Amber Landry MD is a third-year Pediatric Resident at the University of Oklahoma Pediatric Residency Program in Oklahoma City, OK. Amber’s journey began in the great city of Houston, Texas. Growing up, she thought she might ultimately end up in the WNBA. After the sobering reality of the athletic abilities required for professional basketball players, she abandoned the pursuit of a WNBA career.
Amber’s desire to become a pediatrician developed in high school when she took an anatomy course which sparked her interest in medicine. As a mentor to children in the P.A.L.s program (Peer Assistance and Leadership) she knew that she undoubtedly wanted to work with children in the future. She eventually shadowed two local pediatricians, and was captivated by their daily impact on the children in their communities. She fell in love with the fact that pediatrics was the first impression of medicine for children, and how pediatricians could help to establish a strong foundation for the patient-physician relationship.
Amber graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology before matriculating at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Although she enjoyed her interactions with her adult patients during medical school, she never wavered from her desire to become a pediatrician. She was a member of the Pediatric Student Society during medical school where she volunteered in numerous activities.
Her faith in God and her love for children has ultimately fueled her during this journey. In her spare time Amber enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog. She also enjoys watching sports, church activities, exploring OKC, dining at new restaurants, and drawing. Amber plans to return to Houston to join an outpatient practice, and help serve the children in the Houston community.