Patricia A. Baxter, MD, MBA

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Cancer

Phone: 832-824-4681
Fax: 832-825-1453

Contact Information

Clinic: 6701 Fannin St., 14th floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Office: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1590
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Research Laboratory

Research Area

  • Cancer
  • Developmental therapeutics

Director, Clinical Research Operations, Cancer and Hematology Centers
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine masters Master of Science, Clinical Investigation, Clinical Scientist Training Program 2012
Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business university Master of Business Administration 2009
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 2009
A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children residency Pediatrics 2006
Jefferson Medical College medical school Doctor of Medicine 2002

About

Dr. Patricia Baxter's area of interest and expertise is in pediatric neuro-oncology, developmental therapeutics and palliative care. She completed her pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship training at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2009.
Dr. Baxter has extensive experience in the areas of clinical pharmacology and clinical trial design. As the Associate Director of Clinical Research Operations at one of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the country, she provides clinical research education to faculty, nurses and research staff, reviews new protocols for feasibility, and implements processes in order to maintain the highest quality of data.

In addition, she is board certified in Clinical Pharmacology, and obtained a Master’s of Science degree in clinical research from Baylor College of Medicine.

Her training on the K12 faculty training grant and research experiences have been enriched by the incredible mentorship of both Drs. Susan Blaney and Stacey Berg, two of the national leaders in developmental therapeutics. This mentorship was been vital in the development of PBTC-033, a phase I/II study evaluating Veliparib in combination with radiation and temozolomide in the treatment of patients with DIPG.

Her expertise in clinical trial design and conduct was recognized by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium and resulted in her appointment to leadership positions, including: the Chair of the New Agent Committee where she works to identify new agents for evaluation and develop study concepts, membership on the Toxicity and Monitoring Committee and the Quality Assurance Committee, as well as appointment to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Malignancy Steering Committee as a Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) representative.

Her career goal is to improve the prognosis and quality of life of patients with brain tumors. The training and mentorship she has received through the K12, her experiences as a cooperative group study chair, her expertise in clinical research operations and her participation in clinical research quality oversight have allowed her to develop expertise as a clinical researcher. 

Dr. Patricia Baxter's interests are in pre-clinical and clinical research studies of new therapies for patients with brain tumors.

Board Certifications
American Board of Clinical Pharmacology
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Clinical Interests
Pediatric brain tumors
Pediatric solid tumors

Research Interests
Pre-clinical and clinical research studies of new therapies for patients with brain tumors

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Member

Research Statement

Dr. Baxter is a member of Dr. Xiao-Nan Li's laboratory, where her research focus has been on examining the role of BMI-1 in pediatric brain tumors. 

Her fellowship research training was also conducted in the laboratory of Xiao-Nan Li, MD PhD where she utilized his orthotopic xenograft CNS models for pre-clinical screening of novel therapeutics agents. She continues to work closely with Xiao-Nan and this collaboration has been extremely helpful in bridging basic brain tumor biology and the clinic. The lab serves as the core lab for preclinical testing for the Pediatric Pre-Clinical Testing Consortium, which allows her team to generate the necessary pre-clinical data to quickly move forward to the clinic

Awards

2019 - Present    RRO Quarterly Clinical Research Award, Texas Children’s Hospital

2015 - Present    BCM Department of Pediatrics Education Pilot Award

2015 - Present    BCM Department of Pediatrics Education Pilot Award

2014 - Present    BCM Department of Pediatrics Education Pilot Award

2013 - Present    Pediatric Oncology Research Faculty Training Program, NIH K-12 Award

2012 - Present    Pediatric Oncology Research Faculty Training Program, NIH K-12 Award

2011 - Present    Pediatric Oncology Research Faculty Training Program, NIH K-12 Award

2010 - Present    Pediatric Oncology Research Faculty Training Program, NIH K-12 Award

2010 - Present    Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar

2010 - Present    Pediatric Oncology Fellowship Research Training Program, NIH T-32 Award

2009 - Present    Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar

2009 - Present    Pediatric Oncology Fellowship Research Training Program, NIH T-32 Award

2009 - Present    ASCO Young Investigator Award

2009 - Present    Award for Presentation of Research, Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center Symposium

2008 - Present    Bone Marrow Transplant Oral Presentation Award, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

2008 - Present    Tumor Board Presentation Award, Texas Children’s Cancer Center

2008 - Present    Chief Fellow, Pediatric Hematology Oncology

2008 - Present    Pediatric Oncology Fellowship Research Training Program, NIH T-32 Award

2008 - Present    Pediatric Research Training Program, NIH T-32 Award

2007 - Present    Pediatric Research Training Program, NIH T-32 Award

2007 - Present    Pediatric Research Training Program, NIH T-32 Award

2005 - Present    Chief Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

2005 - Present    Senior Resident Teaching Award