PEDIATRICIAN & LACTATION CONSULTANT
Dr. Sharifa Glass is a pediatrician, lactation consultant, media expert, and corporate consultant. She is the owner of The Vine Pediatrics and Lactation, Houston's house call practice for babies, kids, teens, and breastfeeding/pumping moms. Her private practice (the first of its kind in the Houston area) supports all mothers in reaching their breastfeeding or pumping goals and provides evidence-based medical care for children in the comfort of their own homes. Since its opening in 2021, her practice has been voted as one of the Top 3 pediatric practices in the Houston area by local publications.
She is a native Houstonian and was ranked 3rd in her graduating class at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, a nationally awarded school. She continued her studies at the University of Houston where she graduated with High Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Her educational journey took her to Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia where she received a Doctor of Medicine degree before she returned back to her hometown. While in Houston, she completed pediatric residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and its affiliated hospitals (Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, and HealthBridge Children's Hospital). Since finishing residency, Dr. Glass has worked in general pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric urgent care medicine, and breastfeeding medicine. She combines all of these unique skills into providing exceptional, compassionate care to her patients. She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. She is currently the only African-American physician in Texas to hold both of these certifications as a pediatrician and a lactation consultant. After residency, she became a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics , a member of the United States Lactation Consultant Association, and a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Glass holds an adjunct position as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston's Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine and is a member of the medical school's Admissions Committee. In addition, Dr. Glass mentors high school students, pre-med university students, and pediatric resident physicians to increase African-American representation in the field of medicine. A nationally recognized pediatric and lactation expert, Dr. Glass has been featured on several media outlets including Yahoo!, WebMD, CVS Pharmacy, PopSugar, Parents, Motherly, and more.
Dr. Glass is a wife and mother to two young children. Both children were breastfed thanks to the support of her family and the children’s pediatrician.
Whatever your feeding preference may be (breastfeeding, expressed breast milk, or formula) and if you are looking for a personalized experience with your child’s healthcare, Dr. Glass would love for your family to join our family at The Vine.
Ms. Atrameas Smith has always had a passion for helping new mothers. She brings that same passion to her role as a lactation consultant for The Vine family.
Ms. Smith has over 30 years of nursing experience in obstetrics and pediatrics. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of St. Thomas, and since then, she has worked consistently as a registered nurse. Ms. Smith has worked as a Mother-Baby nurse and NICU nurse in hospital settings before joining Texas Children's Pediatric Associates as a Newborn Nurse Specialist. Her certifications include the Registered Nurse Certification in Maternal Newborn Nursing and the Texas Health Steps Nurse Certification, and she initially received recognition as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) over 20 years ago.
The Vine Pediatrics and Lactation PLLC
8990 Kirby Drive, Suite 220, Houston, Texas 77054, United States