Your Pediatrics Team

Engaged, Focused, and Present with your Children's Health




Your Medical Professionals

Dr. Litzie Garza DNP, FNP-BC

Dr. Litzie Garza, DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Sandra Espinoza

Sandra Espinoza, CPNP-BC

Nurse Practioner

Kelli Mamadaliyev

Kelli Mamadaliyev, CPNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Maria Aguirre

Dr. Maria Aguirre MD, FAAP

Chief of Staff

I am Dr Maria Aguirre, proud daughter of Barbara Barrera Aguirre, a very dedicated nurse and advocate for her patients. My father, Ben Rosales Aguirre, was a great believer in people with strong work ethics. He was a devoted activist for laborers who deserve the benefits of the American Dream.
I was raised in a modest home in West Texas and attended primary, middle, and high school there.  I loved sports and played in all available to me, but of course enjoyed my academics as well. I was always on the Honor Roll and voted most likely to succeed.
Relocating to San Antonio, I finished high school as Valedictorian and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree at Our Lady of the Lake University in Biology and Chemistry. I ventured out to the East Coast to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine to realize mi sueño, my dream, of becoming a physician.
Desiring to return to my home to care for a wonderful community of loving families, I chose to come to University of Texas Health Science Center to care for beautiful babies, children, and teens.
I finished my Pediatric Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (UTHSC SA). Looking back, I’m realizing I have practiced pediatrics on the West Side of San Antonio for over 32 years! My practice is both clinic and hospital based.  I have four wonderful sons whom I love dearly.
Why my love for Pediatrics?  Bright smiles, bright futures, love of life and vulnerability necessitating more love, more care and dedication. It makes my life blossom every year!
Litzie Garza DNP, FNP-BC

Dr. Litzie Garza DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Litzie Garza is a doctorally prepared Family Nurse Practitioner, a graduate from the University of the Incarnate Word. She first obtained her Bachelors in Science Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011. Her career motivation was to provide and improve access to healthcare to those that are underserved and vulnerable. She has worked as a supervisor in an adult skilled nursing rehabilitation facility and worked in outpatient settings including pediatric and family practice. Dr. Garza is passionate about primary prevention and improving the family’s ability to improve their health. Her special interests include health policy, world health, and health disparities as demonstrated in her mission work abroad with underserved populations. Her main advice to parents is to eat healthy and stay active by having fun. She is zealous about pediatric primary care, she enjoys interacting with kids and helping them heal. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to church, reading, and watching documentaries.

Sandra Espinoza

Sandra Espinoza, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC 

Nurse Practitioner

What was your initial motivation to become a pediatric medical provider?
I have always wanted to help children especially when they are coming to us for help whether it’s regarding a sick visit, a referral, or education, etc. 

What is your professional title and list your education history.

Laredo Community College in Laredo, TX August 2002-May 2004 Associates Degree. Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX January 2004-May 2006 Bachelor’s Degree. Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX August 2010-December 2012 Master’s Degree 

 What is your favorite thing about being a pediatric provider?
The best part about being a pediatric provider is seeing the smiles on the children especially when they receive a sticker, lollipop, or toy. 

 What is your number one children’s health advice for parents? 

Eat foods in moderation, drink plenty of water, and exercise such as playing in the park/playground 

What’s your favorite hobby/pastime? 

Spending time with family; the most important thing.

Litzie Garza DNP, FNP-BC

Kelli Mamadaliyev CPNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

What was your initial motivation to become a pediatric/medical provider?

I was sick a lot as a kid and I remembered how scary it was, but I always had great nurses and doctors who helped to make things less scary and feel safe. I decided young that I wanted to do the same for other kids.

What is your professional title and list your education history?

Board certified Pediatric nurse practitioner. Masters in science in nursing. Currently in school to get my doctorate in nursing

What is your favorite thing about being a pediatric provider?

I love working with kids and being able to educate families and advocate for their wellness.

What is your number one children’s health advice for parents?

Go with your gut. If you feel like something is not right, don’t underestimate it or ignore it. Parents have a special intuition for their children and you must listen to it and advocate for your child.

What’s your favorite hobby/pastime?

Spending time with my kids and husband are my favorite past time. We love the outdoors and running.