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Welcome to New Children’s Cancer Hospital Faculty and Staff Members

CCH Newsletter - Summer 2011


Nancy Gordon, M.D., works with the non-neural tumor team in osteosarcoma. Prior to coming to the Children’s Cancer Hospital, she did a general pediatrics residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. From 2001 to 2005, she had a hematology-oncology fellowship at MD Anderson, which was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship from 2006 to 2009. She was an instructor at MD Anderson from January to August 2010 and is now an assistant professor.

Shaini Joy works as an advanced practice nurse with the Long-Term Survivors Clinic and with the Neurology/Neurofibromatosis Clinic. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mumbai, India, she immigrated to the United States where she earned her master’s degree in nursing and a family nurse practitioner degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Soumen Khatua, M.D., stepped into the shoes of his father, a well-respected pediatrician in India, and received a medical degree from Calcutta Medical College in Calcutta, India. When his son was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumor, he was inspired to become a pediatric oncologist. He completed a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., and a neuro-oncology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. He is now an assistant professor and pediatric neuro-oncologist at MD Anderson’s Children’s Cancer Hospital.

Rhea Li received a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in public health, as well as a registered dietician license from The University of Texas Health Science Center-School of Public Health. She previously worked in a prenatal clinic in New York City and as the clinic manager for The University of Texas Health Science Center WIC program, a supplemental nutrition program for lower income families and pregnant women. She now works for the Children’s Cancer Hospital collecting nutrition research, developing an e-cookbook, and designing nutrition information handouts for patients and survivors.

Shulin Li, Ph.D., received a degree in biological science from Shanxi State University in Shanxi, China, and his Ph.D. in cell biology from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. He did his postdoctorate work in molecular immunology/experimental therapeutics at MD Anderson from 1993 to 1997. Currently, he is a professor in Pediatrics-Research and holds the W.T. and Louise Jarrett Moran Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Oncology at MD Anderson.


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