Date:February 24, 2013

Alison Bertuch, MD, PhD

Alison Bertuch, M.D., Ph.D.Director, Bone Marrow Failure Program

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Alison Bertuch
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1240.08
Houston, TX 77030

Fax 832-825-4651


About Alison Bertuch, MD, PhD

Dr. Alison Bertuch is Director of the Bone Marrow Failure Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Her clinical interests include oncology, osteosarcoma, and bone marrow failure disorders. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology.

Dr. Bertuch is a member of the Telomere Biology and Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program.


Dr. Alison Bertuch’s research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms of telomere structure and function. Her research uses yeast as a model system for the rapid identification and investigation of the genes that govern telomere homeostasis. Of particular interest is set of proteins previously shown to be crucial for the rejoining of DNA breaks that paradoxically also function at telomeres. In addition, Dr. Alison Bertuch’s laboratory studies the role of telomere dysfunction in the development of bone marrow failure in children. A long term goal is to exploit the knowledge gained from these studies to aid in the treatment of not only bone marrow failure but also cancer.

Research interests
Telomere structure and function
Telomere dysfunction in the development of bone marrow failure in children


M.D.,University of Rochester
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Internship, Baylor College of Medicine

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