Maria G. Dunn, DO
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
|Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia||fellowship||David Pincus Global Health Fellowship||2017|
|Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center||residency||Pediatrics||2012|
|Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia||Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine||2009|
|Virginia Tech||bachelors||Bachelor of Science||2004|
Dr. Maria Dunn is an instructor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, working full time with the Global Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) program in Botswana. She joined the team in October 2017. She provides clinical care to hematology/oncology patients at Princess Marina Hospital and also serves as the Director of Community Outreach.
She most recently completed the David Pincus Global Health Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in July 2017, spending two years doing clinical work and research in the Dominican Republic. She finished her pediatric residency at Wake Forest University in 2012, working for a few years in private practice pediatrics before making the transition to full-time global health work in 2015. Prior to residency, she obtained her medical degree from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in 2004.
Dr. Dunn has spent extensive time in both Latin America (mostly in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic) and now Africa, working in different sectors of global child health, including pediatric HIV care, malnutrition, anemia, and now hematology/oncology.
In Botswana, she has helped develop an outreach program to healthcare workers, aimed at educating them on childhood cancer and blood disorders and thereby improving early recognition and referral. She has worked with the Botswana team to start a hospital volunteer program, to initiate a working group of community stakeholders, and to improve relationships with local charities and organizations to better support children with cancer and blood disorders and their families.
Over the next few years, she and her team hope to see earlier diagnosis of childhood cancer, improvement in survival rates, and better quality of life for patients undergoing therapy.
2015 State of Pennsylvania Licensure
2012 American Board of Pediatrics
2012 State of North Carolina Licensure
|American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)||Fellow|
|American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)||Member, Section on International Child Health|
|American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene||Member|