Professor and Ralph D. Feigin Chair for Physician-in-Chief
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


MD from Baylor College Of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals
BA from Trinity University
Residency at Baylor College Of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals


American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Professional Statement

Mark W. Kline, M.D., an internationally respected leader in pediatric HIV/AIDS and global child health, is the J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the Ralph D. Feigin Chair and Physician-in-Chief of Texas Children’s Hospital.

A long-time researcher in pediatric HIV/AIDS, Dr. Kline has been the recipient and principal investigator for more than $50 million in research grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has authored more than 250 scientific articles and textbook chapters and has presented over 350 national and international lectures on subjects related to infectious diseases of children and global child health. He directs international research for the NIH-funded BCM Center for AIDS Research and is principal investigator for BCM’s NIH-funded AIDS International Training and Research Program.

Dr. Kline is the founder and President of the BCM International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital, an ambitious program that encompasses HIV/AIDS care and treatment and health professional education and training programs across sub-Saharan Africa, Libya and Romania. BIPAI provides HIV/AIDS care and treatment to more than 200,000 children and families, more than any other organization worldwide.

Dr. Kline is past-Chair of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society International Affairs Committee and the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS. He is certified in both pediatrics and infectious diseases by the American Board of Pediatrics.

His many honors and awards include the Dag Hammarskjöld Award from the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (1998), the Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award (2002), the Annual Award in HIV/AIDS of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention (2006), the Distinguished Faculty Award of Baylor College of Medicine (2007), the Medical Award of Excellence from Ronald McDonald House Charities (2007), the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Trinity University (2008), the Millie and Richard Brock Award of the New York Academy of Medicine (2009), the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Public Service (2010), the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program’s Annual Humanitarian Award (2013) and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Global Child Health from the Program for Global Pediatric Research and the Pediatric Academic Societies (2014). He is listed in Who’s Who in America and U.S. News Top Doctors.