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. I 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, especially hepatoblastoma, an embryonal tumor which occurs primarily in children under the age of five, as well as other rare tumors and syndromes. Over the past 8 years I have been the Program Director for our CPRIT Program in genetic risk assessment which has established infrastructure for comprehensive cancer genetic risk assessment at sites throughout San Antonio as well as outreach to the border regions of South Texas. 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 have a long-standing interest in understanding the etiologies of familial cancer and the application of cancer predisposition to cancer risk assessment, early detection, and prevention in both children and adults. In 2016, I took on the role of co-Program Director in Population Science and Prevention in which provides a format in which to further develop and apply my expertise to our underserved population in South Texas, and also to collaborator with others and mentor more junior investigators.

9/2016 - Present Co-Director, Population Science Program Mays Cancer Center, Mays Cancer Center, San Antonio, TX
1/2007 - Present Professor with Tenure University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
1/2007 - Present Division Chief, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX