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. 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 Director of the Solid Tumor Programs, Clinical Director of the… read more
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… read more
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 Director of the Solid Tumor Programs, Clinical Director of the… read more
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,… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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-… read more
Phone: 832-824-4643
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… read more
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 is the section chief of oncology and the director of clinical business operations for Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. He is an associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and, is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist who is… read more
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. The Musculoskeletal Tumor Clinic is… read more
Phone: 832-824-4822
Dr. Sarah Whittle is the Director of the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program at Texas Children's Hospital and the leader of the solid tumor clinical research team. She has served as the principal investigator for several clinical trials related to pediatric solid tumors, and is nationally recognized for… read more
Phone: 832-822-4242

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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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,… read more
Phone: 832-822-3100 (Main) | 832-828-4738 (Kirby)
Dr. Jed 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,… read more
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… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778