Houston doctors, researchers making big international impact

The work of Houston doctors and researchers is getting international attention, according to the specialized search engine Key Opinion Leaders.

The most researched areas in Houston after COVID are oncology, cardiology, and endocrinology.

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According to the KOL list, the leading Houston institutions are The University Of Texas MD Anderson, Houston Methodist, Harris Health System, Heart Institute, and Baylor College Of Medicine.

Ana Gannon, director of technology of the firm, noted the gender diversity in Houston researchers. "To give an example," Gannon said, "within the group of Houston researchers working on next-generation cancer therapies, such as CAR-T, and whose work is having an international projection, the vast majority of them are women."

The analysis looked at the impact of researchers around the world in terms of medical conditions, medications, active ingredients, treatments, devices, and other categories.

Among Houston researchers on the KOL list whose work is getting the most international attention are:

  • Elizabeth J. Shpall, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • May Daher, Stem Cell Transplantation And Cellular Therapy, The University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Margaret R. Spitz, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College Of Medicine
  • Mayela Mendt, Stem Cell Transplantation And Cancer Biology Department. MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Ines Colmegna, Department Of Medicine, Baylor College Of Medicine
  • Wen-Hsiang Chen, Texas Children’s Hospital Center For Vaccine Development, Departments Of Pediatrics And Molecular Virology & Microbiology, National School Of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College
  • Edward A. Graviss, The Center For Molecular And Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute
  • Dipan Shah, Division Of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department Of Cardiology, Houston Methodist Debakey Heart And Vascular Center
  • Oscar Howard Frazier, Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Lori Lynn Ploutz-Snyder, Wyle Integrated Science And Engineering Group; Universities Space Research Association; University Of Houston
  • Yvonne I. Chu, Department Of Ophthalmology, Baylor College Of Medicine; Texas Department Of Ophthalmology, Ben Taub General Hospital; Harris Health System

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