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Dr. David Steffin


Texas Medical Center

Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-824-4745
Fax: 832-825-1453


1102 Bates Ave., 7th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

David H. Steffin, MD

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


School Education Degree Year
Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant/Immunotherapy 2019
Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2018
Maimonides Medical Center Residency Pediatrics 2015
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2012
Brandeis University Bachelors Bachelor of Science, Biology 2008


Dr. David Steffin has a clinical expertise in hematopoietic stem cell transplant with a special emphasis in cellular therapies for relapsed/refractory solid tumors. He is also a member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT) and the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

His research focuses on developing novel treatments for children with solid tumors by redirecting the immune system to attack and kill cancer cells using genetically-engineered T cells. Dr. Steffin is a principal investigator and co-investigator on a number of phase 1 clinical trials using CAR T cells to target solid tumors in children. He is also involved in several clinical projects within the bone marrow transplant unit to improve quality of care and patient safety.

Dr. Steffin is a graduate of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. This was followed by his fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology and an additional year of subspecialty training in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Member
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Member

Selected Publications

Awards & Honors

2022    Clover Award for contributions to patient quality and safety, Texas Children's Hospital

Board Certification

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



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