Mark W. Kline, M.D.

Physician-in-Chief, Texas Children’s Hospital

Mark W. Kline, M.D.
Mark W. Kline, M.D.

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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 • 12:15 PM–2:00 PM

Mark W. Kline, M.D. is the Physician-in-Chief of Texas Children’s Hospital and the Ralph D. Feigin Chair and J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Under Dr. Kline’s leadership, the Department of Pediatrics has more than doubled in size in just nine years to more than 1300 faculty members, the largest in the U.S.

An internationally respected leader in pediatric HIV/AIDS and global child health, Dr. Kline has been the recipient and principal investigator for more than $150 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. Dr. Kline is editor-in-chief of Rudolph’s Pediatrics, one of the world’s most widely recognized and read medical textbooks.

Dr. Kline is the founder and President of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital, a program that builds health care infrastructure, trains health professionals and provides medical care and treatment to children and families across sub-Saharan Africa and in Romania. BIPAI currently provides HIV/AIDS care and treatment to more than 350,000 of the world’s poorest and least fortunate children and families, more than any other organization worldwide.

Dr. Kline received a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) in biology from Trinity University in 1979. He received his M.D. degree (with honors) from Baylor College of Medicine in 1981 and completed pediatric residency training, chief residency and a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital in 1987. He is certified in both pediatrics and infectious diseases by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Kline’s many honors and awards include the Dag Hammarksjold 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 E.H. Christopherson Award of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2010), the HIV Clinical Education Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (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.

A native Texan, Dr. Kline is married to Nancy Calles, a registered nurse, public health specialist and co-founder of BIPAI. He is the father of two adult daughters and an adult son, and grandfather to seven.