Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
6701 Fannin St., Suite 1510
Houston, TX 77030
Dr. McAtee is a clinical fellow in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Texas Children’s Hospital. He took this position in July 2016 after serving as Pediatric Chief Resident at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He went into medicine to serve families and sick children during their most vulnerable moments. Pediatric oncology combines a dedicated spirit of humanitarianism with high acuity medicine, a fantastic combination.
He started at Texas Children’s following a comprehensive training program in Pediatrics in New Orleans that emphasized resident physicians’ roles as leaders on clinical teams within a busy children’s hospital. He was selected as Chief Resident following completion of residency training; this position combined educational, administrative, clinical, and leadership roles within the organization. These experiences have aided him well in transitioning to the fast-paced, high-acuity environment at Texas Children’s Hospital.
His clinical and research interests are focused in pediatric oncology in the developing world. Survival rates from common cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma which are relatively high in high-income countries such as the United States are dramatically lower in low and middle-income countries in places such as sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. He plans to join the efforts of the team at Texas Children’s Hospital to implement novel treatment and training programs in these settings to effectively raise survival rates in these vulnerable populations where poverty and lack of infrastructure pose a added challenges to treating pediatric cancer.
He believes that we must broaden the reach of life-saving medicine to children around the world as we continue to make advances in the global fight against poverty. Delivering excellent care to children with cancer— no matter where they were born— will be part of that mission.
Residency, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2016, Chief Resident
Residency, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2015, General Pediatrics
MD, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 2012, Medicine
BS, Biology, Spring Hill College, 2007
American Board of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)