M. John Hicks, MD, DDS

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Contact Information

6621 Fannin
MC 1-2261
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-824-2250
Fax: (832) 825-1032

Pediatric Pathology

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center fellowship Surgical Pathology, SPATH 1993
Baylor College of Medicine residency Anatomic Pathology, ANAPATH 1992
University of Colorado School of Medicine residency Anatomic Pathology, ANAPATH 1990
AMI Presbyterian-St. Luke's Med Cntr internship Transitional, TRA 1989
University of Miami Medical School medical school Doctor of Medicine, M.D. 1988
College of Dentistry dental school DDS, Dentist 1976
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy, PhD 1982

About M. John Hicks

Dr. Hicks has several areas of interest and collaborates with several NIH-funded Principal Investigators. Currently, he is collaborating on an NIH Director's Challenge grant on the molecular basis of osteosarcoma, NIH-K08, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grants on the molecular basis of Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome, an NIH grant on urokinase expression in colon cancer in murine models, and NIH and Arthritis Foundation of America grants on autoimmune models of renal disease. His other areas of interest include skeletal disorders in murine models of osteochondrodystrophies, and the clinicopathologic aspects of pediatric soft tissue neoplasms, oral, maxillofacial and head and neck diseases and tumors in childhood and HIV infection, pediatric renal diseases, and prevention and histopathology of dental caries.


Organization Name Role
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Chair, Pathology Discipline; Executive Committee Member
College of American Pathologistis Fellow
Society for Pediatric Pathology Chair, Subcommittee for Website
Society for Ultrastructural Pathology Executive Council Member
United State and Canadian Academy of Pathology Director and Conference Planner, Pediatric Pathology Specialty Conference

Selected Publications

Flaitz CM, Khan F, Hicks MJ. Case of the month. Peripheral odontogenic keratocyst. Texas Dental Journal 2012 Mar;129(3):320-1, 336-7.