Gengwen Tian, MD, PhD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-4242

Contact Information

6701 Fannin, Ste. 1510
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Driscoll Children’s Hospital residency Pediatrics 2019
Baylor College of Medicine PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Immunology 2016
Harbin Medical University medical school Doctor of Medicine 2011


Dr. Gengwen Tian started her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training in 2019. Dr. Tian has had a strong passion for treating patients with malignancies since medical school. With the goal of understanding more about cancer biology and discovering new treatment, Dr. Tian pursued her PhD research in developing new cell therapies against neuroblastoma and lymphoma at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tian started her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship in 2019 with the goal of becoming a physician-scientist, specializing in the treatment of childhood cancers.

Dr. Tian finds it very rewarding to treat and interact with pediatric oncology patients. While in residency, Dr. Tian did multiple clinical rotations at both St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During this time, Dr. Tian gained knowledge in both common pediatrics cancers, as well as rare childhood cancers. Dr. Tian was actively involved in quality improvement projects during residency, such as a central line infection study and resident workshops in improving communication skills with patients and families.

Dr. Tian is interested in treating a variety of childhood malignancies and participating in the development of new therapeutics against childhood cancers. Dr. Tian would like to continue her research on utilizing immune cells to tackle pediatric solid tumors.

Dr. Gengwen Tian is interested in developing new immunotherapies against various childhood cancers. Dr. Tian was involved in multiple research projects, ranging from cancer vaccine development to novel cell therapy against lymphoma and neuroblastoma. Dr. Tian’s work has been published in multiple scientific journals.

Currently, Dr. Tian’s PhD work has progressed to a clinical trial to treat refractory neuroblastoma. Dr. Tian’s goal is to understand how the immune system interacts with cancer cells and how we can train the immune system to better tackle cancer malignancies. Dr. Tian is interested in various tumors, including neuroblatoma, osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Member

Selected Publications