Ken McClain, MD, PhD
Dr. McClain has dedicated his clinical and research efforts on the histiocytic diseases for 40 years beginning with his oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Since 1986 he has been at the Texas Children’s Cancer Center in Houston where he is a Professor of Pediatrics. In 2002 he organized a Histiocytosis Center and was joined by Dr. Carl Allen in 2006. Together they have developed a robust clinical program which has attracted many patients from around the world. Because of the large number of specimens collected from patients enrolled on research studies they have developed successful translational research studies with collaborators from several other institutions. LCH patients with neurologic dysfunction have been a special research interest leading to innovative therapies and new biologic understanding of this problem. Dr. McClain has cared for adult patients with histiocytic diseases for nearly 30 years. He is a past president of the Histiocyte Society and been a member of the education and scientific committees as well as worked with the Adult, HLH, LCH, and Rare Disease committees.