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Location

Texas Medical Center

Specialty
Cancer, Blood Disorders
Phone: 832-824-4752
Fax: 832-825-1453
Email

pxmahaja@texaschildrens.org

Address

1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1030
Houston, TX 77030

Priya Mahajan, MD

Associate Director, Solid Tumor Programs
Co-Director, Thyroid Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2014
Children's Hospital of Orange County Residency Pediatrics 2011
Children's Hospital of Orange County Internship Pediatrics 2009
Tulane University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2008
Tulane University Masters Masters of Pharmacology 2003
University of California, Berkeley Bachelors Molecular and Cell Biology 2002

About

Dr. Priya Mahajan is the Associate Director of the Solid Tumor Programs and the Director of the Thyroid Cancer Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist who is nationally and internationally recognized for her expertise in the care of children with solid tumors and vascular anomalies. Dr. Mahajan has a specific interest and expertise in rare tumors, thyroid cancer, and germ cell tumors. She serves as a stratum leader for an international Children’s Oncology Group (COG) phase 3 clinical trial for germ cell tumors, and established a multi-institutional pediatric thyroid cancer database to review clinical practices and outcomes data in a collaborative effort to improve patient care nationally.  

Dr. Mahajan completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley and her medical education at Tulane University School of Medicine. She obtained a Masters in Pharmacology from Tulane University. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Orange County and her fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where her research focused on solid tumors, particularly rhabdomyosarcoma. After completing her fellowship, Dr. Mahajan joined Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in 2014.  

Dr. Mahajan currently serves as Young Investigator Committee Co-Chair for the Malignant Germ Cell International Consortium. She is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Germ Cell Tumor Committee and the Infrequent Tumor Committee. She is an active member of the American Thyroid Association Guidelines and Statements Committee. She was selected to serve on the American Board of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Subboard, whereby she develops evidence-based medicine board examination questions. 

She frequently facilitates courses for medical students at Baylor College of Medicine and has a strong interest in education.  

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Organizations

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Board of Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology Subboard Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO) Member
American Thyroid Association (ATA) Member, Guidelines and Statements Committee
Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Member, Germ Cell Tumor Committee and Infrequent Tumor Committee
Malignant Germ Cell International Consortium  Member and Co-Chair, Young Investigator Committee

Awards

2021    Star Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Baylor College of Medicine

Language

English

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