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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Martha P. Mims, M.D., Ph.D.

Martha P. Mims

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine - Hematology and Oncology

Phone: 713-798-7535
Fax: 713-798-6677


  • Ph.D., Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Research Interests

  • Genetic risk factors for prostate cancer
  • Role of oxidative stress in cancer risk
  • Iron metabolism

Clinical Focus

  • Hematology and oncology

Selected Publications

  • Kamble R, Mims MP. Iron-overload in long-term survivors of hematopoietic transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2006. 37:805-6.
  • Kamble R, Selby S, Mims M, Kharfan-Dabaja M, Ozer H and George J. Iron overload manifesting as apparent exacerbation of hepatic graft-versus-host disease following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplant. 2006. 12:506-10.
  • Mims MP, Hayes TG, Zheng S, Leal SM, Frolov A, Ittmann M, Wheeler , Prchal JT. Mitochondrial DNA G10398A polymorphism and invasive breast cancer in African-American women. Cancer Research. 2006. 66:1880.
  • Pospisilova D, Mims MP*, Nemeth E, Ganz T, Prchal JT (*corresponding author). DMT1 mutation: response of anemia to darbepoetin administration, implications for hepcidin regulation. Blood. 2006. 108:404-5.
  • Tahir SA, Frolov A, Hayes TG, Mims MP, Miles BJ, Lerner SP, Wheeler TM, Ayala G, Thompson TC, Kadmon D. Preoperative serum Caveolin-1 as a prognostic marker for recurrence in a radical prostatectomy cohort. Clinical Cancer Research. 2006. 12:4872-5.
  • Mims MP, Guan Y, Prchal JT, D. Pospisilova, Priwitzerova M, Indrak K, Ponka P and Divoky V. Identification of the first human mutation of DMT1 (Nramp2) in a patient with microcytic anemia and iron overload. Blood. 2005. 105:1337-42.
  • Mims MP, Prchal JT. Human DMT1 mutation and mechanism for increased absorption. Blood. 2005. 106:2221-2.

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