Carmen S Ballestas, MD

Ballestas Carmen S
Specialties
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Gender
Female

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Avenue
Ste 100
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-2234
Fax:
954-985-2288

Meet the Physician

Dr. Ballestas is board-certified in pediatric hematology/oncology. She earned her medical degree from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. She was a resident at Texas Tech Health Science Center in Amarillo and completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also was an American Association for Cancer Research fellow and completed the Clinical Translational Research Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completion of her fellowship, Dr. Ballestas was assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.


Languages
  • Spanish

Research

Awards and honors
  • Outstanding First-year Pediatric Resident, TTUHSC, 2003-2004
  • Chief Resident Pediatrics, TTUHSC, 2005-2006
  • Chairman Award, TTUHSC, 2006
  • Magic Moment Fellow, 2006-2007

Professional organizations
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Hematology

Publications
  • “Identification of Leukemia Stem cells associated with AML1-ETO through characterization of oncogene-induced changes in cell surface profiles in hematopoitic stem cells,” abstract, ASH meeting, 2008


Education

Residencies
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 2006, Pediatrics
Fellowships
  • University Of Alabama Medical Center, 2009, Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics

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