Maria Monica Gramatges, MD, PhD

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Cancer

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

Contact Information

1102 Bates Street
Suite 1240.07
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Research Area

  • Developmental therapeutics

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

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

About

Dr. Maria Monica Gramatges is a member of the of the Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program, the Leukemia Program, and the Long Term Survivor Program at Texas Children's Cancer Center. Her clinical interests include leukemia, cancer survivorship, and outcome disparities. She is board certified by the 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

Dr. Gramatges is Co-Director of the Survivorship Research Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. 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.

Selected Publications