Sharon E. Plon, MD, PhD, FACMG


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-824-4251
Fax: 832-825-4294

Contact Information

1102 Bates Street
Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Research Laboratory

Co-Director, Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program

Director, Baylor Cancer Genetics Clinics

Director, Neurofibromatosis Clinic

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology and Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

Faculty Member, Cell and Molecular Biology, Interdepartmental Program The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

Director, M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine

Principal Investigator, Cancer Genetics and Genomics Research Laboratories


School Education Degree Year
Harvard Medical School medical school Doctor of Medicine 1987
Harvard University PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Biophysics 1987
Massachusetts Institute of Technology bachelors Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1979
University of Washington fellowship Genetics 1993
NIH/NIAID fellowship Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Cancer Genetics 1990
University of Washington internship Internal Medicine 1988


Dr. Sharon Plon is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Genetics. Her clinical interests include: Cancer Genetics Syndromes, Breast Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility, von Hippel Lindau Syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, and Retinoblastoma and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.


Organization Name Role
American Association Cancer Research (AACR) Member
American College Medical Genetics (ACMG) Member
American Society Human Genetics (ASHG) Board of Directors

Research Statement

Dr. Sharon Plon's research focuses on the genetic basis of inherited susceptibility to cancer.

Selected Publications