University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Tiffany Lucas, MD

Tiffany Lucas, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Pediatric Malignancies

Research Summary

As a faculty member at UCSF Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, I see patients with pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders although the majority of my time is spent in hematologic diseases such as patients with bleeding disorders, thromboses, immune cytopenias or aplastic anemia, bone marrow failure syndromes, and more. My research and academic focus is on quality improvement practices, patient safety, and medical education and I also do ongoing work in global health with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


Rice University, BS, 2005, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Baylor College of Medicine, MD, 2009, International Health Track Certificate
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Intern, 2010, Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Resident, 2012, Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco, Fellow, 2016, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 2003
    National Cancer Institute Cancer Research Training Award (2003-2004)
  • 2006
    Physician's Oncology Education Program Scholarship
  • 2010
    Seymour Warshar Distinguished First Year Resident Award
  • 2012
    Nancy Elizabeth Barnhart Award for dedication to children in the community
  • 2017
    American Society of Hematology Medical Educator's Institute Inductee
  • 2018
    American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Clinician Educator Award
  • 2019
    Caring Tree Award (from families to caregivers)
  • 2020
    Nomination for Pediatric Fellowship Leadership Award

Selected Publications

  1. Himes RW, Chiou EH, Queliza K, Shouval DS, Somech R, Agarwal S, Jajoo K, Ziegler DS, Kratz CP, Huang J, Lucas TL, Myers KC, Nelson AS, DiNardo CD, Alter BP, Giri N, Khincha PP, McReynolds LJ, Dufour C, Pierri F, Goldman FD, Sherif Y, Savage SA, Miloh T, Bertuch AA. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: A Manifestation of the Telomere Biology Disorders. J Pediatr. 2020 Sep 21.
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  2. Bush KA, Lucas TL, Haley KM, Thornburg CD. Initiation of emicizumab prophylaxis in an infant with haemophilia A and subdural haemorrhage. Haemophilia. 2020 Sep 06.
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  3. Lucas TL, Mustain R, Goldsby RE. Frequency of face touching with and without a mask in pediatric hematology/oncology health care professionals. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 09; 67(9):e28593.
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  4. Lin TF, Huang JN, Cash HL. Investigation of Pediatric Anemia in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Mar; 23(3):416-421.
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  5. Schechter T, Perez-Albuerne E, Lin TF, Irwin MS, Essa M, Desai AV, Frangoul H, Yanik G, Dupuis LL, Jacobsohn D, Kletzel M, Ranalli M, Soni S, Seif AE, Grupp S, Dvorak CC. Veno-occlusive disease after high-dose busulfan-melphalan in neuroblastoma. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2020 03; 55(3):531-537.
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  6. Higgs C, Crow YJ, Adams DM, Chang E, Hayes D, Herbig U, Huang JN, Himes R, Jajoo K, Johnson FB, Reynolds SD, Yonekawa Y, Armanios M, Boulad F, DiNardo CD, Dufour C, Goldman FD, Khan S, Kratz C, Myers KC, Raghu G, Alter BP, Aubert G, Bhala S, Cowen EW, Dror Y, El-Youssef M, Friedman B, Giri N, Helms Guba L, Khincha PP, Lin TF, Longhurst H, McReynolds LJ, Nelson A, Olson T, Pariser A, Perona R, Sasa G, Schratz K, Simonetto DA, Townsley D, Walsh M, Stevens K, Agarwal S, Bertuch AA, Savage SA. Understanding the evolving phenotype of vascular complications in telomere biology disorders. Angiogenesis. 2019 02; 22(1):95-102.
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  7. Lin TF, Huang JN, Cash HL. Comprehensive Review of Preschool Age Anemia in the Pacific Island Jurisdictions. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2017 12; 76(12):331-336.
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  8. Lin TF. The arc of fellowship. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 03; 64(3).
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  9. Lin TF, Carhill P, Huang JN, Baker JR. Capacity Building for Rare Bleeding Disorders in the Remote Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Am J Public Health. 2016 Apr; 106(4):658-61.
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  10. Lin TF, Ferlic-Stark LL, Allen CE, Kozinetz CA, McClain KL. Rate of decline of ferritin in patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis as a prognostic variable for mortality. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Jan; 56(1):154-5.
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  11. Rousseau RF, Biagi E, Dutour A, Yvon ES, Brown MP, Lin T, Mei Z, Grilley B, Popek E, Heslop HE, Gee AP, Krance RA, Popat U, Carrum G, Margolin JF, Brenner MK. Immunotherapy of high-risk acute leukemia with a recipient (autologous) vaccine expressing transgenic human CD40L and IL-2 after chemotherapy and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Blood. 2006 Feb 15; 107(4):1332-41.
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