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Dr. Venee Tubman


Texas Medical Center

Cancer and Hematology
Phone: (Clinic) 832-822-4362
Fax: 832-825-4846
Office Phone


1102 Bates Ave., Suite 1030
Houston, TX 77030

Research Area

Venée N. Tubman, MD, MMSc

Co-Director, Sickle Cell Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Harvard Medical School Masters Master of Science, Clinical Investigation 2014
Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2013
Boston Children's Hospital Residency Pediatrics 2009
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2006


Dr. Venee Tubman is a pediatric hematologist specializing in sickle cell disease. She is deeply committed to providing optimal care for children with sickle cell disease around the globe. Her interests include: clinical outcomes for children with sickle cell disease and understanding infections and immune function in sickle cell disease. Dr. Tubman is the Co-Director of the Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia Program and the Associate Director of Hematology for Global Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Excellence (HOPE) at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center.

Dr. Tubman is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.

Clinical Interests
Sickle cell disease
General Hematology


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO) Member

Research Statement

Dr. Tubman is a promising young investigator who has developed successful clinical and research partnerships in the USA and in sub-Saharan Africa. With this unique perspective on sickle cell disease, Dr. Tubman has created an innovative lens through which she pursues sickle cell disease research.

Dr. Tubman’s research laboratory is dedicated to addressing the effects of immune dysfunction and infections on children with sickle cell disease through translational research. Dr. Tubman is an adjunct member of the Texas Children’s William T. Schearer Center for Human Immunobiology. Dr. Tubman’s laboratory is supported with research funding from the NIH / NHLBI. 

Globally, Dr. Tubman’s efforts have been focused on research and program development throughout the Global HOPE network, and primarily in Liberia and Tanzania. She co-chairs the Family and Education subcommittee of the American Society of Hematology’s Consortium for Newborn Screening in Africa. 

Research Interests
Sickle cell disease
Immune dysfunction



Latest Videos

Dr. Tubman Full Interview | Sickle Cell Month

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