UT Health Physicians

Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Cancer Care for Kids

We focus on children affected by blood disorders and offer a level of care unmatched by any other pediatric hematology team in San Antonio and South Texas.

We provide access to an entire team of providers, including fellows, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, psychologists, social workers, genetic counselors, child life specialists and translators.

For appointments or to refer a patient call 210-450-7334 or fax 210-450-2124..

Our specialists continue treating children even after they reach 18 years of age for all types of cancer and blood-related disorders, including:

Benign Hematology / Anemia

Hematology is the study of blood in health and disease, including problems with the red and white blood cells. Our world-renowned pediatric hematologists specialize in treating children with blood conditions such as:

  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Neutropenia
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Thrombocytopenia

Complement Disorders

Children with rare diseases of the complement system, such as Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) and Paroxsysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), can lead to complications and failures of different organs. Our team diagnoses and treats these disorders in children.

Sickle Cell / Thalassemia

Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round and move through blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Red blood cells in children with sickle cell disease become hard and sticky, and get caught while traveling through small blood vessels, clogging the blood flow.

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder caused when the body doesn’t make enough hemoglobin, an important protein of red blood cells.

Vascular Anomalies

A vascular anomaly is a kind of birthmark caused by a disorder of the vascular development not always present at birth. This is caused by a defect in the child’s blood vessels that can affect capillaries, arteries, veins, lymphatics or a combination of these.

Hemangiomas and vascular malformations are the two major groups of vascular anomalies and require different treatment.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Research

UT Health San Antonio is home to a wide range of specialists skilled in treating children with any form of cancer or blood disorder.

Our physicians work with several multidisciplinary research institutes to provide cutting-edge clinical care for childhood cancers.

Additionally, our physicians collaborate with other world-renowned physicians to review and find solutions for the most complex cases.


For appointments or to refer a patient call 210-450-7334 or fax 210-450-2124.

UT Health at Gateway (Corner of Wurzbach & Fredericksburg Rd.)
8435 Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78229