Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Eduardo Bruera, M.D.
Professor, Chair 
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine 
Division of Cancer Medicine

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.
Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention
Director, Integrative Medicine Program
Chief, Section of Integrative Medicine
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine 
Department of Behavioral Science

Gabriel Lopez, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Integrative Medicine Program
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine 

Wenli Liu, M.D.
Associate Professor, Integrative Medicine Program
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine 

Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director of Education, Integrative Medicine Program
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine 

Peiying Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Integrative Medicine Program - Research
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine

Kathrin Milbury, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Integrative Medicine Program - Research
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine

M. Kay Garcia, DrPH, LAc
Associate Professor, Integrative Medicine Program - Research
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine

Sarah Prinsloo, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC
Assistant Professor, Integrative Medicine Program - Research
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine

Education and Training

Deanna Cuello
Manager

Kira Taniguchi, MA
Coordinator, Department Publications

Romana Polanska
Senior Health Education Specialist

Clinical Services

Natalie Schuren, RN, MSN
Clinical Administrative Director

Sanober Ajani, MBA, CPC
Clinical Business Manager

Anne Marie Alcala, RN-BC, BSN
Clinical Program Manager

Edrea Gonzales
Senior Administrative Assistant

Jane Williams, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Advance Practice Nurse

Sharon Mattox, RN
Clinical Nurse, Outpatient

Jill Flury, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Lin Lin Shao, RD LD
Sr. Clinical Dietitian

M. Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Meditation Consultations

Michael Spano, MS, LAc
Acupuncturist

Susan Underwood, LAc., LMSW
Acupuncturist

Grant Weidler, LAc.
Acupuncturist

Curtiss Beinhorn, LMT, BCTMB, MTI
Massage Therapist

Sat Siri Sumler, LMT, NCTMB, RYT
Massage Therapist

Mary Jo Cox, MTI, LMT
Massage Therapist

Catherine R. Powers-James, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Carol Eddy, MPT
Senior Physical Therapist

Veronica Vasquez
Medical Assistant

Xanthia Baptiste-Gordon
Patient Services Coordinator

Tanier Williams
Patient Services Coordinator

Frank Vazquez
Patient Services Coordinator

Research

Kay Garcia, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., LAc
Associate Professor

Amy Spelman, Ph.D., M.PH.
Program Director

Donna Capps, M.A.
Grant Program Manager

Qi "Vicki" Wei, M.S.
Senior Statistical Analyst

Maria del Rocio Moguel
Database Developer

Robin Haddad, M.P.H.
Senior Clinical Studies Coordinator

Lisa Connelly, LPC
Senior Counseling Associate

Rosalinda Engle, M.A.
Mind-Body Intervention Specialist

Smitha Mallaiah
Mind-Body Intervention Specialist

Amie Koronczok
Mind-Body Intervention Specialist

Deema F Simaan, MPH, RD, LD
Research Dietitian

Stephanie Gabel, M.A.
Behavioral Science Lab Technician

Kathryn Moss, M.A.
Research Interviewer

Nazli Goktepe, M.S.
Research Interviewer

Andrew Cusimano
Research Data Coordinator

Marina Mery
Research Data Coordinator

Jibin Ding
Research Assistant II

Yan Jiang, Ph.D.
Research Scientist  

Yong Pan, PhD, M.D.
Research Investigator

Robyn Rhea
Research Investigator  

Members of Collaborating Departments, Centers and Institutions

Bharat B. Aggarwal, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Experimental Therapeutics
Chief, Section of Cytokine Research

Ricardo H. Alvarez, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Breast Medical Oncology

Terri S. Armstrong, Ph.D., P.N.
Professor, Department of Neuro-Oncology

Banu Arun, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Breast Medical Oncology

Carlos H. Barcenas, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor, Breast Medical Oncology

Karen M Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Behavioral Science

Therese Bartholomew Bevers, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Professor, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention

Eduardo Bruera, M.D., FAAHPM
Chair, Palliative Care Med

Cindy Carmack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the Department of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Medicine

Joseph Chiang, M.D.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Larry Driver, M.D.
Professor, Department of Cancer Pain Management

Cathy Eng, MD, FACP
Associate Professor, GI Medical Oncology

Nathan Fowler, M.D.
Associate Professor, Lymphoma/Myeloma

Mark Gilbert, M.D.
Deputy Chair and a Professor in the Department of Neuro-Oncology

Ying Guo, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine

Ernest Hawk, M.D. MPH
Vice President, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences

David Hui, M.D., M.Sc. (Biochem), M.Sc. (Clinical Rsch)
Assistant Professor, Palliative Care Medicine

Ahmed Kaseb, M.D.
Associate Professor, GI Medical Oncology

Zhongxing Liao, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Ian Lipski, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & PeriOperative Medicine

Anita Mahajan, M.D.
Professor in the Department of Radiation

Patricia Parker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science

Louis L. Pisters, M.D.
Professor, Department of Urology

Kenneth J. Sapire, M.D.
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

Kay Swint, MSN
Director, Nursing Programs, Nursing Administration

Judith Smith, Pharm.D., BCOP, CPHQ, FCCP, FISOPP
Associate Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology

Anil K. Sood, M.D.
Professor, Gynecology Oncology & Reproductive Medicine

Barbara L. Summers, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
VP, Nursing Practice and CNO, Ofc/EVP Physician-in-Chief

Debasish (Debu) Tripathy, M.D.
Chair, Breast Medical Oncology

Vicente Valero, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Chair Ad Interim, Breast Medical Oncology

Luhua (Michael) Wang, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Lymphoma & Myeloma

Sriram Yennu, M.D. M.S.
Associate Professor, Palliative Care Med

Fudan University Cancer Hospital
Shanghai, PR China

Last updated 1/20/2016

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Monthly Lecture Series

 

"Harmony and Health: Adaptation of a Mind-Body Intervention for African American Christians"

Lorna McNeill, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Health Disparities Research & 
Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Director of Education, Integrative Medicine Program

The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center,
Houston, Texas, USA

July 19, 2016
12-1 p.m.

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