Tina Melicoff, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Pulmonary Medicine

Phone: 832-822-3300
Fax: 832-825-3308

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Pulmonary 2013
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2010
The Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo internship Pediatrics 2008
MD Anderson Cancer Center fellowship Research Fellowship 2007
Baylor College of Medicine research fellow Research Fellowship 2006
Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos de Monterrey medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003


Dr. Melicoff received her M.D. degree from TEC de Monterrey in 2003. She did a post-doctoral fellowship on basic science until she entered her intership in Pediatrics in 2007. She trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Melicoff has worked with the Pediatric Lung Transplant team at Texas Children's Hospital since 2013. Together with a group of specialized clinicians and nurses she takes care of children with respiratory failure who need or have received a lung transplant. Because research is very important for the improvement and understanding of transplant care, she is involved in multiple research studies with collaborators at BCM and across the United States. She is the site PI in multicenter studies from the Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation for Children, she collaborates with experts in transplant immunology and microbiome and has made important contributions to a study measuring quality of life in lung transplant recipients. Dr. Melicoff is very passionate about her work, she is inspired by children and families that the transplant team has impacted over the years.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Society of Transplantation Member
American Thoracic Society Member
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Member
Texas Transplant Society Member

Selected Publications

Guzman-Pruneda FA, Orr Y, Trost JG, Zhang W, Das S, Melicoff E, Maddox J, Nugent M, Mery CM, Adachi I, Schecter MG, Mallory GB, Morales DL, Heinle JS, McKenzie ED. Bronchial artery revascularization and en bloc lung transplant in children. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Sep 3. pii: S1053-2498(15)01385-6.

Garcia-Morales LJ, Chen NY, Weng T, Luo F, Davies J, Philip K, Volcik KA, Melicoff E, Amione-Guerra J, Bunge RR, Bruckner BA, Loebe M, Eltzschig HK, Pandit LM, Blackburn MR, Karmouty-Quintana H. Altered hypoxic-adenosine axis and metabolism in group III pulmonary hypertension. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2015 Sep 28.

Weng T, Poth JM, Karmouty-Quintana H, Garcia-Morales LJ, Melicoff E, Luo F, Chen NY, Evans CM, Bunge RR, Bruckner BA, Loebe M, Volcik KA, Eltzschig HK, Blackburn MR. Hypoxia-induced Deoxycytidine Kinase Contributes to Epithelial Proliferation in Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct 30.

Le TT, Karmouty-Quintana H, Melicoff E, Le TT, Weng T, Chen NY, Pedroza M, Zhou Y, Davies J, Philip K, Molina J, Luo F, George AT, Garcia-Morales LJ, Bunge RR, Bruckner BA, Loebe M, Seethamraju H, Agarwal SK, Blackburn MR. Blockade of IL-6 Trans signaling attenuates pulmonary fibrosis. J Immunol. 2014 Oct 1;193(7):3755-68.

Karmouty-Quintana H, Zhong H, Acero L, Weng T, Melicoff E, West JD, Hemmes A, Grenz A, Eltzsching HK, Blackwell TS, Xia Y, Johnston RA, Zeng D, Belardinelli L, Blackburn MR. The A2B adenosine receptor modulates pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease. FASEB J. 2012 Jun; 26(6): 2546-57.

Melicoff E, Sansores-Garcia L, Gomez A, Moreira DC, Datta P, Thakur P, Petrova Y, Siddiqi T, Murthy JN, Dickey BF, Heidelberger R, Adachi R. Synaptotagmin-2 controls regulated exocytosis but not other secretory responses of mast cells. J Biol Chem. 2009 Jul 17;284(29):19445-51.

He L, Xue L, Xu J, McNeil BD, Bai L, Melicoff E, Adachi R, Wu LG. Compound vesicle fusion increases quantal size and potentiates synaptic transmission. Nature. 2009 May 7;459(7243):93-7.

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