Our Team

Clinical Co-Directors

Dr. Murali Chintagumpala is a Co-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…
Phone: 832-822-4266

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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…
Phone: 713-794-5588

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Cancer Genetics

Dr. Sharon Plon is a board-certified medical geneticist having completed her genetics training at the University of Washington. Dr. Plon has been at Baylor College of Medicine for 25 years and founded and continues to direct the Cancer Genetics Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Plon serves…
Phone: 832-824-4685

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Ms. Sarah Scollon is a board certified genetic counselor and has been practicing in both clinical and research pediatric genetics for over 10 years. She is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. In 2011, Ms. Scollon came to Texas Children’s Hospital after 5 years of general…
Phone: 832-824-4685

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Long Term Survivorship

Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer is 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 delayed effects of their prior cancer therapy. Survivors are patients who are more than five years from their…
Phone: 832-822-4209

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Oncology

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…
Phone: 832-822-1841

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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…
Phone: 832-824-4259

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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…
Phone: 832-822-4242

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Pathology

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

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