Imelda Celine Hanson, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Allergy and Immunology

Phone: 832-824-1319
Fax: 832-825-1260

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Co-Clinic Chief, Allergy and Immunology Service

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Allergy and Immunology 1990
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 1981
Baylor College of Medicine internship Pediatrics 1979
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School medical school Doctor of Medicine 1978

About Imelda Hanson

Dr. Hanson has an interest in primary immune deficiency disorders (PIDD) including T and B cell disorders and white blood cell immune dyscrasias. She is an active collaborator in the stem cell transplantation of children with PIDD at Texas Children's Hospital and a co-investigator in the NIH funded Primary Immune Deficiency Transplant Consortium study of transplant outcomes in US patients with SCID. Other clinical interests include elucidation of genetic mutations that impact PIDD and implementation of curative care plans for affected individuals. She has worked for and with federal and State public health agencies to bring population based services and screening options to both primary (SCID) and secondary immune deficiency disorders in Texas. As co-clinical chief for the Allergy and Immunology Service, she works with provider and nursing staff to sustain a premier care center for children with allergic and immune disorders that allows for provision of excellent and efficient medical delivery at all Texas Children's Hospital campuses.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Member
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Member
Department of State Health Services Region 5/6 Pediatric Immunology Consultant for Newborn SCID Screening Program
Primary Immune Deficiency Transplant Consortium Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Investigator
Texas Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society Member

Selected Publications

Shearer WT, Ritz J, Finegold MJ, Guerra IC, Rosenblatt HM, Lewis DE, Pollack MS, Taber LH, Sumaya CV, Grumet FC, Cleary M, Warnke R, and Sklar J. Epstein-Barr virus-associated B cell proliferation of diverse clonal origins after bone marrow transplantation in a 12-year-old patient with severe combined immunodeficiency.New England Journal of Medicine312:1151-1159, 1985.