Amber M. Yates, MD


  • Texas Medical Center


Blood Disorders

Phone: 832-822-4502
Fax: 832-825-1503

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1580
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Research Area

  • Hematology
  • Sickle Cell Disease

Assistant Director, Clinical Division (Outpatient), Cancer and Hematology Centers
Co-Director, Sickle Cell Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Tennessee College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2010
University of Tennessee College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2006
Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003


Dr. Amber Yates is Assistant Director of the Clinical Division where she oversees outpatient care. She is also Co-Director of the Sickle Cell Program and a member of the Hematology Center.

Her primary clinical interest is in the care of children with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin disorders. She is particularly interested in the role of hydroxyurea therapy in improving the lives of children with sickle cell disease, as well as the long term safety and efficacy of hydroxyurea. Her other clinical interests include: hemoglobinopathies and hemolytic anemia.

Dr. Amber Yates is also interested in assisting teenage patients with hematologic disorders so they can achieve a successful transition to adult care.

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member

Research Statement

Her research interests are in sickle cell disease and hydroxyurea therapy.

Selected Publications

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