Farshad Abir, MD

Chief, Colorectal Surgery SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Summa Cum Laude, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Small Intestinal Cancer
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumors

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) appendectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) enterectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) colectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) proctectomy
  • Local excision of rectal cancer
  • Sphincter Preserving Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endorectal Ultrasound for Rectal Cancer

Diana M. Addis, MD, FACS

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly UMDNJ), Newark, NJ

Diseases Treated:

  • Breast cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive breast biopsies: ultrasound and mammographic (stereotactic)
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy: simple, modified radical, radical, skin sparing, and nipple sparing
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Node Dissection

Kenneth R. Adler, MD

Oncology/Hematology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Albany College of Medicine, Albany NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Hematology
  • Breast Cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

Zubin M. Bamboat, MD, FACS

Chief of Surgical Oncology, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

Diseases Treated:

  • Skin cancer including melanoma
  • Soft tissue tumors (sarcomas)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Small intestinal cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancers
  • Pancreas cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Metastatic liver tumors

Procedures Performed:

  • Excision of skin cancers including Melanoma
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy for skin cancer
  • Minimally-invasive Esophagectomy
  • Minimally-invasive Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Local excision of rectal cancer
  • Sphincter Preserving Surgery
  • Minimally-invasive rectal resections
  • Pancreatectomy: partial, distal, Whipple
  • Liver Resections
  • Bile Duct Resections
  • Porta-cath Placement

Jeffrey Blitstein, MD

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cum Laude, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Penile cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) nephrectomy
  • Trans-urethral resection of bladder cancer
  • Robot assisted Prostatectomy, Nephrectomy
  • Radical Nephrectomy, Orchiectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Instillation of Bladder Immunotherapy
  • Endoscopic Resection of Urothelial Tumors
  • Excision of penile and scrotal tumors

Serena Byrd, MD

Head and Neck, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Diseases Treated:

  • Oral Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Melanoma and Skin Cancers of the Head and Neck
  • Radical resections of head and neck cancers
  • Complex Head and Neck Reconstructions
  • Excision of lip, oral and pharyngeal cancers
  • Excision of laryngeal cancer
  • Modified Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Trans-oral Robotic Excisions

Adnan Danish, MD

Radiation Oncologist, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

William T. DeRosa, DO, FACP

Chief of Oncology, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Diseases Treated:

  • Hematology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Esophageal
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasias
  • Multiple Myeloma

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Lumbar Puncture

William L. Diehl, MD, FACS

Director of Breast Services, Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Autonomous University of the State of México, México

Diseases Treated:

  • Breast cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive breast biopsies: ultrasound and mammographic (stereotactic)
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy: simple, modified radical, radical, skin sparing, and nipple sparing
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Node Dissection
  • Porta-cath Placement

Lama El Zein, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM

Oncology/Hematology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Diseases Treated:

  • Pain management
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Frailty
  • Lack of appetite

Terri Febbraro, MD, MPH

Gynecologic Oncology, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Gynecologic cancers: Cervical
  • Uterine
  • Ovarian/fallopian tube/primary peritoneal
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease
  • Sarcoma

Procedures Performed:

  • Laparotomy
  • Hysterectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Cancer debulking
  • Radical procedures
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Fertility sparing surgery
  • Risk reducing surgery
  • Vulvar and vaginal procedures

Benjamin B. Freeman, MD

Hematology/Oncology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly UMDNJ), Newark, NJ

Diseases Treated:

  • Benign hematology
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • All other types of cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone marrow biopsy 
  • Lumbar puncture

Molly Gabel, MD

Medical Director of Radiation Oncology Services

University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA

Diseases Treated:

  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Breast Cancer

David Gallinson, DO

Oncology/Hematology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly UMDNJ), School of Osteopathic Medicine, NJ

Diseases Treated:

  • Hematology
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Esophageal
  • Stomach
  • Pancreatic
  • Colorectal Cancers

Roshini George, DO

Hematology/Oncology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine

Diseases Treated:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • General Medical Oncology
  • General Hematology

