Our Team

Medical Director, Bone Marrow Transplant / Stem Cell Transplant Program

Dr. Caridad Martinez is a member of the Cell and Gene Therapy Program's translational clinical research and the pediatric bone marrow transplant clinical team, which is part of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Her clinical interests include bone marrow transplantation (BMT), umbilical cord… read more
Phone: 832-824-4692

Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Nabil Ahmed received his Doctor of Medicine and his Masters in Public Health at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed is a board-certified member of the American Board of Pediatrics and a board-certified specialist in pediatric hematology/oncology. He is also board certified by the… read more
Phone: 832-824-4611
Dr. Saleh Bhar's clinical interests are in critical care of hematology-oncology patients, bone marrow transplantation, cell and gene therapy, and the management of hemostasis and thrombosis in intensive care unit (ICU) settings. He is also interested in critical care management of hemotopoietic… read more
Phone: 832-826-9487
Dr. John Craddock is a physician at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center where he sees patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant/Stem Cell Transplant Unit. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Phone: 832-824-6107
Dr. Erin Doherty is a physician in the Cancer and Hematology Center where she specializes in pediatric hematology/oncology.
Phone: 832-822-4242
Dr. Brian Friend is a physician at Texas Children's Cancer Center, where he is the Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Program, and a member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, specializing in pediatric bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapies. He has a particular interest in… read more
Phone: 832-826-0870
Dr. Meenakshi Hegde is a pediatric oncologist engaged in translational research on immunotherapy to improve patient outcomes in high-risk cancer. Her research was the first to demonstrate that a highly heterogeneous landscape of antigen expression in glioblastoma and other solid tumors benefitted… read more
Phone: 832-822-4840
Dr. Tami John has completed training in pediatric blood disorders and cancers and obtained specialized training in bone marrow transplant. She is dedicated to both patient care and patient access to novel treatment options. She decided to enter the field of oncology prior to medical school after… read more
Phone: 832-824-4723
Lindsay Johnson-Bishop is a pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in acute care. As an advanced practice provider, Lindsay has had experience in pediatric critical care, cardiac intensive care, as well as bone marrow transplant.  Ms. Johnson-Bishop has clinical research interests including… read more
Phone: 832-826-0870
Dr. Robert Krance is the Director of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)/Stem Cell Transplant Program at Texas Children’s Hospital. The clinical program, one of the most active in the country, treats patients with various hematologic, oncologic, immunologic and genetic disorders. Dr. Krance… read more
Phone: 832-824-4661
Haley Lattal is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner that treats patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant inpatient unit at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center.
Dr. Caridad Martinez is a member of the Cell and Gene Therapy Program's translational clinical research and the pediatric bone marrow transplant clinical team, which is part of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Her clinical interests include bone marrow transplantation (BMT), umbilical cord… read more
Phone: 832-824-4692
Alexandra "Alex" Mendoza is a certified physician assistant within the Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplant Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center.  She has a passion for helping families through the stem cell transplant and cellular therapy process for treatment of a variety of… read more
Phone: 832-826-5704
Dr. Bilal Omer is a physician at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. In 2013, he completed his fellowship training in pediatric hematology-oncology. Dr. Omer is a member of the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)/Stem Celll Transplant Program and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT).
Phone: Clinic: 832-822-4242
Dr. Baheyeldin (Bahey) Salem is a dedicated pediatric stem cell transplant (SCT) physician. He provides direct clinical care to a large number of patients with a variety of conditions requiring bone marrow transplantation. Dr. Salem has trained and worked in some of the nation's largest stem cell… read more
Phone: 832-824-4670
Dr. Ghadir Sasa is interested in inherited and acquired bone marrow failure disorders. During her fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Alison Bertuch, Dr. Sasa's research focused on dyskeratosis congenita, an inherited bone marrow failure that results from abnormal telomere shortening. She is… read more
Phone: 832-824-4524
Stacey Shubert is an advanced practice provider for the Bone Marrow Transplant/Stem Cell Transplant Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. 
Phone: 832-822-4242
Ivory White is a nurse practitioner for the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. As a member of the bone marrow transplant team, she has worked with various conditions, such as: multiple myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors, sickle cell… read more
Phone: 832-826-3614

BMT Fellow

Dr. Jay Read is an advanced track fellowship trainee in pediatric bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. He completed his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training in 2022. Dr. Read decided to pursue a career as a Hematologist/Oncologist because of the relationships he developed with… read more
Phone: 832-822-4242

Assistant Clinical Director

Lakisha Young
Phone: 832-826-5052

Patient Care Manager, Inpatient Unit

Sandeep Abraham

Patient Care Manager, Outpatient Unit

April Lyle
Phone: 832-826-0860

Manager, Operations

Bernadette Burttschell
Phone: 832-826-5027