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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-5152
Fax: 832-825-5110


6621 Fannin Street
Suite WB1100
Houston, TX 77030

Tarek Elghetany, MD


Texas Children's Hospital
Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Medical Branch Residency Pathology 1991
State University of New York at Syracuse College Fellowship Hematopathology 1990
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pathology 1988
Ain Shams University Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1979


Dr. Elghetany has been studying the expression of the p53, p21 waf, WT-1, caspase-3, survivin, and Ki 67 in inherited and acquired bone marrow failure syndromes in an attempt to gain insight into the mechanism of cytopenias. Also, he is investigating the possible use of expression patterns to help differentiate inherited from acquired cytopenias. He continues to study patients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes using cytochemistry and flow cytometry in order to find changes that could be predictive of the development of myelodysplastic syndrome or acute leukemia.


Organization Name Role
College of American Pathologists Fellow
The American Society for Clinical Pathology Fellow
The American Society for Hematology Member
The Society for Hematopathologists Member
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Member

Selected Publications

Chu V, Curry JL, Elghetany MT, Curry CV. MonoMAC versus idiopathic CD4+ lymphocytopenia. Comment to Haematologica. 2011;96(8):1221-5. Haematologica 97(4):e9-11, 2.

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