Maria Blazo, MD

Geneticist
Scott & White Healthcare

Director, Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine


Specialties
Medical Genetics


Patient Care Emphasis
Adult & Cancer Genetics, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Breast Cancer Care, Evidence-Based Genomic Applications in Practice & Prevention, General Clinical Genetics, Neurofibromatosis


Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics

  • Scott & White Appointment
    July 1, 2009


    Education
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, MD, 1989-1993
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, BS, 1985-1989

  • Specialty Training
  • Clinical Genetics Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Medicine


    Publications and Research
  • Blazo MA, Lewis RA, Chintagumpala MM, Frazier M, McCluggage C, Plon SE. Outcomes of systematic screening for optic pathway tumors in children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Am J Med Genet.A 127A[3], 224-229.
  • Blazo MA, Hegde MR, Odenbaugh DM, Ward PA, Richards CS. Mutational analysis of the MYH gene in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) patients negative for APC gene mutations. ASHG, Los Angeles.
  • Blazo MA, Finegold MJ, Stockton DW, Potocki L, Cooper ML, Mensing DE, Folsom M, Cheung SW. Phenotypic consequences in an infant with mosaicism for an isochromosome 5p and a ring 2 chromosome 5. Presentation at the annual meeting for the American College of Medical Genetics in San Diego, CA.
  • Blazo MA. Hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes. Presented at the Christus St. Joseph''''s Family Practice Residency, in Houston, TX., June 25th.
  • Hegde MR, Odenbaugh DM, Chin E, Blazo MA, Lichtarge O, Saleki R, Kopp J, Schwede T, Ward PA, Richards CS. Sequence variation in genes responsible for inherited colorectal cancer: biological and clinical consequences. 4th Joint Meeting Leeds Castle Polyposis Group and International Collaborative Group Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer, in Cleveland, OH, September 2-6.
  • Hegde MR, Blazo MA, Chin LH, Ward PA, Chintagumpala MM, Kim JY, Plon SE, Richards CS. A novel homozygous mutation in the MSH6 gene in a Turcot Syndrome family characterized by pediatric glioblastoma multiforme, lymphoma, colorectal cancer and eurofibromatosis. ASHG, Los Angeles.
  • Plon SE, Blazo MA. Neurofibromatosis type 1. UpToDate.
  • Blazo MA. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Presented at the Christus St. Joseph''''''''''''''''s Family Practice Residency, Houston, TX, December 3rd.
  • Blazo MA, Lewis RA, Chintagumpala MM, McCluggage C, Plon SE. Outcomes of systematic screening for optic pathway tumors in children with neurofibromatosis type I. Presented at the annual meeting for the American College of Medical Genetics in New Orleans, LA.
  • Moretti P, Blazo MA, Garcia L, Armstrong D, Lewis RA, Roa B, Scaglia F. Spinocerebellar ataxia type2 (SCA2). Poster presentation at the annual meeting for the American Society of Human Genetics in Baltimore, MD.
  • Hegde MR, Chong B, Blazo MA, Chin LH, Ward PA, Chintagumpala MM, Kim JY, Plon SE, Richards CS. A homozygous mutation in MSH6 causes Turcot syndrome. Clinical Cancer Research 11[13], 4689-4693.
  • Blazo MA. Challenging clinical situations: interpersonal skills and effective patient care. Presented at the Corpus Christi Family Practice Residency, Corpus Christi Family Practice Residency, Corpus Christi, TX., January.
  • Blazo MA. Management of adult obesity. Presented at the Corpus Christi Family Practice Residency, Corpus Christi Family Practice Residency, Corpus Christi, TX., May.
  • Frye GD, Fincher AS, Lorenzetti MA, Trzeciakowski J, Griffith WH. Comparison of contractile responses of the guinea pig ileum longitudinal muscle to ethanol and GABAA agonists. J Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 252[2], 474-481.
  • Blazo MA, Jinnah AP, Shinawi M, Magoulas PL, Pursley AN, Patel A, Cheung SW. Clinical characterization of two patients with 1q21 chromosomal microdeletion and thrombocytopenia--absent radius (TAR) syndrome. Presentation at the annual meeting for the American College of Medical Genetics in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Berg JS, Brunetti-Pierri N, Peters SU, Kang SH, Fong CT, Salamone J, Freedenberg D, Hannig VL, Prock LA, Miller DT, Raffalli P, Harris DJ, Erickson RP, Cunniff C, Clark GD, Blazo MA, Peiffer DA, Gunderson KL, Sahoo T, Patel A, Lupski JR, Beaudet AL, Cheung SW. Speech delay and autism spectrum behaviors are frequently associated with duplication of the 7q11.23 Williams-Beuren syndrome region. Genet.Med 9[7], 427-441.
  • Blazo MA. Genetics and the adult patient: what clinicians need to know. Presented at the 11th Annual Optimal Management of the Adult Patient Conference at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. September 27th.
  • Blazo MA. Neurofibromatosis type 2. Presented at the Clinical Genetics Seminar for Post-doctoral Fellows, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX., October 25th.

  • Professional Memberships
  • American College of Medical Genomics and Genetics
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation

  • Languages Spoken
    English, Spanish-Medical


    Locations


    Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center
    100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd
    Waco, TX 76712
    254-202-2000
    Scott & White Clinic - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508
    254-724-2150
    Scott & White Clinic - University Drive
    1700 University Drive East
    College Station, TX 77840
    979-691-3300
    Scott & White Specialty Clinic - Killeen Hemingway
    2405 S. Clear Creek Road
    Killeen, TX 76549
    254-618-1888

    Appointments