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Karen R. Rabin, MD, PhD


Texas Medical Center

Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-824-4213
Fax: 832-825-1206


1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 750.01
Houston, TX 77030

Research Laboratory

Karen R. Rabin, MD, PhD

Director, Leukemia Program
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Investigation 2010
Stanford University School of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 2004
University of California San Francisco Residency Pediatrics 2001
University of California, San Francisco Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1998
Harvard University Bachelors Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1991


Dr. Karen Rabin is Director of the Leukemia Program. Her clinical interests include acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Her research interests focus on prognosis, management, and genomics of ALL, with special interests in ALL in children with Down syndrome; and disparities in ALL outcomes in Hispanics. 

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics


Organization Name Role
American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Member

Research Statement

Dr. Karen Rabin has research interests in genomics and management of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), with particular areas of interest in ALL in children with Down syndrome, and disparities in childhood leukemia outcomes in Latinos. Dr. Rabin is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) ALL Executive Committee, Vice Chair of ALL Biology for COG, and Vice Chair of the current COG trial AALL1731 for children with Standard Risk and Down Syndrome ALL.

Awards & Honors

2021     Children’s Oncology Group Young Investigators Committee Award for Excellence in Mentoring
2021     Power of Professionalism Award, Baylor College of Medicine
2012     Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Education Award for Excellence in Teaching and Evaluation
2010-2015     St. Baldrick’s Foundation Research Scholar
2009-2010     Hyundai Pediatric Cancer Research Scholar
2005-2009     K12 Faculty Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology Clinical Research


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