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Texas Medical Center

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


6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Tina Melicoff, MD

Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

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 Fellowship 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 Pediatric Transplant Association Member
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Member

Selected Publications

Agrusa JE, Kothari VD, Brown AL, Masand PM, Lewis GD, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Silva-Carmona MD, Melicoff E, Allen CE, Gramatges MM. Early evidence of pulmonary dysfunction in survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2020 Jun 10; 1-9. PMID: 32519904.

Sweet SC, Chin H, Conrad C, Hayes D, Heeger PS, Faro A, Goldfarb S, Melicoff-Portillo E, Mohanakumar T, Odim J, Schecter M, Storch GA, Visner G, Williams NM, Kesler K, Danziger-Isakov L. Absence of evidence that respiratory viral infections influence pediatric lung transplantation outcomes: Results of the CTOTC-03 study. Am J Transplant 2019 12; 19(12):3284-3298. PMID: 31216376.

Nguyen HN, Das S, Gazzaneo MC, Melicoff E, Mallory GB, Eldin KW, Guillerman RP. Clinico-radiologic features of pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis in children. Pediatr Radiol 2019 08; 49(9):1163-1170. PMID: 31004186.

Scully BB, Goss M, Liu H, Keuht ML, Adachi I, McKenzie ED, Fraser CD, Melicoff E, Mallory GB, Heinle JS, Rana A. Waiting list outcomes in pediatric lung transplantation: Poor results for children listed in adult transplant programs. J Heart Lung Transplant 2017 Nov; 36(11):1201-1208. PMID: 28579113.

Das S, Melicoff-Portillo E, Sockrider M. Lung Transplantation in Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016 08 15; 194(4):P7-8. PMID: 27525467.

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 2016 Jan; 35(1):122-129. PMID: 26508727.


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