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone marrow biopsy

Sarada Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH

Oncology/Hematology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Diseases Treated:

  • Hematology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Breast Cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy,
  • Lumbar Puncture

Kevin J. Holzman, MD, FACS

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Diseases Treated:

  • Small Intestinal Cancer
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumors

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) appendectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) enterectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) colectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) proctectomy
  • Local excision of rectal cancer
  • Sphincter Preserving Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endorectal Ultrasound for Rectal Cancer

Peter Hyans, MD, FACS

Chief of Plastic Surgery, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Newark, NJ

Diseases Treated:

  • Skin cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Breast cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Simple excision skin cancer
  • Wide local excision skin cancer and melanoma
  • MOHS Reconstruction
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Breast Reconstruction with Implants
  • Breast Reconstruction with Muscle and Perforator Flaps
  • Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction
  • Revision of Breast Reconstruction

Priya Jadeja, MD

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Diseases Treated:

  • Breast cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive breast biopsies: ultrasound and mammographic (stereotactic)
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy: simple, modified radical, radical, skin sparing, and nipple sparing
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Node Dissection
  • Porta-cath Placement

Joseph Kim, MD

Attending Surgeon, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Diseases Treated:

  • Skin cancer including melanoma
  • Soft tissue tumors (sarcoma)
  • Esophageal
  • Stomach
  • Small Intestinal
  • Pancreatic
  • Liver
  • Bile Duct
  • Colorectal Cancers< Metastatic Tumors to the Liver

Procedures Performed:

  • Excision of skin cancers
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy for Skin Cancers and Melanomas
  • Minimally invasive esophagectomy/gastrectomy/colectomy
  • Local excision of Rectal Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy (partial, distal, Whipple)
  • Liver Resections
  • Porta-Cath Placement

Bryant B. Lee, MD, FACS

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Oral Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Melanoma and Skin Cancers of the Head and Neck
  • Radical resections of head and neck cancers
  • Complex Head and Neck Reconstructions
  • Excision of lip, oral and pharyngeal cancers
  • Excision of laryngeal cancer
  • Modified Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Trans-oral Robotic Excisions

Jerrold S. Lozner, MD, MHA, FACS

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Diseases Treated:

  • Breast cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive breast biopsies: ultrasound and mammographic (stereotactic)
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy: simple, modified radical, radical, skin sparing, and nipple sparing
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Node Dissection
  • Porta-cath Placement

Lisa A. Mills, MD

Oncology/Hematology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Hematology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Esophageal
  • Stomach
  • Pancreatic
  • Colorectal Cancers
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasias
  • Multiple Myeloma

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Lumbar Puncture

Reza Momeni, MD, FACS

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Summa Cum Laude, Medical College of Pennsylvania

Diseases Treated:

  • Skin cancer
  • Melanoma

Procedures Performed:

  • Simple excision skin cancer
  • Wide local excision skin cancer and melanoma
  • MOHS Reconstruction
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts

Michael D. Most, MD, FACS

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel

Diseases Treated:

  • Oral Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Melanoma and Skin Cancers of the Head and Neck
  • Radical resections of head and neck cancers
  • Complex Head and Neck Reconstructions
  • Excision of lip, oral and pharyngeal cancers
  • Excision of laryngeal cancer
  • Modified Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Trans-oral Robotic Excisions

Louis Noce, MD, FAANS

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Brain Cancer
  • Spinal Metastases

Procedures Performed:

  • Craniotomy
  • Spinal Decompressions
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

Steven W. Papish, MD, FACP

Oncology/Hematology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, PA

Diseases Treated:

  • Hematology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancers

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

Subroto Paul, MD

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Diseases Treated:

  • Lung cancer
  • Bronchial carcinoids
  • Chest wall tumors: primary and metastatic

Procedures Performed:

  • Open and VATS Wedge Resection of Lung
  • Open and VATS Lobectomy
  • Open and VATS Pneumonectomy
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Radical Excision of Chest Wall Tumors

