Date:September 22, 2012

Caridad Martinez, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Caridad Martinez
Texas Children’s Cancer Center
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1640.1
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-824-4692
Fax: 832-825-4668


About Dr. Caridad Martinez

Dr. Caridad Martinez is a member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT) translational clinical research and the pediatric bone marrow transplant clinical team, which is part of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

Clinical Interests

Her clinical interests include bone marrow transplantation (BMT), umbilical cord blood transplantation, stem cell transplantation for pediatric patients with congenital childhood diseases, and cell and gene therapy.

Clinical Research

Survival and Immunoreconstitution after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant

Her clinical research interests focus on developing strategies to improve overall survival and immunoreconstitution after an umbilical cord blood transplant in pediatric patients with malignant or non-malignant diseases. Currently, she is the principal investigator of several clinical protocols using umbilical cord blood transplant for non-malignant and malignant diseases.

Treatment of Patients with Immunodeficiency Disorders

Dr. Martinez is also very involved with the Department of Allergy and Immunology at Texas Children’s Hospital, where she is engaged in evaluating, enrolling and taking care of patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders that will require a stem cell transplant as a curative option of their disease.


M.D. University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Puerto Rico Children’s Hospital
Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Fellowship, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Selected Memberships

Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Member, American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO)
Member, American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Member, American Society for Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Member, International Society of Cell Therapy