UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Tomlinson, MD, PhD, Gail E.

School of Medicine
(210) 567-7477

I am an academic pediatric oncologist and translational investigator. As of December 2016 I took on the role of Interim Chair, Pediatrics. I also direct the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. My 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. Over the past 4 years I have been 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 genetic predisposition factors for leukemia which may be unique in Hispanic children of South Texas, including genetic factors that contribute to adverse effects of treatment. 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 both 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 outreach to the border regions of South Texas.

1/2007 - Present Professor with Tenure and Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX