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Specialty

Pediatrics

Language(s) Spoken

English; Malayalam

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

September 2019

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. Lekshmi Pillai Daram earned her medical degree in 2013 at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed her Pediatrics residency in 2016 at Children’s Health, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas. Dr. Daram is board certified in Pediatrics and is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Daram served as a primary care physician at Children’s Health Pediatric Group in Dallas. From 2018 to 2020, she was a primary care physician at Near North Health Service Corporation, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Chicago, and a Medical Student Preceptor at A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, Ariz. She joined Kelsey-Seybold in September 2019.

Professional Associations

Dr. Daram is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Daram enjoys trying new, vegetarian-friendly restaurants, exploring local parks and outdoor spaces with her husband and two sons, and reading.

Fun Facts


The best advice Dr. Daram has ever received is, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
As a child, she already knew she want to be a “baby doctor.”


​I value the trust people place in their pediatricians to take care of their most precious gifts – their children. It’s what drew me to the field and what continues to motivate me every day.

Awards & Recognitions

​Gold Humanism Award Nominee, 2013

Publications and Presentations

  • Ahamba, D, Khan, M, Howe, S, Pillai, L, Leung, DH. Positive HBV Screening in Children: Taking the next step. Gastroenterology Vol. 140, Issue 5, pg S-893. 2011
  • To Educate All Children’s Housestaff (TEACH), Children’s Health, UTSW, 2016
    • Scholarly project designed to improve resident subspecialty education by implementing a standardized curriculum during each subspecialty rotation during intern year
  • Critically Appraised Topic Presentation, Children’s Health, UTSW, 2014
    • Power point presentation – Literature review of oxygen saturation monitoring and its role in admission rates and length of stay in patients with bronchiolitis 
  • Multidisciplinary Conference, Children’s Health, UTSW, 2014
    • Case presentation on patient with Caffey’s disease
  • James K. Alexander Research Symposium, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012
    • Poster presentation – Importance of HBV DNA confirmation in positively screened children with hematologic or oncologic conditions
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), 2008
    • Poster and Oral Presentation - Pathways of Understanding: The Interrelationship Between Caregivers’ Explanatory Model and ADHD Treatment