John Papadopoulos, M.D.
MD Anderson Regional Care Centers
Dr. Papadopoulos is a fellowship trained urologic oncologist and certified urologist by the American Board of Urology. He completed his medical degree at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine and then went on to complete an internship in general surgery and residency training in urology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In 2007, he came to MD Anderson where he completed two years of fellowship training in urologic oncology and robotic surgery. Dr. Papadopoulos is a collaborator in multiple clinical trials involving high risk prostate cancer as well as active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer. He is currently the director of urologic oncology at the MD Anderson Regional Care Centers in Katy and Sugar Land where he treats patients with bladder, prostate and kidney cancer
Philippa Cheetham, MBChB(Hons) MRCS (Eng) MD FRCS (Urol)
Philippa J. Cheetham, M.D., a board-certified Urological Surgeon from the United Kingdom (UK), is an attending physician in Winthrop Urology, PC and is on the medical staff of the Department of Urology at Winthrop-University Hospital.
After successfully completing extensive surgical training and research and graduating with honors from the University of Bristol Medical School in the UK, Dr. Cheetham completed a 5-year general surgery residency at Oxford University’s John Radcliffe Teaching Hospital and was awarded a prestigious research fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Dr. Cheetham then spent two years studying in the Department of Pharmacology at Oxford University and was subsequently awarded a higher research degree for her thesis on the pacemaker activity and contractility in the neurogenic bladder.
Dr. Cheetham completed a 6-year urology residency at Oxford University, followed by a 12-month stone fellowship before being board certified in Urology by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2007. In 2008, Dr. Cheetham went to Columbia University Medical Center, New York to work with Professor Aaron Katz and Dr. Ketan Badani in the department of Urology. In July 2010, Dr. Cheetham completed a two-year minimally invasive surgical oncology fellowship as well as an 18-month oncology fellowship with Professor Daniel Petrylak at Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Cheetham is a member of various medical associations, including The General Medical Council (GMC), Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng), American Urological Association (AUA), British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and The European Association of Urology (EAU), Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Foundation for Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and British Medical Association.
Dr. Cheetham has a subspecialty interest concentration in female Urology and bladder conditions associated with neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. She also has a strong interest in holistic and natural therapies for urological conditions.
In addition to her most recently published book, “The Patient’s Guide to AHCC: The Clinically Proven Nutrient Supported by 25 Clinical Studies,” Dr Cheetham co-authored two other books “Robotic Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer – Is It For You?” and “Living a Better Life After Prostate Cancer – A Survivor’s Guide to Cryotherapy”. She has also written chapters in the textbook “ABC of Urology”, published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented extensively at prestigious international academic meetings all over the world. Her next book “So Your Husband Has Prostate Cancer, Now What?” will be released by Regnery Publishers in September 2013.
As a health/medical contributor, Dr. Cheetham frequently appears as a guest on TV and radio stations across the country. She is a regular medical correspondent for Fox News (with multiple appearances on Studio B with Sheppard Smith, The O’Reilly Factor, Megyn Kelly, Fox and Friends, The Willis Report, Varney and Co and Health Talk with Dr. Manny) as well as WPIX11 and the Saudi Arabia National TV Network KSA2. She is also a weekly co-host on Katz’s Corner Live Radio, a radio program on men’s health and urology issues broadcasted 7am every Sunday morning on WABC.
Dr. Cheetham is on the Board of Directors of the St. George’s Society of New York. She is a classically trained pianist and violinist, also enjoys sports and fitness including horse riding, swimming, skiing, and scuba diving.
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Lorenzo Cohen is Professor and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China. Dr. Cohen is a founding member and past president of the international Society for Integrative Oncology. Dr. Cohen is currently conducting a number of NIH-funded randomized controlled clinical trials examining the biobehavioral effects of contemplative mind-body practices aimed at reducing the negative aspects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life including studies of meditation, Tibetan yoga, Patanjali-based yoga, Tai chi/Qigong, and other behavioral strategies such as stress management, emotional writing, and neurofeedback. He is interested in examining different types of complementary programs that can be easily incorporated into conventional treatment to decrease the psychophysiological consequences associated with treatment and improve outcomes. He is principal investigator of a newly funded phase III clinical trial of yoga for women with breast cancer with colleagues from Bangalore, India and a phase III clinical trial of acupuncture to prevent radiation-induced xerostomia with colleagues from Shanghai, China. Dr. Cohen is also conducting research to demonstrate that lifestyle changes can influence cancer outcomes. Ongoing studies are examining lifestyle changes in the areas of diet/nutrition, physical activity, and stress management/social network to change the risk of developing cancer and influencing outcomes in those with cancer.
Shalin J Shah, M.D.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Shah graduated from Cornell University with Distinction. He was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence, awarded to the top student in his major (Statistics and Biometry).
Dr. Shah graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York with a special distinction for research in Radiation Oncology. He completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Hospitals, where he served as the Chief Resident during his final year. He then completed his clinical fellowship in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson.
Prior to practicing in the Sugar Land and Oak Bend centers, he treated patients as part of the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team at MD Anderson, and was listed among America’s top oncologists in 2009 by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.
Dr. Shah is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
He is interested in researching how diet, exercise, and other integrative medicine strategies can improve the cure rates and side effects of treatment in cancer patients. He is currently studying for a certification in Ayurvedic Medicine.
Dr. Shah serves on the Board of Directors of the Fort Bend Medical Society as well as the Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN).