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Marika Highberger


Texas Medical Center

Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-824-3903


1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570
Houston, TX 77030

Marika C. Highberger, APRN, MSN, CPNP

Assistant Professor / Nurse Practitioner, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Marquette University Nursing Education Master of Science, Nursing 2005
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Bachelors Bachelor of Arts, Communication 2001


Marika Highberger is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center. She is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNBC) as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP). Her clinical interests are in adolescents and the transition of care.

Within the Urgent Care Bay, she provides acute care and triage for patients with cancer and blood disorders, assesses and manages acute illnesses, infusion room reactions, and all urgent care needs for patients within the Cancer and Hematology Center. 

As a member of the Clinical Research Office, she develops and maintains Beacon orders for all research and clinical treatment protocols. She also participates in the Practice Standard Committee for BEACON improvements and holds both a Beacon Builder Certification and an EPIC-Physician Builder Certification.


Organization Name Role
Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (APON) Member
Association of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Nurses (APHON) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Member
Oncology Nursing Society Member

Selected Publications

Awards & Honors


2021     Super Star Award, Cancer and Hematology Center, Texas Children's Hospital
2020      Excellence in Nursing Award, Bronze, Good Samaritan Foundation

Editorial Committees

2019 - Present    Editor, Association of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Nurses 43rd Annual Conference (APHON)
2017 - Present     Editor, Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
2005 - Present    Editor, Association of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Nurses (APHON)  
2005 - 2016    Editor, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)
2005 - 2016    Editor, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNP)
2006                Editor, Annual Faust Retreat Volunteer medical provider
2004                Editor, Global Medical Relief Fund

Board Certification

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNBC) - Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)



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