Maria Monica Gramatges, MD, PhD

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Cancer

Phone: 832-824-4678
Fax: 832-825-4651

Contact Information

1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1240.07
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Research Area

  • Epidemiology (Cancer and Hematology)
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Leukemia

Research Co-Director, Long-Term Survivor Program
Chair, Practice Standards Committee, Cancer and Hematology Centers
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
University of Texas at Houston medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003
Baylor Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences university Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Investigation 2015
Stanford University School of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2009
Oregon Health Sciences University residency Pediatrics 2006

About

Dr. Maria Monica Gramatges is the Research Co-Director of the Long-Term Survivor Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. In that role, she develops and facilitates local and national collaborative research that investigates the physical, medical, and psychosocial late effects of treatment for childhood cancer.

Dr. Gramatges serves as Chair of the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers Practice Standards Committee. The objective of this committee is to develop and establish standards of practice that are based on the available evidence for the non-research related treatment of hematological/oncological diseases, as well as for related supportive care efforts.

Her clinical interests include both leukemia and cancer survivorship.

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Member

Research Statement

The objectives of the Gramatges lab are to uncover genetic risks, such as underlying defects in telomere maintenance, that may predispose children to cancer and cancer therapy-related toxicities as well as late effects. Her research explores these associations using human samples obtained locally and in collaboration with organizations such as the Children’s Oncology Group and the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Of particular interest to her lab are biomarkers of aging and frailty, and how these biological factors are related to features of premature, accelerated aging observed in survivors of childhood cancer.