Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

New Patient Status

Accepting newborns and siblings of existing patients, however, the number of newborns accepted per month is limited. To reserve Dr. Straughn as your child’s pediatrician please email with the subject, Dr. Straughn Reservation. In the body of the email please include the mother’s full name, parent’s phone number, name of the child if it is known, due date, delivery hospital, and the baby’s expected insurance provider.


Postgraduate Advanced Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Chief Resident and Instructor of Pediatrics
Houston, TX
2002 – 2003

Internship and Residency

Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
Houston, TX
1999 – 2002

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Houston, TX

Undergraduate School

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science
Magna Cum Laude
Foundation Honors (1995)
University Honors (1995)
President’s Endowed Scholar (1991 – 1995)

College Station, TX

Hospitals Affiliated With

Baylor Medical Center at Frisco
Medical City Children’s Hospital
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Fellow, 2005 – Present
Member, 2003 – Present

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
2003 – Present

Children Are Special (CARES) Pediatric Network

Texas Pediatric Society (TPS)
2003 – Present


Dr. Straughn with Patient

Dr. Chris Straughn, a board-certified pediatrician, practices general pediatrics with Forest Lane Pediatrics in Dallas, Texas. He has been in practice there since 2003 after completing his training and chief residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Straughn and family

Dr. Straughn served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Medical City Children’s Hospital in 2011 and 2012 and has been selected as one of the best pediatricians in Dallas by D Magazine for 2011, 2012, and 2013. He was also repeatedly recognized as a Mom Approved Doctor by DFW Child Magazine since 2012.

Dr. Straughn lives in Lakewood with his wife and four boys. He enjoys golf, cooking, traveling, and being active with his kids as a coach and spectator for their youth sports.