Trainee Profiles


Hear from current and past trainees about their experiences working at MD Anderson.

Keith Amos, M.D.
Clinical Fellow, 2004 - Present

Dr. Amos is a clinical fellow specializing in surgical oncology. He is a recipient of the American Association of Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award.

Keith Amos Video (4:40)
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Ashby Morrison, Ph.D.
Research Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004 - Present

Dr. Morrison is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Carcinogenesis at MD Anderson Science Park in Smithville, Texas. She is a recipient of many awards including the MD Anderson Odyssey Scholarship.

Ashby Morrison Video (4:14) 
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Joya Chandra, Ph.D.
Graduate Research Assistant, 1994-1998

Currently a faculty member at MD Anderson, Dr. Chandra specializes in leukemia experimental therapeutics research. She is the recipient of many accolades including the John P. McGovern Award and the Special Commendation Award, both of which were awarded to her by The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Joya Chandra Video (3:42)
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Gerardo Quezada, M.D.
Clinical Fellow, 2003 - Present

Dr. Quezada is a clinical fellow in the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Program. He is a recipient of 2005 ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop Award.

Gerardo Quezada Video (4:57) 
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Marco Herling, M.D.
Research Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2006

Dr. Herling, originally from Germany, specialized in T-cell lymphoma research while at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was also a recipient of MD Anderson’s Odyssey Special Fellow Award.

Marco Herling Video (5:33)
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Shine Chang, Ph.D.
Research Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995-1997

Currently a faculty member at MD Anderson, Dr. Chang specializes in epidemiology-related research. She is a recipient of many awards including two NIH scholarships.

Shine Chang Video (2:48)
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Randal Weber, M.D.
Clinical Fellow, 1985-1986

Dr. Weber is currently a professor and the chair of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery.

Randal Weber Video (5:59)
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Richard Swartz, Ph.D.
Research Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2005

Currently a faculty member at MD Anderson, Dr. Swartz conducts research in the area of Computer Adaptive Testing and Item Response Theory as it applies to monitoring patient reported outcomes and quality of life measures. He is the recipient of a K07 grant.

Richard Swartz Video (3:27) 
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Varsha Gandhi, Ph.D.
Research Postdoctoral Fellow, 1984-1987

Currently a faculty member at MD Anderson, Dr. Gandhi specializes in the area of developmental therapeutics in hematological malignancies. She is a recipient of a number of awards including the E. N. Cobb Faculty Scholar Award and the Robert M. Chamberlain Distinguished Mentor Award.

Varsha Gandhi Video (6:48) 
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