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Amber Yates, MD

Pediatric Hematologist

Expertise

Pediatrics, Hematology-oncology

Education

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

Highlights

The greatest compliment I’ve received as a physician came in the form of a question. At the end of a clinic visit, a patient’s father asked, “Are you a teacher?” He then went on to explain that he really appreciated the way I explained his child’s diagnosis. It is my hope that all my patients and families feel the same way."

— Amber Yates, MD

Experience

Dr. Yates is a former writer for Verywell Health covering blood disorders. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She practices at Texas Children's Hospital at the Texas Children's Hematology Center, treating children with benign (not cancerous) blood disorders like anemia, hemophilia, and low platelet counts. She also serves as the co-director of the Texas Children's Sickle Cell Center, and has co-authored several publications on pediatric blood disorders.

Education

Dr. Yates completed her medical school training at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA. She then went on to complete pediatric training at University of Tennessee - Memphis/LeBonheur Children's Hospital. She completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. She recently completed the Master Teachers Fellowship Program at Baylor College Medicine, a program designed improve the skills of medical educators.

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