Winnie M. Polen, DO

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sigma Sigma Chi Academic Honors Society, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Diseases Treated:

  • Breast cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive breast biopsies: ultrasound and mammographic (stereotactic)
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy: simple, modified radical, radical, skin sparing, and nipple sparing
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Node Dissection

Steven J. Porbunderwala, MD

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Diseases Treated:

  • Small Intestinal Cancer
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumors

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) appendectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) enterectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) colectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) proctectomy
  • Local excision of rectal cancer
  • Sphincter Preserving Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endorectal Ultrasound for Rectal Cancer

Daniel J. Pyo, MD, FACS

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Skin cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Breast cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Simple excision skin cancer
  • Wide local excision skin cancer and melanoma
  • Breast Implant Reconstruction
  • TRAM Reconstruction
  • Latissimus Flap Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Reconstructions
  • Microsurgical Reconstructions

Jennifer G. Reeder, MD

Oncology/Hematology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Diseases Treated:

  • Hematology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Esophageal
  • Stomach
  • Pancreatic
  • Colorectal Cancers
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasias
  • Multiple Myeloma

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Lumbar Puncture

Edward Scheid, MD, FAANS

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Diseases Treated:

  • Brain Cancer
  • Spinal Metastases

Procedures Performed:

  • Craniotomy
  • Spinal Decompressions
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

Daniel Schmid, B., MD

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

With Honors, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Diseases Treated:

  • Skin cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Breast cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Simple excision skin cancer
  • Wide local excision skin cancer and melanoma
  • Breast Implant Reconstruction
  • TRAM Reconstruction
  • Latissimus Flap Reconstruction
  • DIEP Reconstruction

David Schreiber, MD

Radiation Oncologist

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Diseases Treated:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Head Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer

Marianna Strakhan, MD

Hematology/Oncology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sackler School of Medicine (New York State/American Program), Tel Aviv, Israel

Diseases Treated:

  • Breast cancer
  • GYN malignancies
  • GI malignancies
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Head and Neck cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Lymphoma
  • Chronic leukemia
  • Anemia and other benign hematological conditions
  •  All malignancia with the exception of acute leukemia

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone marrow biopsy 
  • Intrathecal chemotherapy administration

Adeep B. Thumar, MD

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Diseases Treated:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Penile cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) nephrectomy
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy, nephrectomy, cystectomy
  • Trans-urethral resection of bladder cancer
  • Robot assisted Cystectomy, Prostatectomy, Nephrectomy, Nephroureterectomy
  • Robotic assisted partial Cystectomy, Nephrectomy
  • Radical Cystectomy, Nephrectomy, Orchiectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy, Cystectomy, Orchiectomy
  • Instillation of Bladder Immunotherapy
  • Endoscopic Resection of Urothelial Tumors
  • Excision of penile and scrotal tumors

Neelam Todi, MD

Hematology/Oncology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jefferson Medical College

Diseases Treated:

  • General Medical Oncology
  • General Hematology

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone marrow biopsy

Kyudong Uhm, MD

Oncology/Hematology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Diseases Treated:

  • Hematology
  • Brain Cancer
  • Esophageal
  • Stomach
  • Pancreatic
  • Colorectal Cancers

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Lumbar Puncture

Rhonda M. Walsh, MD

Attending Surgeon SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

Diseases Treated:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Penile cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Procedures Performed:

  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) nephrectomy
  • Trans-urethral resection of bladder cancer
  • Robot-assisted Cystectomy, Prostatectomy, Nephrectomy
  • Radical Cystectomy, Nephrectomy, Orchiectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Instillation of Bladder Immunotherapy
  • Endoscopic Resection of Urothelial Tumors
  • Excision of penile and scrotal tumors

Michael B. Wax, MD

Oncology/Hematology Attending, SMG/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Diseases Treated:

  • Hematology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Esophageal
  • Stomach
  • Pancreatic
  • Colorectal Cancers
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasias
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia

Procedures Performed:

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Lumbar Puncture