• David G. Poplack, MD

    Poplack David (3)

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Hematology-Oncology



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    1102 Bates St.
    Suite 1570
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-822-4556
    Fax:  832-825-4299

    Director, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers - Texas Children's Hospital
    Elise C. Young Professor of Pediatric Oncology
    Head, Hematology-Oncology Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
    Service Chief, Hematology/Oncology, Texas Children's Hospital
    Deputy Director, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Boston University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1970


    Stanford University School of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1971


    Harvard Medical School, Pediatrics, 1972


    NIH/NIAID, Hematology-Oncology, 1975

    From Dr. Poplack

    Dr. David Poplack is the Director of the Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers; Deputy Director of Baylor College of Medicine's (BCM's) Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center; Section Head, Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, BCM; Hematology/Oncology Service Chief, Texas Children's Hospital; and is the Elise C. Young Professor of Pediatric Oncology.

    Dr. Poplack is Principal Investigator of an NCI K12 Pediatric Oncology Clinical Research Training Grant. Dr. Poplack has authored 357 original articles and book chapters relating to pediatric oncology and serves on the editorial board of numerous subspecialty journals. He is co-editor of Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, the leading textbook of pediatric oncology, which is in its sixth edition. He has also served on numerous NIH, FDA and Institute of Medicine Committees. Dr. Poplack is a member of the National Cancer Institutes' Board of Scientific Counselors.

    Professional Organizations

    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
    • American Medical Association (AMA)
    • American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

    Selected Publications

    Pizzo PA, Poplack DG: Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology (Fifth edition) Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

    Blaney SM, Heideman, R., Berg S, Adamson P, Gillespie A, Geyer JR, Packer R, Matthay K, Jaeckle K, Cole D, Kuttesch N, Poplack DG, Balis FM. Phase I clinical trial of Intrathecal Topetecan in patients with neoplastic meningitis. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2003, 21: 143-147.

    Margolin, JF and Poplack, DG. Review of article “What is the optimal therapy for childhood AML? Oncology 2002, 1069-1070.

    Steuber CP and Poplack DG. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM, Hostetter MK, Lister G, Siegel NJ (eds). Rudolph’s Pediatrics, 21st Edition. New York. McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division, pp. 1594-1600, 2002.

    Bomgaars L, Chamberlain MC, Poplack DG and Blaney M. Leptomeningeal metastases. In Levin VA (ed). Cancer in the Nervous System, Second Edition. New York. Oxford University Press, pp. 375-396, 2002.

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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