New Patient Status

Currently accepting newborns and siblings of existing patients.

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics


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

Medical City Dallas
THR (Presbyterian) Hospital of Dallas

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.

Parent Testimonials

“Dr. Straughn is amazing with our girls! He is always patient with our questions and you can tell he truly cares about his patients.”
– N. Davis

“We have been going to Forest Lane Pediatrics since May of 2005. Working with these doctors, nurses and receptionist is a fantastic and comforting experience for both child and parent. My daughter has anxiety with various tests and Dr. Straughn, Dr. McGonnell and Dr. Blair always take the time to ease my daughter’s mind and comfort her. They truly care about her health and making the correct diagnosis quickly to ensure health is returned quickly for comfort and for the child’s happiness. Each doctor carries a smile into the room no matter how overwhelmed they may be with patients. We are thankful for these great people as they are a huge comfort to my daughter and my family. I highly recommend them to anyone needing a pediatrician – they are available 100% of the time and will take good care of your child/children!! Thanks to all of you for all you’ve done for my daughter and family over the years!”
– D. Holliday

“My baby’s primary doctor is Dr. Straughn, but we have also seen Dr. Mitchell a couple of times. Both doctors, office staff, and nurses are AWESOME. Both doctors have wonderful, kind bedside manners. Everything is always explained to me in detail and I never feel rushed during her appointments. The wait time is also very acceptable for a busy doctor’s office: 5-10 minutes.

Bonus: They are open on Saturday mornings!

Love, love, love this office.”
– Melissa H.