This month’s physician profile features Dr. Zenithe C. Pierre, MD. She specializes in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics which allows her to care for patients of all ages from newborns to the elderly. A native of Houston, her journey into the field of medicine started at the University of Houston where she majored in Psychology and minored in African American Studies. While at the University of Houston, Dr. Pierre was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society and granted membership into the Honors College upon graduated Cum Laude in 2001.
Dr. Pierre attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. While attending medical school, she received the Ralph D. Hanna Scholarship. With an initial decision to specialize in Internal Medicine, she also developed an interest in treating children during a pediatric rotation and chose “MEDPEDS” as a specialty. She began her internship training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland followed by residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine’s Affiliated Hospitals in Houston. Dr. Pierre is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has memberships is several medical organizations such as the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Medical Association and American Medical Association.
After her formal medical training, Dr. Pierre worked as an urgent care and locum tenems with Southwest Urgent Care and Mint Physicians Staffing respectively. In October of 2011, she joined the Memorial Herman Medical Group in Pearland, Texas. She is a strong advocate for preventive care and believes that getting to know each patient on an individual basis is important to providing quality healthcare. Dr. Pierre’s clinical interests include cardiometabolic disorders such as Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemias. One of her major philosophies in healthcare is allowing the patient to have an active role in healthcare decision making.
Dr. Pierre is a single mother of a three year old daughter named Aria. She is an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and spends her free time relaxing with family and friends, traveling and roller skating. She would also volunteer her time once every 1-2 months participating in church health fairs, performing high school sport physicals, and conducting Asthma prevention workshops at local daycare centers. She also attends local school with the Doctor’s Day Outreach Program conducted by the Houston Medical forum in which students are educated about careers in the medical field.