The MD Anderson Oncology Program at Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital was established in September 1995 with the collaboration of MD Anderson, the Harris County Hospital District, The UT- Houston Health Science Center and Baylor College of Medicine. The program was led by Vicente Valero, M.D., of Breast Medical Oncology for the first 12 years and grew in size, complexity and excellence during that time. The program now has six dedicated Medical Oncologists and both clinical and research components reside under the leadership of Alyssa Rieber, M.D.
Our oncology program at LBJ provides health care for low income and medically underserved residents of Harris County, with the primary goal being cancer control and treatment.
The clinic treats cancers of the breast, gastrointestinal tract and lung.
The program is also concerned with preserving quality of life after treatment, and has developed support services for patients through specially funded grants such as the AVON Breast Patient Grant, AVON Nurse Navigator Grant, and the Tender DROPS of Love grant sponsored by Susan G. Komen For The Cure®, which has already served over 146 patients since September 2011.
Working together, the LBJ service helps patients choose the appropriate treatment that may include enrollment in a clinical trial at the MD Anderson main campus. Access to clinical trials developed by MD Anderson researchers, means that every patient will receive the same high standard of care that MD Anderson is known for.
Alyssa Rieber, M.D., is a faculty member of the General Oncology department, and her primary appointment is to the LBJ General Hospital General Oncology Program. Prior to her faculty position, she served as the Chief Fellow for LBJ during her fellowship training and also completed the majority of her residency training at Ben Taub General Hospital. She has spent the majority of the last 10 years providing passionate, quality care to the underserved and minority populations of Harris County.