David G. Poplack, MD
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Director, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers
Elise C. Young Professor of Pediatric Oncology
Head, Hematology/Oncology Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Service Chief, Hematology/Oncology Texas Children’s Hospital
Deputy Director, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine
|Harvard Medical School||residency||Pediatrics||1972|
|Stanford University School of Medicine||internship||Pediatrics||1971|
|Boston University School of Medicine||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||1970|
Dr. David Poplack has served as the Director of Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers since 1993. He is Deputy Director of Baylor College of Medicine's Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center; Section Head, Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, BCM; Hematology/Oncology Service Chief, Texas Children's Hospital; and is the Elise C. Young Professor of Pediatric Oncology.
Dr. Poplack is a graduate of Tufts University. He received his M.D. degree from Boston University School of Medicine, completed his pediatric internship at Stanford University, his residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital in Boston, and his fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
He is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of pediatric cancer.
Dr. Poplack has authored more than 365 original articles and book chapters in the field of pediatric oncology. He is co-editor of Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, the leading textbook of pediatric oncology, which is in its seventh edition.
Dr. Poplack is Principal Investigator of an NCI K12 Pediatric Oncology Clinical Research Training Grant and serves on the editorial board of numerous subspecialty journals.
He is also the developer of the Passport For Care, an interactive website that addresses the need to provide long-term survivors of childhood cancer and their caregivers with screening guidelines and resources individualized to the survivor’s treatment history.
Dr. Poplack has served on many national and international committees, including panel appointments at the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Institute of Medicine and a term as an appointed member of the National Cancer Institute’s Board of Scientific Counselors. In 2016, Dr. Poplack was awarded the American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Distinguished Career Award.
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics
Certified Sub-specialty, American Board of Pediatrics — Hematology/Oncology
|American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)||Member|
|American Association for the Advancement of Science||Member|
|American Medical Association (AMA)||Member|
|American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)||Member|
|American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)||Member|
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