Carmen S Ballestas, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-2234
Fax: 954-985-2288

About Me

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.

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Meet Dr. Ballestas


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

Professional Highlights


  • “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


  • 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

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