Dr. Mahalakshmi Ramchandra, was born in a family with multiple physicians in Hyderbad, India where she completed medical school. Her love for children led her to pursue a career in pediatrics. After moving to the United States 30 years ago, she completed her residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi in 1998. She took a career break to be with her firstborn daughter, and later obtained her Board Certification from The American Board of Pediatrics in 2000. She worked as a pediatrician in the Corpus Christi Naval Base before moving to Houston in 2004.
She started Bay Colony Pediatrics in 2005 to create an environment where her patients can receive the best pediatric experience. Her goal was to create a practice that is comprehensive, gives time to give parents to address their concerns, and is primarily focused on the needs of children. Her special interests are asthma, obesity and now behavioral health.
She loves the joy children bring, nature, travel, going on walks with her two Yorkies, gardening and cooking. She is happily married to her husband Ram who runs the practice. They have two lovely daughters; one is in medical school and the other a rising senior in high school (and the webmaster of this website!).
Lyly Bui is proud to be from Houston, Texas. In her early years of college, Lyly was on her way to becoming a veterinarian. She struggled with the decision due to her love of animals but decided she would make a bigger impact in the lives of children. She changed career paths her last year of college and chose the field of pediatrics. Her decision paid off because she can work with children daily. She enjoys their contagious laughter and feels that it can make any day a better day. To her kids are fun and energetic. She enjoys their positive energy. She got her master’s degree from the University of Texas, Physician Assistant Studies.
Lyly is married. Her husband is a paramedic firefighter for the city of Pearland. They have three young children. Lyly loves to go to the park with her boys and take the boys swimming too. Lyly says her baby girl is totally different than the boys, proving that every child is a unique and a precious gift. She is eager to try different hairstyles and learn more about bows and tiaras.
Lyly enjoys traveling and finding new adventures. She likes to eat foods from different countries. She continues to love animals; she has two dogs at home. Her favorite toys as a kid were anything with Hello Kitty and her favorite book to read as a kid was the Wayside School series.
Brenda Mallet is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner since 2010 graduating from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her undergraduate degrees were from Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and the University of Alaska in Anchorage. She worked as an RN in both neonatal and pediatric ICU from 1990 to 2010. She also worked as a traveling nurse for 4 years from 2002- 2006, including hospitals like Childrens’ Hospital in Philadelphia, Orange County California, Virginia Beach and several others.
She has always been interested in children as she was an only child for her first 7 years of life and helped raise her sisters. She cared for other children throughout high school and when she first started college. She also worked in the childrens’ church ministry leading the 3-5 year old class for 2 years and also working with the grade school and teen ministries. Her special interests include premature infants, developmental and behavioral problems, asthma, and obesity.
She moved many times as a child as her father worked for the railroad. She enjoys traveling and has been to several countries including Sweden, Russia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Trinidad interacting with the medical systems there. She also likes to visit Alaska and Chicago when she can to visit her nieces one in grade school and the other in high school. Her parents are winter Texans and spend part of the year in Alaska. She has one cat and plays with her parents Havanese when she visits them.