Dr. Martha Pritchett Mims

Fascination with math and science led Dr. Martha Pritchett Mims to pursue dual careers in medicine and research.  Mims, who began her schooling in NISD at Sul Ross Middle School when her family moved to San Antonio, is now Associate Professor and Hematology/Oncology Section Chief at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  With a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Rice University and MD from Baylor, Dr. Mims helped start clinical trials at Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center.  She currently conducts research in lymphoma and prostate cancer, supervises residents and sees patients at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston as well other sites staffed by Baylor Medicine.  A consummate volunteer, she cared for hurricane refugees who fled to the Houston Astrodome from New Orleans during Katrina.  She is an Elder in St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church and active volunteer for Women of Vision, a Christian charity dedicated to raising money for women in children in underdeveloped countries (such as El Salvador).  

Pillar of...: 
Citizenship
School: 
Oliver Wendell Holmes High School
Year: 
2012
Class of ...: 
1974