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Zeina Nahleh, M.D

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Heamtology-Oncology
Hematology-Oncology Co-Director of Garbber Breast Cancer Clinic

Dr. Nahleh’s research interests, funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and several scientific agencies , focus on the treatment of breast cancer and other solid tumors with a variety of experimental and traditional cancer therapeutics including bevacizumab, Heat Shock Proteins, and other targeted agents. More.

Javier Corral, M.D

Assistant Professor
Divison of Hematology-Oncology

Dr. Corral has 21 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of solid tumors and Blood disorders, and his research interest is in gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. More.

Summit Gaur, M.D

Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology-Oncology

Dr. Gaur has been practicing in El Paso since 2005. In addition to solid tumors he has a special interest in diagnosing and treating blood disorders, leukemia’s and lymphoma’s. He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. More.

Rosalinda Heydarian, RN, ANP

Associated Faculty Oncology, Nurse Practicioner
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Ms. Heydarian’s clinical experience in oncology includes general oncology with a recent focus on breast cancer. Her current practice in involves caring for patients receiving standard of care as well as those enrolled in clinical trials, routine follow up appointments, genetic risk assessment and symptom management. More.

Cecilia Ochoa

Cancer Clinical Research Core Director

Cecilia Ochoa M.P.H., has worked in the field of health education and health promotion for fifteen years, overseeing several research studies which have focused on the prevention and management of chronic diseases. She recently returned to Texas Tech to work on the team of the CCRC as the director.

Jacqueline Marek

Clinical Research Coordinator

Jacqueline Marek-Gámez, B.S., B.A. graduated from New Mexico State University and has worked in the research field for about seven years. Jacqueline was first inducted into the Research Initiative for Scientific Engagement internship and the Minority Access to Research Careers fellowship programs, where she began her work in a microbiology research lab. She has gained experience in working with various types of research including: health and personal care, pharmaceutical research, phase one research, and cardiovascular research.

Danielle Liss

Danielle Liss

Clinical Research Coordinator

Danielle Liss is a clinical research coordinator who recently joined the  Cancer Clinical Research Core. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Arizona State University and her previous research experience includes working under a National Institute of Health grant in Phoenix, Arizona.

Luis Sanchez

Programmer/Analyst III

Luis Sanchez has a BA in computer science from UTEP. He has seven years of experience in information technology (IT) in high end computerized systems. Luis′ responsibilities consists of providing solutions to the CCRC and team.

Julie Lopez

Medical Secretary

Ms. Lopez is the medical secretary for the division of oncology, rheumatology and infectious disease since 2006.