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Texas Medical Center

Pathology, Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-824-1288
Fax: 832-825-1032


6621 Fannin Street
Suite AB1195
Houston, TX 77030

Research Laboratory

Research Area

Dolores H. Lopez-Terrada, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Genomic Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital
Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, and Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pathology 1999
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Fellowship Laboratory Medicine 1992
Universitat De Valencia Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1987


Dr. Dolores López-Terrada and the members of the Division of Genomic Medicine are dedicated to provide Molecular and Genomic Pathology, state-of-the-art diagnostic services for children and their families. The main goals of the Division are to advance patient care through technology and innovation in oncology and constitutional testing, and to support patient-centered, individualized, multidisciplinary patient care, in which molecular and genomic testing are a standard of care.

Dr. López-Terrada’s research interests include the biology of embryonal malignancies, pediatric liver tumors, and soft tissue tumors, and the discovery and clinical translation of diagnostic biomakers for these patients. Her reserach laboratory is involved in genomic, expression and methylation profiling of histologic subtypes of pediatric liver tumors, and in the analysis of developmental and oncogenic pathways relevant to hepatoblastoma and other pediatric liver tumors.

Dr. Lopez-Terrada is board certified in both Molecular Genetic Pathology and Anatomic Pathology.


Organization Name Role
CAP Molecular Oncology Committee, (September 2015-Present) Member
COG AHEP1531 Liver Tumors trial (2018-Present) Pathology-Biology co-PI
COG Liver Tumors Committee, (2019-Present) Biology Chair
International Agency for Resrarch on Cancer (IARC) (2020-present) World Health Organization (WHO) Paediatric Tumours, Expert Editor
Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) (September, 2017-Present) Expert Panel Member
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society (2020-Present) Full Member
Society for Pediatric Pathology Practice Committee Chair (2019-2023); Member, Strategic Planning Committee



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