Our Physicians

Dr. Murali Chintagumpala

Murali Chintagumpala, M.D., is a clinical co-director of the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston. He is a pediatric oncologist at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. At Texas Children’s Cancer Center, he is clinical director of neuro-oncology. At the national level, he serves as chair of the Retinoblastoma Committee within the Children’s Oncology Group, and is a leader in conducting clinical trials involving children with retinoblastoma.

Dr. Dan Gombos

Dan Gombos, M.D., 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 M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Gombos will also oversee the surgical needs of all retinoblastoma patients through the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston.

Dr. Patricia Chevez-Barrios

Patricia Chevez-Barrios, M.D. is research co-director of the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston. An ophthalmic pathologist, she conducts basic and translational research at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Chevez-Barrios will conduct all tumor biopsies and diagnostic analyses for the Center, will direct the Tumor Bank for the Center and, with other research co-directors, will lead research at the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston.

Dr. Richard Hurwitz

Richard L. Hurwitz, M.D. is a research co-director of the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston. He is a member of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center and associate professor in Baylor College of Medicine’s departments of pediatrics, ophthalmology, molecular and cellular biology and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy. He directs translational research at Texas Children's and is lead investigator in gene therapy clinical trials for retinoblastoma and ocular disorders.

Dr. Peter Zage

Peter Zage, M.D., Ph.D., is a research co-director for the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston. Zage is assistant professor in the Children’s Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and oversees the development of new therapies and clinical research for retinoblastoma. Zage, along with the other research co-directors, will lead the basic and translational research of the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston.

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