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Texas Medical Center

Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-824-4692
Fax: 832-825-7374


670 Fannin St., Ste 1400
Houston, TX 77030

Caridad A. Martinez, MD

Medical Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Minnesota Medical School at Minneapolis Fellowship Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant 2008
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Fellowship Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 2007
University of Puerto Rico Pediatric Hospital Residency Pediatrics 2002
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2001
University of Puerto Rico Bachelors Bachelor of Science 1997


Dr. Caridad Martinez is a member of the Cell and Gene Therapy Program's translational clinical research and the pediatric bone marrow transplant clinical team, which is part of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

Her clinical interests include bone marrow transplantation (BMT), umbilical cord blood transplantation, stem cell transplantation for pediatric patients with congenital childhood diseases, and cell and gene therapy.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society for Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) Member
American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Reviewer
Bone Marrow Transplantation Reviewer
Cord Blood Association Board of Directors
International Society of Cell Therapy Member
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Reviewer

Research Statement

Survival and Immunoreconstitution after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant

Her clinical research interests focus on developing strategies to improve overall survival and immunoreconstitution after an umbilical cord blood transplant in pediatric patients with malignant or non-malignant diseases. Currently, she is the principal investigator of several clinical protocols using umbilical cord blood transplant for non-malignant and malignant diseases.

Treatment of Patients with Immunodeficiency Disorders

Dr. Martinez is also very involved with the Department of Allergy and Immunology at Texas Children's Hospital, where she is engaged in evaluating, enrolling and taking care of patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders that will require a stem cell transplant as a curative option of their disease.

Learn more about the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at

Awards & Honors

2014     Fulbright & Jaworski L. L. P. Faculty Excellence Award: Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine

2013     Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellows Faculty Teaching Award, Texas Children's Hospital

2010     Travel Investigator Award, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)

2009     Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Teaching Faculty Award, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Texas Children's Hospital

2009     Travel Investigator Award, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)

2008     Young Investigator Award, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


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