Raquel Vargas-Whale, MD, MS, MSc, FAAP
Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician
Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Dr. Vargas-Whale is the Medical Director and Attending Physician for the CARE (Child Abuse Resource & Evaluation) Team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Vargas-Whale graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch medical school in 2005, and completed her pediatric residency in 2008 at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. After graduation, Dr. Vargas-Whale served as an Indian Health Services Scholar and staff pediatrician for the Choctaw Nation Health Service Authority in Oklahoma. Her practice emphasis was in the area of behavioral health and child development. In 2012, Dr. Vargas-Whale entered into fellowship training in Child Abuse Pediatrics at The University of Utah and Obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Science Investigation, graduating in July 2015. Dr. Vargas-Whale is Board Certified in both General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics.