Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiologists, geneticists and researchers work together to achieve the best outcome for every patient.

Director

Dr. Rajkumar Venkatramani, director of clinical business operations for Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center and associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist who is internationally recognized for his expertise in…
Phone: 832-824-7955

Assistant Director

Dr. Jennifer Foster is a pediatric oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center with clinical and research expertise in pediatric solid tumors and clinical pharmacology. She serves as the Clinical Director of the Neuroblastoma Program, Assistant Director of…
Phone: 832-822-4242

Hematology/Oncology

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
Dr. Jennifer Foster is a pediatric oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center with clinical and research expertise in pediatric solid tumors and clinical pharmacology. She serves as the Clinical Director of the Neuroblastoma Program, Assistant Director of…
Phone: 832-822-4242
Stephanie Gruner is a pediatric nurse practitioner for the Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital. She received both her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing, at Houston,…
Phone: 832-822-4869
Dr. Andras Heczey is a physician-scientist and full-time faculty in the Department of Pediatrics of Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He is a member of the multidisciplinary solid tumor team and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT). News Articles New…
Phone: 832-822-4242
Dr. Priya Mahajan specializes in vascular anomalies and solid tumors. She is committed to providing comprehensive care to children with complex vascular malformations, vascular tumors, and rare solid tumors. She is a pediatric hematology/oncology physician for the inpatient unit at Texas Children’s…
Phone: 832-824-4752
Dr. Shoba Navai is a physician-scientist and full time faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. She is a member of the multidisciplinary solid tumor team and Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT). From early in medical…
Phone: 832-822-4242
Dr. Fatih Okcu's longstanding clinical interest and expertise is in brain tumors and solid tumors. He treats all subtypes of brain tumors, and has a special interest in soft tissue sarcomas, Ewing sarcoma, malignant melanoma and rare pediatric cancers. Dr. Fatih Okcu is a member of the Epidemiology…
Phone: 832-822-4242
Margaret Mary Parmeter is a pediatric nurse practitioner on the solid tumor team. She is involved in the Neuroblastoma Program and the Brain Tumor Program. Her clinical interests include childhood brain tumors and childhood neuroblastoma. Board Certifications Pediatric Nursing Certification Board…
Phone: 832-822-4218
Dr. Donald Williams (Will) Parsons is the Sidney L. and Donald F. Faust Chair of Pediatric Cancer Precision Medicine at Texas Children's Hospital and Deputy Director of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). He is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-…
Phone: 832-824-4643
Dr. Samara Potter is a physician at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a specialist in pediatric hematology/oncology.
Phone: 832-822-4242
Dr. Nino Rainusso, is an assistant professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center. He is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist specializing in the care of children with sarcomas. Dr. Rainusso obtained his…
Phone: 832-822-4242
Dr. Valeria Smith is a physician at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a specialist in pediatric hematology/oncology.
Phone: 832-822-4242
Dr. Rajkumar Venkatramani, director of clinical business operations for Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center and associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist who is internationally recognized for his expertise in…
Phone: 832-824-7955
Dr. Lisa Wang is Director of the Bone Tumor Program and the Clinical Leader of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Clinic at Texas Children's Cancer Center. Dr. Wang has a special interest in sarcomas, particularly bone sarcomas such as osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma. Dr. Wang is Director of the Bone…
Phone: 832-824-4822
Dr. Whittle completed additional training to specialize in the care of patients with solid tumors, including neuroblastoma and bone tumors.  She sees patients in the outpatient clinic and attends on the inpatient service at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Sarah Whittle is board certified by the …
Phone: 832-822-4242
Dr. Jason Yustein is Director of the Faris D. Virani Ewing Sarcoma Center and a member of the Bone Tumors Program. His clinical interests are focused on pediatric sarcomas, such as Ewing sarcoma. Dr. Yustein is one of the experts participating in the New Agents for Ewing Sarcoma Task Force formed…
Phone: 832-824-4601

Cancer Genetics

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…
Phone: 832-824-4685

Endocrinology

My clinical research interests focus on pediatric thyroid disease and the genetic factors which are associated with cancer, hyperthyroidism, and congenital hypothyroidism in infants and children. I am also investigating the safety of Radioactive iodine treatment in children with Graves disease.
Phone: 832-822-3670

Hepatology

Dr. Daniel H. Leung is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine where he serves as Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplant Medicine and the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Program at Texas…
Phone: 832-822-3131

Interventional Radiology

Dr. Kukreja is Clinical Associate Professor Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in pediatric radiology and interventional radiology. Dr. Kukreja is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ…
Phone: 832-824-7237

Liver Transplant

John Goss, MD, FACS, is professor of surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of the division of Abdominal Transplantation. He specializes in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, and surgical management of liver…
Phone: 832-355-1400

Pathology

Dr. John Hicks has several areas of interest and collaborates with several NIH-funded Principal Investigators. Currently, he is collaborating on an NIH Director's Challenge grant on the molecular basis of osteosarcoma, NIH-K08, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grants on the molecular basis of…
Phone: 832-824-2250
Dr. Dolores López-Terrada and the members of the Division of Genomic Medicine are dedicated to provide Molecular and Genomic Pathology, state-of-the-art diagnostic services for children and their families. The main goals of the Division are to advance patient care through technology and innovation…
Phone: 832-824-1288
Dr. Quintanilla is in a research collaboration with the allergy and immunology clinic to study the seasonal variation ofeosinophilic esophagitis. She is board certified in pediatric pathology and cytopathology.
Phone: 832-824-2250

Radiology/Radiation Oncology

Dr. Masand is the Division Chief for Body and Cardiovascular imaging, in the department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Masand is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a certificate of added qualification in the field of Pediatric Radiology. He is an…
Phone: 832-824-7237
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

Surgical Oncology

In addition to general pediatric otolaryngology, my primary interest is in pediatric head and neck surgery including acquired and congenital head and neck masses, head and neck cancers, and thyroid disease as well as in the head and neck sequellae of immunocompromise and cancer treatment. My goal…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
I am interested in general pediatric otolaryngology with a subspecialty focus in tumors of the head and neck, benign and malignant masses, and thyroid disease.  My goal is to deliver high quality care through a multidisciplinary team to create healing and supportive inpatient and outpatient…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
Dr. Montgomery, an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal oncology.  Her main areas of interest include: sarcoma, limb salvage, joint reconstruction, benign bone tumors,…
Phone: 832-822-3100 (Main) | 832-828-4738 (Kirby)
Dr. Nuchtern is a pediatric surgeon specializing in pediatric surgical oncology. In addition to performing general neonatal and pediatric surgery, he is a member of the Surgical Oncology Team at Texas Children's Hospital and is actively involved with taking care of patients with neuroblastoma,…
Phone: 832-822-2778
Dr. Vasudevan is a pediatric surgeon who specializes in pediatric surgical oncology. In addition to performing general neonatal and pediatric surgery, he is a member of the Surgical Oncology Program at Texas Children's Hospital and is actively involved with taking care of patients with…
Phone: 832-822-2778