Fort Worth - Forest Park
Meet our pediatricians
At Cook Children's, taking care of kids means including the whole family. We take the time to listen to you and your child, answer questions and help you navigate parenthood.
Our doctors are specialists in the health care of infants, children and adolescents. Our team includes board certified pediatricians that, together with you, will get your kids on the path to leading happy and healthy lives.
Tom Rogers, Jr., M.D., FAAP
Dr. Tom Rogers has practiced pediatrics in Fort Worth since 1967. He spent his early years at George Clarke Elementary, McLean and RL Paschal schools. He earned his undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University and his medical degree at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Rogers' special interests are centered around school-related problems and he is involved in several child advocacy organizations. He was board certified in 1966. A former baseball player, Dr. Rogers was inducted into the TCU Letterman's Hall of Fame in 1999. He was honored with the Cook Children's Physician Network Service Award in 2003 and Distinguished Physician Award in 2006. Dr. Rogers also received special recognition from the Tarrant County Medical Society by accepting the Gold-Headed Cane Award in 2006.
Audrey Rogers, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Audrey Rogers was born in Odessa, Texas and attended school at Highland Park High School in Dallas. Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., her medical degree at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and completed her pediatrics training at Children's Hospital of Oklahoma. Her special interests are behavioral pediatrics and adolescent medicine. She became board certified in 1989.
Dr. Rogers has been active in the Fort Worth community, serving as a board member for the Child Study Center and Hill School. She is a past president of the Fort Worth Pediatric Society and has also served on the medical board of Cook Children's Medical Center, Cook Children's Physician Network and Harris Methodist Hospital.
She and her husband, Dr. Jeff Rogers, have one daughter. They are avid supporters of the Fort Worth Zoo, the Fort Worth Sportsman's Club and the Dallas Safari Club. Dr. Rogers and her husband enjoy hunting, fishing, scuba diving and travel. They love dogs and are the proud owners of Rosie and Pearl.
Brad Mercer, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Brad Mercer grew up in Fort Worth and attended Brewer High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He completed his residency at Texas A&M/Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.
Dr. Mercer joined Cook Children's Physician Network and has been a board member for the Cook Children's Physician Network, Cook Children's Health Care System and Cook Children's Health Plan, as well as the Tarrant Country Academy of Medicine and Fort Worth Academy school board. In 1995 he became board certified in pediatrics. He is a past president of the Fort Worth Pediatric Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Mercer and his wife have two high school-aged children. His hobbies include traveling, camping, hiking, cycling and running.
Sherri Burke, D.O., FAAP
Dr. Sherri Burke attended Cleburne High School. She received her medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and completed her pediatric training at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. She has been board certified since 1993 and is married to Ron Burke, M.D., a pediatric orthopedist. They have two children.
Eriel Hayes, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Eriel Hayes joined the Cook Children's Forest Park practice in 2012. Dr. Hayes grew up in Denton, TX and attended the University of North Texas for undergrad. She then attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and did her internship and residency in pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Fort Worth Pediatric Society.
She loves all aspects of pediatrics, including advocacy, nutrition, and watching her patients grow and develop. She was board certified in 2012 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Her husband, Matt, is an Anesthesiologist. They live with their cat, Kirby. Outside of medicine, Dr. Hayes enjoys running, dance, singing, and reading.