David G. Poplack, MD

Department or Service

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Cancer
Blood Disorders

Phone: 832-822-4556
Fax: 832-825-4299

Contact Information

1102 Bates Street, Suite 1570
Houston, TX 77030

Director, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers
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

Education

School Education Degree Year
NIH/NIAID fellowship Hematology-Oncology 1975
Harvard Medical School residency Pediatrics 1972
Stanford University School of Medicine internship Pediatrics 1971
Boston University School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1970

About David Poplack

Dr. David Poplack has served as the Director of Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers since 1993. He is Deputy Director of Baylor College of Medicine'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 a graduate of Tufts University. He received his M.D. degree from Boston University School of Medicine, completed his pediatric internship at Stanford University, his residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital in Boston, and his fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

He is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of pediatric cancer.

Dr. Poplack has authored more than 365 original articles and book chapters in the field of pediatric oncology. He is co-editor of Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, the leading textbook of pediatric oncology, which is in its seventh edition.

Dr. Poplack is Principal Investigator of an NCI K12 Pediatric Oncology Clinical Research Training Grant and serves on the editorial board of numerous subspecialty journals.

He is also the developer of the Passport For Care, an interactive website that addresses the need to provide long-term survivors of childhood cancer and their caregivers with screening guidelines and resources individualized to the survivor’s treatment history.

Dr. Poplack has served on many national and international committees, including panel appointments at the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Institute of Medicine and a term as an appointed member of the National Cancer Institute’s Board of Scientific Counselors. In 2016, Dr. Poplack was awarded the American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Distinguished Career Award.

Board Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics
Certified Sub-specialty, American Board of Pediatrics — Hematology/Oncology

Organization

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

Selected Publications

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