Lekshmi P. Daram, MD
Children's Health Pediatric Group
Lekshmi Daram, M.D., is a pediatrician with Children’s Health℠ Pediatric Group in Oak Cliff.
Her interest in working with kids began early in life with her enrolling at DeBakey High School for Health Professions, a partnership between the Houston Independent School District and Baylor College of Medicine.
“I knew since I was old enough to talk that I wanted to take care of kids,” she says. “I was raised around a lot of younger kids, so that probably had something to do with it.”
Dr. Daram went on to earn her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and then finished her pediatric residency training at Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Daram enjoys working not just with her young patients, but also with their parents. “I love the involvement of the entire family, and sometimes I almost feel like part of the family, too,” she said. “I like being involved in many of the important decisions in a child’s life, including their schooling and sports activities.”
She particularly likes working in the Dallas area. “After medical school, I wanted to stay in Texas,” she explained. “My husband and I both matched at Children’s Medical Center/UT Southwestern Medical Center for our residencies. We really liked it here, so we decided to stay.”
In her free time, Dr. Daram loves spending time with her husband, who is also a doctor, and their son. She also enjoys reading fiction and checking out new restaurants in Dallas.