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Texas Medical Center

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


6701 Fannin, Ste. 1510
Houston, TX 77023

Kristen J. Kurtz, MD

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2022
University of California Irvine, CHOC Children's Hospital Residency Pediatrics 2019
New York Medical College Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2016
University of California San Diego Bachelors Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science 2010


Dr. Kristen Kurtz completed her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training in 2022. She is board-certified in General Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has served children with a combination of developmental and mental health needs for over a decade and is excited to specialize in pediatric oncology with a focus on hematologic malignancies.

Her fellowship research was focused on uncovering the cellular and epigenetic mechanisms that drive the evolution from the preleukemic condition transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM) to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in children with Down Syndrome. She is also interested in defining mechanisms of chemoresistance in high-risk leukemia in order to develop targeted treatment strategies and improve patient outcomes.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member

Selected Publications

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics



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