Patricia A. Baxter, MD, MBA
- Cancer and Blood Disorders
Director, Clinical Research Operations, Cancer and Hematology Center
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
Get to know Patricia A. Baxter, MD, MBA
Dr. Patricia Baxter's area of interest and expertise is in pediatric neuro-oncology, developmental therapeutics and palliative care. She completed her pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship training at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2009.
Dr. Baxter has extensive experience in the areas of clinical pharmacology and clinical trial design. As the Associate Director of Clinical Research Operations at one of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the country, she provides clinical research education to faculty, nurses and research staff, reviews new protocols for feasibility, and implements processes in order to maintain the highest quality of data.
In addition, she is board certified in Clinical Pharmacology, and obtained a Master’s of Science degree in clinical research from Baylor College of Medicine.
Her training on the K12 faculty training grant and research experiences have been enriched by the incredible mentorship of both Drs. Susan Blaney and Stacey Berg, two of the national leaders in developmental therapeutics. This mentorship was been vital in the development of PBTC-033, a phase I/II study evaluating Veliparib in combination with radiation and temozolomide in the treatment of patients with DIPG.
Her expertise in clinical trial design and conduct was recognized by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium and resulted in her appointment to leadership positions, including: the Chair of the New Agent Committee where she works to identify new agents for evaluation and develop study concepts, membership on the Toxicity and Monitoring Committee and the Quality Assurance Committee, as well as appointment to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Malignancy Steering Committee as a Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) representative.
Her career goal is to improve the prognosis and quality of life of patients with brain tumors. The training and mentorship she has received through the K12, her experiences as a cooperative group study chair, her expertise in clinical research operations and her participation in clinical research quality oversight have allowed her to develop expertise as a clinical researcher.
Dr. Patricia Baxter's interests are in pre-clinical and clinical research studies of new therapies for patients with brain tumors.
- Pediatric brain tumors
- Pediatric solid tumors
- Pre-clinical and clinical research studies of new therapies for patients with brain tumors
American Board of Clinical Pharmacology
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