Heather A. Haq, MD, MHS

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Cancer
Blood Disorders

Phone: 832-824-0938

Contact Information

1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Director, Community Awareness and Advocacy, Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
Attending Physician, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
University of Wisconsin-Madison medical school Doctor of Medicine 2013
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics, Child Global Health 2017
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health masters Master of Health Science, International Public Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions 2008
McGill University bachelors Bachelor of Arts, International Development Studies, Medical Anthropology 2006

About

Dr. Heather Haq is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and directs the Community Outreach and Advocacy division of the Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) program. She also cares for children as a pediatric hospitalist at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Haq is a highly-qualified champion for global child health. She received her undergraduate degree from McGill University with a major in international development, completed her Master of Health Science degree in international public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her four-year Pediatrics/Child Global Health residency at Baylor College of Medicine, including clinical training in Uganda.

Dr. Haq has a wealth of experience in global child health. She has experience in caring for children living with HIV/AIDs in Uganda; leading community-based public health programming; developing curricula for various cadres of health care workers, including training for community health workers; and designing health communication strategies in low- and middle-income countries. She has conducted medical education and qualitative research and spearheaded evaluation of global health training programs. She is a passionate, skilled leader and child health advocate who is dedicated to promoting the health of children near and far. 

She is leading efforts within the Community Outreach and Advocacy division of Global HOPE to increase awareness and early detection of childhood cancers and blood disorders, support families of children with these diagnoses, and improve community linkages and retention in care for these children.

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Hospital Medicine Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on International Child Health Member
Association of Pediatric Program Directors Member

Selected Publications