I am a board-certified pediatric hematologist. That means I treat children with benign (not cancer) blood disorders like anemia, hemophilia, and low platelet counts. In my career I take care of patients but also help educate others including medical students, residents, fellows and most importantly, patients. I have a strong interest in patient education and helping patients and families understand their condition.
Currently Dr. Yates 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. She is the co-director of the Texas Children's Sickle Cell Center.
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.
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.