Texas Children’s Hospital Selects Dr. Jackie Powers as Section Chief of Hematology


HOUSTON (July 6, 2023) – Texas Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce Dr. Jackie Powers as the Section Chief of Hematology at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center. In this position, Dr. Powers will lead the section toward improving outcomes for children with blood disorders. She also serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics Section of Hematology- Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine.

“I am honored to be named the Section Chief of Hematology,” said Dr. Powers. “I look forward to serving our unique and diverse group of pediatric and adolescent patients with blood disorders, and I am dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the most cutting-edge care, advancing research and educating the next generation of health care providers.”

Dr. Powers is internationally recognized for her expertise in iron deficiency anemia, which impacts more than 1.2 billion individuals worldwide and is the most common blood condition in the world. Chronic iron deficiency anemia can result in neurocognitive dysfunction in young children. She also has expertise in other nutritional anemias, including B12 and folate deficiency as well as iron overload disorders.

“Dr. Powers is an outstanding clinician, researcher, educator and leader who is highly respected by her peers, our medical staff, trainees, patients and families. We are very fortunate that she has agreed to serve as Section Chief of Hematology,” said Dr. Susan Blaney, Director of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center and Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine. “I am confident Dr. Powers and our outstanding and innovative team of hematologists will continue to lead the field of pediatric hematology.”

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Texas Children’s Duncan NRI; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country, Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org.

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