moving to The Woodlands in 1997. She has witnessed many changes as our population has increased, patient needs have expanded, and medical services have advanced at record pace. Such growth was largely the reason for the inception of Hometown Pediatrics.
Dr. Chandler, though a die-hard Aggie, received her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1992. She completed her pediatrics internship and residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Throughout her 17 years living in The Woodlands, Dr. Chandler has served the medical community heading numerous hospital pediatric committees. Se habla español.
Hometown Trivia! An avid triathlete, Dr. Chandler’s perseverance helped her to swim, bike, run and complete her first 140.6 mile Ironman at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in the summer of 2008 with four generations of family members cheering her on! She then went on to finish the inaugural Ironman Texas in The Woodlands setting a personal record.
Tony John, MD, FAAP
Dr. John received his medical degree in 2002 from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He performed his pediatrics residency at the same institution, working in the Texas Medical Center at Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, as well as Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital. Following his pediatric training, Dr. John has been a Hometown Pediatrics mainstay. Always involved in the local pediatric community, Dr. John has participated in numerous hospital committees and was the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital for 2009.
Hometown Trivia! Dr. John is a huge fan of all things superheroes and sci-fi, which he enthusiastically shares with his 4-year-old son!
Mona Smith, MD, FAAP
Dr. Smith received her medical degree in 1984 from King Fasail University College of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. She practiced in Saudi Arabia for two years before moving to the United States, where she then completed a pediatric residency at The University of California at Irvine. She subsequently served as the program’s chief resident, educating future pediatricians. Dr. Smith practiced pediatrics in California and Connecticut before moving to Texas in 2000. Before coming on board with Hometown Pediatrics, Dr. Smith practiced for years at The Woodlands Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, for a time as Kelsey-Seybold’s staff hospitalist. In this role, she gained valuable experience caring for both newborns and sick children admitted to The Woodlands’ Memorial Hermann and St. Luke’s hospitals.
Hometown Trivia! Dr. Smith completed a half-marathon in San Antonio in 2009. She still enjoys running, as well as traveling with her husband & teenage daughter.
Veronica M. Gonzalez, MD
In keeping with her Longhorn roots, Dr. Gonzalez received her medical degree in 2006 from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She performed her pediatrics residency at the same institution and was awarded “Intern of the Year,” which was voted by the Pediatrics and Medicine/Pediatrics faculty. While in training, she worked in the Texas Medical Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital. She completed her training in June 2013 and was welcomed by the Hometown Pediatrics family in August 2013. Se habla español.
Hometown Trivia! Dr. Gonzalez was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is a die-hard Rockets and Texans fan. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her beagle and traveling with her husband.