Titilope Fasipe, MD, PhD

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Cancer
Blood Disorders

Phone: 832-822-4362
Fax: 832-825-4362

Contact Information

6701 Fannin St., Ste. 15210.27
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2016
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center residency Pediatrics 2013
University of Texas Medical Branch medical school Doctor of Medicine 2010
University of Texas Medical Branch PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Cell Biology-Cancer Track 2010

About

Dr. Titilope Fasipe's goals are shaped by her desire to help children facing the hardships of a blood disorder. She is intrigued by the clinical challenges of non-malignant hematologic diseases, where in particular, patients with sickle cell disease continue to have significant co-morbid complications and decreased lifespan. Furthermore, she has long been passionate about the psychosocial barriers to care experienced by children with sickle cell, especially during the transitional years.

In addition to Dr. Fasipe's academic role, she is actively involved in various sickle cell-focused community efforts targeted at understanding these challenges. At the state level, she was appointed to the first Texas Sickle Cell Advisory Committee (2016-2018) by the Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services. At the local level, she is the current chair of the Houston Sickle Cell Collaborative - a joint effort between the Houston Health Department and organizations vested in sickle cell disease.

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

Clinical Interests
Sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies
General hematology conditions

Organization

Organization Name Role
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Member
Gold Humanism Honor Society Member

Research Statement

Dr. Fasipe's research interests are focused on understanding barriers to transitioning youth with sickle cell to adult care. She desires to improve readiness to transition through active training and mentorship programs. Additionally, she wants to understand the factors related to patients with high care utilization patterns, in particular those with recurrent pain encounters. Dr. Fasipe is working to provide interventions to help improve pain management and hence, decrease the burden of high utilization. Her work is supported, in part, by a grant from the American College of Emergency Physicians and Pfizer.

Selected Publications