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Amanda Grimes

Location

Texas Medical Center

Specialty
Blood Disorders
Phone: 832-822-4217
Fax: 832-825-1453
Email

abgrimes@texaschildrens.org

Address

6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510
Houston, TX 77030

Amanda B. Grimes, MD

Associate Director, Clinical Division (Inpatient), Cancer and Hematology Center
Hematology-Oncology Associate Course Director, School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2016
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 2012
University of Arkansas Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2008
University of Arkansas University Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry 2003

About

Dr. Amanda Grimes is a specialist in pediatric immune hematology at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. 

Dr. Grimes is passionate about advancing knowledge and research within her fields of expertise, particularly with the goal of improving therapies and outcomes for patients suffering from immune hematologic and/or lymphoproliferative diseases – specifically: Evans syndrome and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).

Dr. Grimes cares for patients with blood disorders, specializing in immune-mediated cytopenias including autoimmune neutropenia (AIN), immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and Evans syndrome. As a part of the Immune Hematology team, she participates in clinical and translational research aimed at improving the diagnostic and therapeutic management of children with immune-mediated blood disorders. She works closely with inter-disciplinary colleagues in the departments of Immunology, Rheumatology, and Genetics at Texas Children’s Hospital, in order to deliver the best possible care to this group of children.

She has authored a chapter on Evans syndrome in Springer’s “Immune Hematology: Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Cytopenias” and several other publications related to better describing and improving outcomes among children with immune-mediated blood disorders.

She is currently participating in both clinical and translational research with her mentor, Dr. Jenny Despotovic, focusing on ITP and Evans syndrome. Their findings regarding both biological and clinical predictors of chronic immune thrombocytopenia have been presented at the annual conferences of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

Dr. Grimes continues to collaborate with the ITP Consortium of North America (ICON), including a biologic repository for patients with ITP and Evans syndrome across North America, which is located at Baylor College of Medicine and supported by the Research Resources Office IT database management. She serves as the chair for the ITP Consortium of North America’s Biology Committee.

Prior to her current appointment, she completed her fellowship subspecialty training in pediatric hematology-oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, where she was appointed as Chief Fellow for the Cancer and Hematology Center at Texas Children's Hospital.

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine

Organizations

Organization Name Role
American College of Physicians Member
American Medical Association (AMA) Member
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO) Member

Awards

2022           Early Career Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Baylor College of Medicine
2022           Center for Professionalism Power of Professionalism Award, Baylor College of Medicine
2020           Fellows’ Excellence in Education Award, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center
2018           Fellows’ Excellence in Education Award, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center
2015-2016 Chief Fellow, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Language

English

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