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Kenneth McClain, MD, PhD

Ken McClain

Kenneth McClain, MD, PhD is a Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.  He graduated from the University of Chicago School of Medicine in 1973 as a trainee in the Pediatric Medical Scientist program.  From 1973-76 he did a pediatric residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore followed by post-doctoral research  at the National Institutes of Health in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics of the Child Health Institute from 1976-1979. He completed his pediatric oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1979-81) and was then on the faculty for 5 years. Since 1986 he has been an attending physician in the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center and a Professor of Pediatrics since 2003. Dr. McClain is a member of the Histiocytic Diseases/Lymphoma clinic team.  In 2001 he developed a Histiocytosis Center which now sees over 135 new patients a year including children and adults with Langerhans cell histiocytosis, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, juvenile xanthogranuloma, Rosai Dorfman Disease, Multifocal Reticulohistiocytosis, and Erdheim Chester Disease.  He and Dr. Carl Allen have done ground-breaking work on the biology of Langerhans cell histiocytosis, clinical prognostic factors in hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and improved treatments for adult patients with histiocytic diseases.

 

 

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