Saira J. George, M.D.
Department of Dermatology, Division of Internal Medicine
About Dr. George
Dr. Saira George earned her Medical Degree with Honors from Baylor College of Medicine, where she also completed her internal medicine internship and dermatology residency. After training, she practiced general dermatology in Houston, Texas and then Phoenix, Arizona before returning back to Texas to join the staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. George is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and the American Academy of Dermatology. Her interests include general medical dermatology with a specific focus on early detection and treatment of skin cancers, dermoscopy of pigmented lesions, and skin manifestations of internal disease.
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Present Title & Affiliation
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Sugar Land, TX
Education & Training
|2002||Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA, MD, Doctor of Medicine|
|1997||Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, BA, Biology|
|2004-2006||Clinical Residency, Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX|
|2002-2003||Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX|
|2001-2002||Research Fellowship, Basic Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX|
|2006||American Board of Dermatology|
Experience & Service
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2014 - 2021
Physician, Thunderbird Internal Medicine, Glendale, AZ, 2010 - 2014
Physician, Dermatological Association of Texas, Houston, TX, 2008 - 2010
Physician, Dermatology Associates of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 2006 - 2008
Institutional Committee Activities
Member, Department of Internal Medicine Clinical Toxicity Working group and Dermatology Skin Toxicity Guidelines Committee, 2006 - Present
Honors & Awards
|2006||Fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Academy of Dermatology|
|1997||Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Baylor College of Medicine|
|1997||Baylor College of Medicine Curriculum Committee Award for Outstanding Performance in the Basic Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine|
|1994||National Merit Scholar, Rice University|
|1994||V.H. McNutt Memorial Science Scholar, Rice University|
|1994||Max Roy Honors Scholar, Rice University|
|1994||Rice University Merit Scholar, Rice University|
|1994||Rice University-Baylor College of Medicine Medical Scholars Program, Rice University|
|1994||Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Rice University|