Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Program
Cancer and Hematology Centers
Texas Children’s Hospital
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
1102 Bates Ave. (Feigin Center). Suite 1025 .06
Houston, TX 77030
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway, Suite WA.0440.32
Houston, TX 77094
Dr. Ionela Iacobas is the Co-Director of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Vascular Anomalies Program at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her main interest is to offer children and young adults with vascular anomalies state-of-the-art medical management in a comprehensive approach. Ranging from venous or lymphatic malformations to metastatic vascular tumors, the Vascular Anomalies Program uses anticoagulants (like low molecular weight heparin), immunosupressants (like sirolimus), chemotherapy, etc. to treat a large variety of vascular anomalies.
Dr. Iacobas believes that children with vascular tumors and malformations need more than just invasive procedures and medications, so her team involves the major supportive services (including physical therapy, social work, child life, psychology, pain management, orthotics – compression garments, support groups, etc).
As education and research in the vascular anomalies field are essential for best patient care, Dr. Iacobas is very active at the national level as Chair of the Education Committee of the Vascular Anomalies Specific Interest Group of ASPHO, where she is developing educational resources and a curriculum for hematology-oncology physicians who are interested in vascular anomalies.
M.D., Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania
Residency, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Weill Cornell College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology
Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Member, American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO)
Member, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA)