Michael L. Pirics, MD

Instructor in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Identification of genetic susceptibility to childhood: Cancer through analysis of genes in parallel
Plon, SE, Wheeler, DA, Strong, LC, Tomlinson, GE, Pirics, M, Meng, Q, Cheung, HC, Begin, PR, Muzny, DM, Lewis, L, Biegel, JA & Gibbs, RA 2011, Cancer Genetics, vol 204, no. 1, pp. 19-25. DOI:

Varicella reactivation presenting as shingles and aseptic meningitis in an immunocompetent 11-year-old boy
Peña, JA, Pirics, ML, Dicaprio, HS, Julapalli, MR, Phelps, BR, Castagnini, LA & Tolle, MA 2009, Clinical Pediatrics, vol 48, no. 4, pp. 435-437. DOI:

Multiple tumors in a child with germ-line mutations in TP53 and PTEN
Plon, SE, Pirics, ML, Nuchtern, J, Hicks, J, Russell, H, Agrawal, S, Zbuk, K, Eng, C, Hegde, M & Chin, ELH 2008, New England Journal of Medicine, vol 359, no. 5, pp. 537-539. DOI: