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Barkat Hooda

Barkat Hooda, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Hematology/Oncology - Pediatric
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Galveston
    UTMB Health Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Bay Colony
  • Dr. Hooda received his medical degree from the Aga Khan University School of Medicine in Karachi in 1991. He completed his residency training in Pediatrics at Shands Hospital in Gainesville/University of Florida in 1996. He went on to complete his fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology from Brown University in 1999.

    Dr. Hooda was the recipient of 1999 Brain Tumor Foundation grant for faculty level training in Pediatric Neuro-oncology at New York University Medical Center. Subsequently, Dr Hooda has served as a consultant in the New Zealand Ministry of Health in Wellington. There, he was appointed as senior lecturer at the University of Otago/Wellington School of Medicine for four years (2000-04) before he joined Aga Khan University as assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He moved to the Middle East in 2006 where he served as consultant pediatric hematologist oncologist for three years before he returned back to the United States.

    He joined UTMB in July 2010 as clinical associate professor of pediatrics. Dr. Hooda is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology oncology and is a member of American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. He enjoys teaching and believes in high quality patient care. His research interests include leukemias, solid tumors and supportive care.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Aga Khan University Medical College - Karachi, Pakistan, MD, 1991

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, University of Florida Shands Hospital - Gainesville, FL , 1996

    Fellowships:

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital - Providence, RI, 1999

    Pediatric Neurology Oncology, New York University School of Medicine - New York, NY, 2000


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology provides comprehensive care of infants, children, and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders. We work with a team of nurses, surgeons, intensivists, radiation oncologists, child life staff, patient advocates, nutritionists and other allied health personnel to provide your child with the finest evaluation and management of hematologic and malignant disorders of infancy and childhood.

    Major diagnoses include: leukemias, lymphomas, brain tumors, solid tumors, bone marrow failure syndromes, anemias, blood and clotting disorders and supportive care services such as transfusions.

    This provider cares for Hematology Oncology patients under the age of 18, if you need care for someone over 18, please click to find a provider for adult Hematology Oncology.

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Akila Muthukumar

Akila Muthukumar, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Hematology/Oncology - Pediatric
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Bay Colony
  • Dr. Akila Muthukumar┬áspecializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. She received her medical degree from Coimbatore Medical College in Coimbatore, India in 1990. She completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center at New York, in 2007. She went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in 2010 at Children's Hospital of Michigan, MI.

    She has been at UTMB since July 2010 and currently Associate Professor with the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology division. She is an adjunct Associate Professor with MD Anderson cancer center. She is member of American Society of Hematology and Oncology since 2007. She provides comprehensive care of children with childhood malignancies, bleeding disorders, other common and rare blood disorders. She is an active participant with the UTMB medical school education and residency training.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Madras Medical College - Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 1992

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Bronx, NY, 2007

    Fellowships:

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit, MI, 2010

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  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology provides comprehensive care of infants, children, and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders. We work with a team of nurses, surgeons, intensivists, radiation oncologists, child life staff, patient advocates, nutritionists and other allied health personnel to provide your child with the finest evaluation and management of hematologic and malignant disorders of infancy and childhood.

    Major diagnoses include: leukemias, lymphomas, brain tumors, solid tumors, bone marrow failure syndromes, anemias, blood and clotting disorders and supportive care services such as transfusions.

    This provider cares for Hematology Oncology patients under the age of 18, if you need care for someone over 18, please click to find a provider for adult Hematology Oncology.

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Nabiha Aziz

Nabiha Aziz, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Hematology/Oncology
  • UTMB Health Medical Oncology, MCC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      Suite 1.230, McCullough Building (through UHC)
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (832) 505-1910
    • Fax: (409) 747-0064
    UTMB Health Hematology, MCC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      Suite 1.230, McCullough Building (access through UHC)
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (832) 505-1910
    • Fax: (409) 747-0064
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  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Texas A & M College of Medicine - Bryan, TX, 2014

    Internships:

    Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2015

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2015

    Fellowships:

    Medical Oncology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2019

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Bagi Jana

Bagi Jana, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Hematology/Oncology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Medical Oncology, MCC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      Suite 1.230, McCullough Building (through UHC)
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (832) 505-1910
    • Fax: (409) 747-0064
  • Dr. Bagi Jana joined the faculty of UTMB division of Medical Oncology and Hematology in 2011. He earned his medical degree at the Madras Medical College in Chennai, India in 1990. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and went on to complete his fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York University, New York.

    Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (1997), Medical Oncology (2000 & recertified 2010) and Hematology (2003), Dr. Jana brings more than a decade of experience in providing high quality and compassionate cancer care. His research interests focus on improving the outcome of Genito urinary malignancies namely Prostate, Urinary bladder and Kidney cancers. Dr. Jana is actively engaged in clinic research and strives to provide the best modern cutting edge multi disciplinary care at UTMB.

    Dr. Jana is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, American Association of Cancer Research, American Society of Hematology, RTOG and SWOG. He has authored or co-authored several peer reviewed journal publications involving original research, abstracts and book chapters.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Madras, Sri Ramachandra Medical College - Chennai, India, MD, 1991

    Internships:

    Anatomic/Clinical Pathology, University of Illinois College of Medicine - Chicago, IL, 1994

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine - Chicago, IL, 1997

    Fellowships:

    Hematology/Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York City, NY, 2000


    Certifications:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Avi Markowitz

Avi Markowitz, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Hematology/Oncology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Medical Oncology, MCC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      Suite 1.230, McCullough Building (through UHC)
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (832) 505-1910
    • Fax: (409) 747-0064
  • Dr. Avi Markowitz was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and grew up in Virginia and New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1977. He then graduated with an MD from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1981. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Diego in 1984. Dr. Markowitz returned to the Cancer Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine where he completed his Fellowship in Medical Oncology in 1986. After working briefly as a laboratory investigator for Cetus (a biotechnology company later acquired by Chiron), he returned to the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine as a Clinical Instructor in the Cancer Research Institute. During that time, he began his career as a clinical investigator. In 1987 Dr. Markowitz accepted a Faculty appointment at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Immunology and Biological Therapy. There, he continued his clinical investigations with a variety of novel biologic agents. He completed his stay at M.D. Anderson in the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology in 1995.

    Dr. Markowitz then moved to Bryan/College Station, Texas where he established two American College of Surgeons accredited Cancer Centers at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and College Station Medical Center. He was also Director of Research and Development at St. Joseph Regional Cancer Center. In June 2005 Dr. Markowitz was recruited to UTMB as Chief of Hematology/Oncology. Since coming to UTMB he has assumed the roles of Director of the Medical Oncology Fellowship for 5 years. He has been Chair of the Cancer Committee since January 2008 and remains the Associate Medical Director of Experimental Therapeutics in the UTMB Comprehensive Cancer Center where he is also Director of the Oncology Clinical Trials Office which monitors adult clinical oncology research at UTMB. Dr. Markowitz remains interested in novel drug development with a particular interest in targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Clinically, he is interested in the management of patients with chronic leukemia, lymphoma, melanoma, and breast cancer.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of California - San Francisco - CA, MD, 1981

    Internships:

    Internal Medicine, University of California - San Diego, CA, 1982

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University of California - San Diego, CA, 1984

    Fellowships:

    Medical Oncology, University of California - San Francisco, CA, 1986


    Certifications:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Ariel Rischall

Ariel Rischall, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Hematology/Oncology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Medical Oncology, MCC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      Suite 1.230, McCullough Building (through UHC)
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (832) 505-1910
    • Fax: (409) 747-0064
  • Dr. Rischall completed his medical education at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN and his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Illinois. Dr. Rischall has participated in numerous research and lab experiences including sickle cell, Pediatric Orthopedics, Heart Failure, and Cystic Fibrosis.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, University of Minnesota Medical School - Minneapolis, MN, 2015

    BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI, 2010

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University of Illinois Medical Center - Chicago, IL, 2018


    Certifications:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

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Maurice Willis

Maurice Willis, MD, FACP UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Hematology/Oncology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Medical Oncology, MCC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      Suite 1.230, McCullough Building (through UHC)
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (832) 505-1910
    • Fax: (409) 747-0064
  • Dr. Willis was born and raised in Georgia. In 1995 he moved to Texas to complete his Internal Medicine residency at UTMB. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Willis returned to rural Georgia and went into private practice in Internal Medicine, where he cared for underserved individuals. Dr. Willis participated in the National Health Service Corps private practice payback option for 4 of his 6 years in private practice. In 2004, Dr. Willis returned to UTMB to pursue an oncology fellowship. In 2006 he joined the Hematology/Oncology faculty at UTMB and in 2007 was named medical director of the Hematology/Oncology clinics. He has worked to improve clinic efficiency as well as the clinic Press Ganey scores. Dr. Willis also serves as a preceptor for the TDCJ oncology clinic.

    Dr. Willis's research interests include lung, head and neck cancers. He is the Principle Investigator (PI) for several lung, head and neck cancer trials. He is The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) Principle Investigator for UTMB and has opened 10 SWOG trials since attaining this position. Dr. Willis also facilitates a Thoracic Multi-Disciplinary Tumor Board on a weekly basis. Since 2008, Dr. Willis has worked with both the residency program and the residency advisory committee. He is dedicated to improving Internal Medicine residents' knowledge of Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Willis regularly attends morning reports and organizes lectures for the residents. He is a Member of the Diess society which promotes resident education and participates in educating the medical students by giving various lectures. He also serves as a facilitator for the Practice of Medicine (POM) and as a faculty advisor for the National Student Research Forum.

    In 2010 Dr. Willis was named the UTMB Oncology Fellowship Program Director. Through his dedicated efforts, he has been able to re-expand the fellowship program to 6 Fellows after a post Hurricane Ike reduction. Dr. Willis is also active in the Galveston community. He serves on the Galveston Hurricane Youth Football Board and coaches the 11-12 year old group. Dr. Willis also volunteers as the on-field physician for all of the Hurricane football games. He is also a volunteer for the Lymphoma/Leukemia Society and American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Dr. Willis is responsible for a medical ministry at Live Oak Baptist Church in Galveston and was recently honored by the Galveston Chapter of the NAACP for his community work in 2011. He was also recognized as a trailblazer by the Galveston Zeta Phi Beta chapter in 2015.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Morehouse School of Medicine - Atlanta, GA, MD, 1995

    Internships:

    Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1996

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1998


    Certifications:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Lili Chen

Lili Chen, MSN, AGNP, RN-BC, OCN, PCCN UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Hematology/Oncology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Medical Oncology, MCC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      Suite 1.230, McCullough Building (through UHC)
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (832) 505-1910
    • Fax: (409) 747-0064
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  • Medical/Professional School:

    MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2016

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Rohit Venkatesan

Rohit Venkatesan, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Hematology/Oncology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Medical Oncology, MCC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      Suite 1.230, McCullough Building (through UHC)
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (832) 505-1910
    • Fax: (409) 747-0064
  • Dr. Venkatesan was raised in Northwest Ohio and then North Texas. He attended undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin before returning to the Midwest for medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Following medical school, Dr. Venkatesan completed his internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he was also the chief fellow in medical oncology during 2017-2018 before joining as a faculty member in 2018.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Wayne State University - Detroit, MI, MD

    Residencies:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, Internal Medicine

    Fellowships:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, Medical Oncology

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