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Women Leading the Texas Medical Center


See All Photos By Shea Connelly | March 08, 2017

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the Texas Medical Center would like to highlight stories featuring female leaders from institutions throughout the medical center. Learn more about some of the many talented women who contribute to the success of the TMC.

Sharmila Anandasabapathy, M.D., director of Baylor Global Initiatives

Julia Andrieni, M.D., vice president of Population Health and Primary Care at Houston Methodist Hospital and president and CEO of Houston Methodist Physicians’ Alliance for Quality

Janet Butel, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor of molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine

Katharine Forth, Ph.D., CEO of iShoe

Yael Katz, Ph.D., CEO of BrainCheck

Renu Khator, Ph.D., president of the University of Houston

Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Alicia Monroe, M.D., provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs at Baylor College of Medicine

Maria Oden, Ph.D., and Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., co-directors, Rice 360°

Lois Ramondetta, M.D., professor of gynecologic oncology and reproductive medicine, and chief of gynecologic oncology at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital and co-leader of MD Anderson’s HPV-related Moon Shots program

Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., professor of genitourinary medical oncology and immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Peggy Smith, Ph.D., director of the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic

Lucrecia Sta. Ana, M.D., Memorial Hermann colon and rectal surgeon

Barbara Stoll, M.D., dean of UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School

Jessica Traver and Nicole Moscowitz, cofounders, IntuiTap Medical

Elizabeth Travis, Ph.D., associate vice president of women and minority faculty inclusion at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine professor




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