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Texas Medical Center

Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-822-4242
Fax: 832-825-1453


6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510
Houston, TX 77030

Research Area

Rayne H. Rouce, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Director, Community Engagement, Office of Diversity, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2014
University of Texas Medical Branch Residency Pediatrics 2011
University of Texas Medical Branch Internship Pediatrics 2008
University of Texas Medical Branch Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2007


Dr. Rayne Rouce is a physician at Texas Children's Cancer Center where she is a member of the Bone Marrow Transplant/Stem Cell Transplant Program. Her clinical time is spent seeing leukemia and lymphoma patients. Dr. Rouce is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Rayne Rouce received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at UTMB, where she was honored as the Resident of the Year from 2008-2010, and was also recognized as the Outstanding Overall Resident in 2010. She remained at UTMB, later completing a Chief Residency there, where she also worked as a hospitalist and received an award for excellence in resident teaching. Dr. Rouce then relocated to Houston and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine after completing the Fellowship Program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Texas Children’s Cancer Center in 2014.

Dr. Rayne Rouce is an avid volunteer, and has volunteered for several years for The Periwinkle Foundation’s events and programs for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Her fluency in Spanish has allowed her to provide care to children around Texas, as well as in small villages in Bolivia.

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


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) Member
American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Member
Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) Member

Research Statement

Based on her clinical interests in leukemia and lymphoma, specifically how to harness the immune system to recognize and attack tumors, during fellowship Dr. Rouce embarked on a laboratory project that identified a previously undescribed mechanism of ALL immune evasion from NK cell surveillance. She has spent several years in the translational research laboratories of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT) in order to achieve her goal of becoming a clinical investigator conducting immunotherapy trials.

Awards & Honors

2021     Young Investigator Award, Baylor College of Medicine
2020     Research Mentor Award, Texas Children's Hospital

Selected Publication Peer Reviewer (Blood, Cytotherapy, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Molecular Therapy)


English, Spanish

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