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Joseph Lubega, MD, MPH, CPE


Texas Medical Center

Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-822-4242
Fax: 832-825-1453


6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510
Houston, TX 77030

Joseph Lubega, MD, MPH, CPE

Associate Director, East Africa Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Oncology-Hematology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 2014
University of Texas School of Public Health University Master of Science-Epidemiology 2014
University of Texas, School of Public Health Masters Master of Public Health, Epidemiology 2014
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Residency Pediatrics 2011
St. Francis Hospital Nsambya Uganda Internship Pediatrics 2003
Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala Uganda Medical School Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 2002


Dr. Joseph Lubega is Associate Director of the East Africa Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program and Chair of the Pediatric East Africa Clinical Oncology Consortium (PEACOC). He was previously the Medical Director for Global Hematology/Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) in Uganda. 

Led by Dr. Joseph Lubega, the East Africa Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program’s initial outcomes resulting from this fellowship are substantial and include improved clinical outcomes for pediatric cancer patients at the Uganda Cancer Institute, including a significant increase in patient response to treatment and reduction in patient deaths.

He is Vice Chair of the Global Special Interest Group (SIG) for the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO). His responsibilities include organizing the SIG meeting at the annual meeting, engaging members who have an interest in Global pediatric hematology/oncology, and working to grow and extend the reach of ASPHO beyond the United States. He will become Chair at the conclusion of the 2020 annual meeting.

Dr. Lubega was been selected to serve on the U.S. Pharmacopeia Healthcare Safety & Quality Expert Committee from 2020 – 2025 where he focuses on issues relating to appropriateness, safety and access to pharmaceutical products for children in the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Joseph Lubega received his medical degree from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He trained in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics in the United Kingdom before relocating to the Newark Beth Israel Medical Centre in Newark, New Jersey to complete Residency in Pediatrics. He was recognized as Resident of the Year in Pediatrics in June 2011 at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where he was based out of the Children's Hospital of New Jersey. His Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology was completed at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was based at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. He received a Master of Science in Public Health degree in the division of Epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health and completed a NCI-sponsored training fellowship in Pediatric Cancer Epidemiology and Control.

He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Vice Chair, Global Special Interest Group (SIG)

Research Statement

Dr. Lubega's research interests focus on the mechanisms of malignant transformation of immune cells by infections (EBV, Herpes Viruses, HIV, Malaria, etc) and other immunological alterations that may result in lymphoma, histiocytosis and possibly leukemia. He is a zealous advocate for building capacity for pediatric cancer care and research in Africa.

Board Certification

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)



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