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Texas Medical Center

Cancer and Hematology
Phone: 832-822-4362
Fax: 832-825-1503


6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510.12
Houston, TX 77030

YoungNa J. Lee-Kim, MD, MEd

Fellowship Director, Cancer and Hematology Center
Director, Professional Education and Career Development Division, Cancer and Hematology Center
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Houston Masters Master of Education 2020
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2005
University of Chicago Hospitals Residency Pediatrics 2001
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1998


Dr. YoungNa Lee-Kim is Director of the Fellowship Program in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center.

She is a clinical member of the Hematology Center and the Hemostasis and Thrombosis team, and sees patients in the Hemophilia Treatment Center. Dr. Lee-Kim's specialties include: general hematology, hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, platelet disorders, rare bleeding disorders, and thrombosis.

Previously, Dr. Lee-Kim worked in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Bray, studying platelet physiology and the interaction between platelets and hormones. Her research interests include: bleeding disorders, hypercoagulable states, thrombosis management, and medical education, and quality improvement.

Dr. Lee-Kim is a member of the steering committee for the Texas Children’s Hospital Fellows College, an institutional core curriculum for all pediatric subspecialty fellows. She is also a member of the ASPHO Training Committee. She has served on the editorial boards for the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Subspecialties for Hematology-Oncology and PREP-Self Assessments.

Clinical Interests
Congenital bleeding disorders
Von Willebrand disease
Pediatric Hematology

Research Interests
Platelet physiology
Interaction between platelets and hormones
Medical Education

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology


Organization Name Role
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Member, Standing Panel for Accreditation Appeals
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Member, Executive Committee



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