Meet Your Doctors

Dr. Poonam Singh,is a Board-Certified Pediatrician, has been in private practice in Tomball and Northwest Houston area since 1997.  She received her MD Pediatrics degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.  Before moving to the Tomball area, she was on the faculty at Southwestern medical School at Dallas, and a staff member of Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital of Dallas.  Dr. Singh has more than 30 years’ experience as a Pediatrician. At the Pediatric & Adolescent Center of northwest Houston, Dr. Singh provides compassionate, accessible, professional, caring and competent care to children ranging from newborns to 18 years.  Dr. Singh is married with two daughters who are following her footsteps in the medical profession.  She lives in Spring and enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with family, friends and her dog.

Dr. Elizabeth Fowler attended Abilene Christian University for 1 year before transferring to the University of North Texas in 1993. Dr. Fowler was a collegiate athlete at both schools, running cross country and track and field. Before graduating Cum Laude from UNT in 1996 she held UNT’s indoor 5K record, outdoor 5K and 10K records. She attended UTMB- Galveston for medical school, then UT-Houston for her residency in pediatrics. Dr. Fowler has been at Pediatric and Adolescent center of NW Houston since 2004. In 2011, she was chairman of pediatrics at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and was a finalist for Houston Chronicle’s best of the best for pediatricians in 2020. She enjoys seeing children of all ages. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and running with her 2 dogs in Cypress, TX.

Dr. Tonya Suffridge DO, has been in practice with Pediatric & Adolescent of NW Houston since October of 2006. She previously practiced with Utica Park Clinic in Tulsa Oklahoma for seven years before moving to Texas. Dr. Suffridge graduated from OSU, College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994, and completed her pediatric residency with University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, in Tulsa. She is board certified in pediatrics. Dr. Suffridge is married and has two children. She resides in Cypress and, besides spending time with her family, Dr. Suffridge enjoys cooking, gardening, fly-fishing, playing piano, and traveling. What is a DO? To find out more, click here.

Dr. Anu Venkatachalam (Dr. Anu) received her medical degree from Stanley medical college, Chennai, India. She worked in India for two years before moving to the United States. She did her pediatric residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia, following which she joined Pediatric & Adolescent Center of NW Houston. Dr. Anu is board certified in pediatrics. Apart from English, she speaks Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi, She currently has admitting privileges in Tomball Regional Hospital, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, and St. Lukes Hospital at The Vintage. Her philosophy or practice is to provide quality and timely care in the most compassionate way. Her special areas of interest include childhood asthma and allergies.

Dr. Rachel Gandre  is a board-certified pediatrician, practicing since 2010. Having grown up in Tomball, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to improve the health of the children in her hometown with Pediatric & Adolescent Center Of NW Houston, PA. Dr. Gandre completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette where she played softball, earning a trip to the Women’s College World Series. She graduated ULL as the Outstanding Graduate for the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences in 2003. She earned her medical degree and completed residency training in pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Gandre lives in Tomball with her husband and three children, whom she credits as being her best teachers. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family, especially going to the beach. She loves being a pediatrician, where the best part of her job is helping children and families achieve optimal health.