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Cesar A. Nunez, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care, Division of Pediatrics, Children's Cancer Hospital at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Leukemia/Lymphma Section, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1982 Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

11/1997-11/2000 Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Keith Hoots, M.D.
11/1993-11/1997 Research Associate, University of Manchester, Manchester, Ged Brady, Ph.D
1/1991-11/1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Max Cooper, M.D
4/1990-6/1990 Visiting Scholar, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Richard Lynch, M.D.
7/1987-8/1988 Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Infantil Lorencita Villegas de Santos, Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia
6/1983-7/1986 Specialization and Residency, Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Hospital Infantil Rafael Henao Toro, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, Alvaro Guzman, MD
1/1983-12/1983 Internship, Rural Medicine, Instituto de Immunologia, Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia
7/1981-6/1982 Internship, Hospital Militar Central, Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia, Division de Educacion Cientifica (Note: In Colombia, the year of Internship is done before obtaining the Medical degree)

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Hijiya N , Metzger ML , Pounds S, Schmidt JE , Razzouk BI , Rubnitz JE , Howard SC, Nunez CA, Pui C-H, Ribeiro RC. Severe cardiopulmonary complications consistent with systemic inflammatory response syndrome caused by leukemia cell lysis in childhood acute myelomonocytic or monocytic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer 44:63-9, 2005.
2. Nuñez CA, Zipf T , Roberts MW, Medeiros LJ, Hayes K , Bueso-Ramos C. Molecular monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid can predict clinical relapse in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with eosinophilia. Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:601-5, 2003.
3. Nuñez CA, Bashein AM, Brunet CL, Hoyland JA, Freemont A, Buckle AM, Murphy C, Cross M, Lucas G, Bostock VJ, Brady G. The imprinted tumor-supressor gene H19 is regulated during normal haemopoiesis and is reduced in haemopoietic precursors of patients with polycythemia vera. J Pathol 190:61-8, 2000.

Last updated: 7/20/2012