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Susan Kirk


Texas Medical Center

Blood Disorders
Phone: 832-822-1320
Fax: 832-825-4362


1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1580
Houston, TX 77030

Research Area

Susan E. Kirk, MSPAS, PA-C

Co-Director, Clinical Division, Outpatient Advanced Practice Providers, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Other Diploma of Tropical Medicine 2013
University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences University Master of Science of Physician Assistant Studies 2008
Mississippi State University University Bachelor of Science, Biological Engineering 2003


Susan Kirk has been treating children with blood disorders for over 10 years. She is a member of the immune hematology, general hematology, and hematosis and thrombosis teams. Susan treats children with many conditions including anemias, low blood counts and bleeding and clotting disorders. She is particularly interested in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and bone marrow failure disorders. Susan works with the hematology teams in clinical trials, including therapies for ITP and aplastic anemia. Susan's goals are to have her patients and famillies understand their diagnosis and treatment options and to help them navigate all of the aspects of their care.

Her primary clinical interests include immune mediated hematologic conditions, particularly immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). She also has clinical interest in general hematologic conditions including nutritional anemias, enzyme deficiencies, membranopathies, and hemoglobinopathies.

Board Certifications
Certificate of Added Qualifications: Pediatrics by National Committee for Certification of Physician Assistants
Licensed in Texas as Physician Assistant
Licensed in Tennessee as Physician Assistant
Certified by National Committee for Certification of Physician Assistants


Organization Name Role
Advanced Practice Society of Hematology/Oncology Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
National Hemophilia Foundation Member
Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics Member
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants Member
Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association Member

Research Statement

Susan Kirk’s research interest is focused on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and the study of novel agents to treat this condition. Susan is actively involved in expanding access to diagnostic tools and life-saving treatments for sickle cell disease in the U.S. and internationally through the Texas Children’s Center for Global Health. Susan spends much of her time at international sites supporting global projects in areas where the burden of sickle cell disease is greatest.

Selected Publications


2020    Carl E. Fasser Visionary Leadership Award, Baylor College of Medicine 2016    Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry Advanced Practice Provider Award for Excellence in Education, Research and Clinical Practice



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