Meet Our Team
Angela Coscio, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Breast Medical Oncology & General Oncology
Dr. Coscio received her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in Galveston. She completed her internal medicine training at Duke University Hospital and her hematology and medical oncology training at Duke and MD Anderson. She is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an academic appointment as assistant professor in the Department of General Oncology at MD Anderson. Her clinical interests include lung, head and neck and breast cancers. Her research interests are lung and head and neck cancers.
Tina Ayeni, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology
Dr. Ayeni earned her medical degree from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University where she was recognized with the Outstanding Surgeon Award. Passionate about advancing her surgical skills in order to best treat complex benign and malignant diseases of the female pelvis, she returned to her native Minnesota and completed fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the Mayo Clinic. Her expertise includes minimally invasive surgery via laparoscopy and robotic surgery for cancers originating in the uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and peritoneum. Additionally, Dr. Ayeni treats surgically complex benign disease and conditions that are suspicious for cancer. Dr. Ayeni is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Outside of her clinical activities, she dedicates time towards organizing gynecologic surgical mission trips to under-resourced areas around the world such as Mexico and West Africa. Her philosophy of care is to provide high-quality, compassionate surgical treatment for gynecologic malignancies using a multidisciplinary team approach.
Loren Rourke, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology
Dr. Rourke received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at University of Tennessee Medical Center, followed by a Susan G. Komen interdisciplinary breast surgery fellowship at MD Anderson. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society for Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Rourke holds an academic appointment as assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson.
Douglas Nelson, M.D.
Assistant Professor, General Oncology
Dr. Nelson received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed his internal medicine training and his medical oncology and hematology training at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in medical oncology and hematology, and holds an academic appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of General Oncology at MD Anderson. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancers, breast cancer, and a broad range of malignant and benign hematologic disorders. His research interests include a wide range of solid organ and hematologic malignancies.
Jenny Pozadzides, M.D.
Assistant Professor, General Oncology
Dr. Pozadzides earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School, where she also completed her residency in Internal Medicine. She completed two fellowships in Hematology and Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She also completed a research fellowship in T cell lymphoma. Dr. Pozadzides has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on cancer-related topics, and has taken part in several MD Anderson research projects. While she considers herself a generalist, she has published research on lymphoma and gastrointestinal cancers, and she has spent considerable time treating lung, head and neck and women's cancers. She is ABIM board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology. Dr. Pozadzides prides herself on getting to know her patients and their families on a personal level.
Michelle Ludwig, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Dr. Ludwig received her medical degree and master of public health degree from Emory University. She completed her residency in general radiation oncology at MD Anderson and is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Ludwig is a Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology at The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston and holds an academic appointment as assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson. She treats all disease sites, and her research interests include cancer prevention, health education and clinical trials.
Additional languages spoken: American Sign Language, Spanish
Pamela Schlembach, M.D.
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Dr. Schlembach received her medical degree from Medical College of Ohio and completed her training in radiation oncology at MD Anderson. She is certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology and holds an academic appointment as an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson. She has a broad background in treating all adult neoplasms with radiation. Her clinical interests include prostate, central nervous system and breast cancers. Her research interests include breast cancer, lymphoma and developing innovative treatments with intensity modulated radiation therapy.
Carol Drucker, M.D.
Dr. Drucker received a medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine. She also completed her residency at Baylor, rising through the ranks to become chief resident at Baylor before coming to MD Anderson as a dermatology consultant and assistant professor. She became a private practice dermatologist in The Woodlands for 13 years before returning to MD Anderson in 2005. Dr. Drucker is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is currently a professor in the Department of Dermatology at MD Anderson. Her clinical interests include skin manifestations of internal disease/illness, pigmented lesions and dermoscopy.
Thomas Chai, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine
Dr. Chai earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, AL. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. He then completed fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R). He also holds sub-specialty certification in Pain Medicine through the ABPM&R. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Pain Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Care teams also consist of Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants, who collaborate with the patient and physicians to provide top-quality cancer treatment. Mid-level providers are an essential part of cancer care in The Woodlands.
- Nicole Luckett
Advanced Practice Nurses
- Laura Delao
- Alicia John
- Katherine Borths
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How to Find Us
The Woodlands Regional Care Center is located at 17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 130, on the campus of St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital. Free parking is available.
Breast Friends is a monthly support group open to all breast cancer survivors, regardless of treatment status. For more information call 713-563-0050, option 1 or 2.
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Hospital The Woodlands, 1st floor conference room
Facilitator: Pamela Schlembach, M.D.