Susan M. Blaney, MD

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Cancer

Phone: 832-822-1482
Fax: 832-825-4299

Contact Information

1102 Bates Street, Suite 1570.40
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Director, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Texas Children’s Hospital
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Section Chief, Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Walter Reed Army Medical Center fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 1990
Letterman Army Medical Center residency Pediatrics 1987
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI internship Pediatrics 1985
Medical College of Ohio at Toledo medical school Doctor of Medicine 1984

About

Dr. Susan Blaney is Director of Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Section Chief of Hematology/Oncology for BCM. She is also the Vice Chair of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported clinical trials group dedicated to improving the outcome for children with cancer. COG is the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to pediatric cancer research.

Prior to her recent appointment, Dr. Blaney served as: the Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at Baylor College of Medicine; the founding director of the Dan L. Duncan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR); the initial Associate Clinical Director for the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine; and the Deputy Director of Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Dr. Blaney also served as the Co-Director of the Developmental Therapeutics Program and as the Director of the Neuro-Oncology Program at Texas Children's Cancer Center.

Dr. Blaney is a board-certified pediatric oncologist whose career over the past 25 years has focused on the development of new agents and therapeutic strategies for children with recurrent or refractory cancer, particularly for those with malignancies of the central nervous system. She has extensive experience in clinical translational research and previously served as the Principal Investigator of the Children’s Oncology Phase 1 and Pilot Consortium, as well as one of the founding members of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium. Dr. Blaney has played a leadership role in the development of numerous clinical trials of novel agents for the treatment of childhood cancer.

Dr. Blaney has served as a mentor to many pediatric medical students, residents, fellows and faculty who are current or developing leaders in the field of pediatric oncology. Her influence in the field also extends to numerous advisory or membership roles that she has held including membership on the NCI’s Clinical Trial Advisory and Investigational Drug Steering Committees; as a regular consultant to the FDA’s Pediatric Oncology Drug Advisory Committee; and on multiple committees in the American Association for Cancer Research as well as the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In addition, she has served as a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology sub-board and chair of its credential’s committee. She also directs or serves on the scientific advisory board for the leading foundations for childhood cancer research.

Dr. Blaney’s awards include the Director’s Service Award from the National Cancer Institute, Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee; the Distinguished Faculty Award from Baylor College of Medicine’s Alumni Association; the Pioneer in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Award from the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation; the Research Mentorship Award from the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and the Martha  Ann and Harold M. Selzman, M.D. Endowed Chair (2011- 2016) for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research  at  Baylor College of Medicine.

Locally, Dr. Blaney serves a leadership role on multiple committees at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. She has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, has authored numerous book chapters, and is a co-editor for the leading textbook in pediatrics, Rudolph’s Pediatrics, as well as co-editor of the next edition of the leading textbook in pediatric oncology, Pizzo and Poplack’s Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology.

Clinical Interests
Pharmacology
New Drug Development
Neuro-Oncology

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

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Association Cancer Research (AACR) Member
American Society Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Member
American Society Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Vice Chair; Executive Committee; Scientific Council
Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) Member

Research Statement

Research Interests
Pre-clinical and clinical studies of new antineoplastic agents
Developmental Therapeutics
Central nervous system tumors
New agents for intrathecal administration

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