UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Tomlinson, MD, PhD, Gail E.

School of Medicine
Pediatrics
(210) 562-9116
tomlinsong@uthscsa.edu

I am an academic pediatric oncologist and translational investigator. I currently direct the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. Within our Division we have initiated an ACGME-approved Fellowship Program in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology which received a commendation from the ACGME and continued accreditation for 10 years. I am also currently serving as Interim Director of the Greehey Childrens Cancer Research Institute, where we have recently established enhanced infrastructure for cancer genetics and genomic analyses for childhood cancer.

My own research interests pertain to the genetic predisposition to cancer including the genetics and biology pediatric liver tumors as well as other rare tumors and syndromes. I am the Lead P.I. for our CPRIT Multi-Investigator grant, "Genetics and Biology of Liver Tumorigenesis in Children" with collaborating investigators at Baylor College of Medicine and UT Southwestern. Our group has also begun a study of predisposition factors for leukemia which may be unique in Hispanic children of South Texas.

I also have a long-standing interest in familial cancer, particularly familial breast cancer, and the application of cancer predisposition to cancer risk assessment, early detection, and prevention in children and adults. Our currently funded CPRIT Prevention Project has established infrastructure for comprehensive cancer genetic risk assessment at sites throughout San Antonio as well as at our regional campuses in Harlingen and Laredo.

5/2008 - Present Interim Director Greehey Childrens Cancer Research Institute, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
1/2007 - Present Professor with Tenure and Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX