Our Team

Clinical Co-Directors

Dr. Murali Chintagumpala is Clinical Director of the Brain Tumor Program and Co-Director of the Retinoblastoma Program. He oversees all clinical and clinical research activities involving children with brain tumors and solid tumors at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. His specific… read more
Phone: 832-822-4266
Dan Gombos, MD, is a clinical co-director for the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston. While serving as the ocular oncologist for the Children’s Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gombos also oversees the surgical needs of all retinoblastoma patients through the… read more
Phone: 713-794-5588

Cancer Genetics

Lauren Desrosiers-Battu is a board certified genetic counselor who completed her Master of Science training at the University of South Carolina. She was recognized for achievements in her professional education as the 2018 recipient of the University of South Carolina S. Robert Young Outstanding… read more
Phone: 832-824-1675
Dr. Sharon Plon is a board-certified medical geneticist and a longstanding cancer genetics researcher, including leading to the discovery of new cancer susceptibility genes and the implementation of genomic testing in medicine. Dr. Plon holds the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center… read more
Phone: 832-824-4685
Ms. Sarah Scollon is a board certified genetic counselor and has been practicing in both clinical and research pediatric genetics since 2006. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Program and is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She was… read more
Phone: 832-824-4685

Long Term Survivorship

Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer is the Sidney L. and Donald F. Faust Professor in Pediatric Cancer Survivorship at Texas Children's Hospital and Clinical Director of the Long-Term Survivor Clinic at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Over 1,000 childhood cancer survivors are evaluated every one to two years for… read more
Phone: 832-822-4209


Theresa Lazarte is a board-certified family nurse practitioner specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pediatric cancers. As a registered nurse, she devoted her entire career to caring for patients with pediatric cancers in the inpatient, outpatient, and chemotherapy/biotherapy… read more
Phone: 832-822-1841
Dr. Richard Hurwitz is a Co-Director of the Retinoblastoma Program. Dr. Richard Hurwitz studies the potential use of gene therapy for the treatment of ocular diseases. He has shown that a novel treatment for retinoblastoma using suicide gene therapy is safe and possibly effective in children. To… read more
Phone: 832-824-4259
Dr. Frank Lin is a physician at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Dr. Lin sees patients in the Urgent Care Bay (UCB) of the outpatient clinic. He is a member of the Brain Tumor Program. Dr. Lin is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine where he received his medical… read more
Phone: 832-824-4636


Phone: 713-441-6484

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Arnold Delacruz Paulino is a radiation oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Visit his MD Anderson faculty profile for more information and publications by Dr. Paulino.
Phone: 713-792-5933