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Palliative Care


Texas Medical Center

Palliative Care
Phone: 832-822-7228
Fax: 832-825-7829


6621 Fannin Street
Suite W1990
Houston, TX 77030

Jessica A. Casas, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Palliative Care, Baylor College of Medicine
Palliative Care Program, Cancer and Hematology Center


School Education Degree Year
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Fellowship Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2016
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2015
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Residency Pediatrics 2012
The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Public Health Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2009
The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Public Health Masters Master of Public Health 2009


Dr. Casas' passion for alleviating suffering and improving quality of life in seriously ill children guides her career goals that include integrating her work as a physician with quality improvement science to help drive institutional change. She strives to help other medical professionals become more familiar and comfortable with early integration and delivery of palliative care to children.

Clinical Interests
Complex pain and symptom management, communication science, Global oncology palliative care

Research Interests
Quality improvement science, health information technology


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member

Selected Publications



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