Melanoma Medical Oncology Department

Developing better therapies by linking the lab with the clinic

We hope this site will provide you with important information regarding melanoma, including current treatment strategies, ongoing clinical trials and laboratory research. Our mission is to develop better therapies for melanoma and other cancers by applying the latest findings in laboratory studies to the clinical setting. To schedule an appointment to be seen in our clinic please call 713-563-9716 or 1-877-632-6789.


Develop better treatments for patients with melanoma by the alignment of laboratory and clinical approaches.
Provide outstanding care to patients with melanoma
Train the next generation of clinical scientists capable of translating novel concepts from the laboratory to the clinic


Through the identification of new principles from our melanoma studies, such as methods to optimally immunize cancer patients, we hope to contribute toward the development of new treatments for other kinds of cancers.