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Texas Medical Center

Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-824-4629


1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1590
Houston, TX 77030

Lisa R. Bomgaars, MD, MS

Director, Clinical Research, Cancer and Hematology Center, Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine Masters Master of Science, Clinical Investigation 2007
Baylor College of Medicine Clinical Pharmacology Training Program 2003
Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 1997
Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 1993
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Pediatrics 1991
Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1990
Wittenberg University Bachelors Bachelor of Science 1986


Dr. Lisa Bomgaars is the Director of Clinical Research for Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center, and is the Director of the Research Resources Office (RRO) and Clinical Research Center at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. 

Her clinical interests include: pediatric pharmacology, new drug development, pediatric leukemia and conditions of pediatric hemostasis and thrombosis.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Member
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Member
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Medical Director, QA & Regulatory Affairs
Harris County Medical Society(HCMS)/Texas Medical Association (TMA) Member
International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Member

Research Statement

Dr. Lisa Bomgaars' focus is on the design of clinical research studies and the understanding and development of new drugs and devices. She assists investigators with the design of clincal protocols testing new treatments and has performed numerous studies of new drugs for the treatment of cancer and blood disorders.

In addition, she has particular expertise in the area of anticoagulation in the setting of mechanical circulation (artificial hearts). She is an expert in clinical research operations and works with the Children's Oncology Group and the Global Hope program in this capacity. She is also the Director of the Research Resources Office at Texas Children's Hospital.  

Properly designed clinical research studies allow us to identify the best new therapies for the treatment of our patients. The ultimate goal of Dr. Bomgaars' research is to identify new therapies to improve the survival and lives of children with cancer and hematologic disorders. 

Dr. Bomgaars has performed a number of clinical studies that have lead to the use of new drugs in children. Some of these include Protein C Concentrate for children with congenital protein C deficiency, Romiplostim for the treatment of ITP, Clofarabine for the treatment of leukemia, and Depocyte for the treatment of central nervous system leukemia. She also contributed to the design and was an investigator in the first study of a pediatric artificial heart that led to the FDA approval of the Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric.   

Her work has been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Research Interests

New drug development
Novel anticoagulation agents for the treatment of thrombosis
Pharmacogenetically guided warfarin therapy

Board Certification

American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, ​​​​​​​American Board of Pediatrics, ​​​​​​​American Board of Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology, ​​​​​​​Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.