Physician Relations Specialists

 

Building Enduring Relationships

Our clinically trained Physician Relations Specialists visit physicians and staff in their offices in and around the greater Houston area. They can provide clinical strial updates, information about new treatments, CME programming, and hands-on training on myMDAnderson for you and your staff. Please feel free to contact them directly for support or to schedule an office visit.

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Elizabeth Bowers

Physician Relations Specialist
Elizabeth has worked for the Department of Physician Relations for 6 years. Current position is supported by strong medical and research background gained from experience as an Intensive Care Registered Nurse and a Research Nurse. Elizabeth provides opportunities for physicians in Houston’s North Medical Center area to learn about services available to their patients requiring oncology care.
Phone: 713-745-8366
Email: ebbowers@mdanderson.org
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Steven Champagne

Referral Development Specialist
Steven earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La. He joined MD Anderson in 1998 and the Office of Physician Relations in 2006. His role as a Physician Relations Specialist is to meet with physicians and their staff in the community. He educates referring physicians and their staff about the new patient referral process at MD Anderson. He promotes the services and faculty of the main campus and the Katy Regional Care Center.
Phone: 713-745-3656
Email: swchampa@mdanderson.org
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Erin Fitzgerald

Referral Development Specialist
Erin joined the Office of Physician Relations in 2011. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at The University of Texas at Arlington and has 6 years of business development, marketing and recruiting experience in the healthcare industry. Erin serves as the primary physician liaison between MD Anderson faculty and physicians in the Southeast Houston community and neighboring counties. Her role as a referral development specialist is to educate physicians and staff about the services available to their patients, provide assistance with the referral process and increase referrals to MD Anderson as well as the Bay Area Regional Care Center. In addition, Erin also represents MD Anderson at local and national medical society meetings and conferences.
Phone: 713-745-8378
Email: erfitzgerald@mdanderson.org
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Trina Hearn, RN, BSN

Physician Relations Specialist
Trina has been in the Office of Physician Relations for 5 years; she joined the team in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Tuskegee University and has over 10 years of clinical, pharmaceutical sales, and business development experience in the healthcare industry. Trina serves as the primary liaison between MD Anderson faculty and physicians in the Texas Medical Center and Pearland communities. Her role as a referral development specialist is to educate physicians and staff about the services available to their patients, provide assistance with the referral process and increase referrals to MD Anderson as well as promote clinical trials. In addition, Trina also represents MD Anderson at local and national medical society meetings and conferences.
Phone: 713-745-8379
Email: thearn@mdanderson.org
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Tiffany Moreno

Referral Development Specialist
Tiffany began her career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the summer of 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Texas State University in San Marcos and has 7 years of business development and pharmaceutical sales experience in the private sector. Tiffany’s primary role with Physician Relations is to serve as a physician liaison between MD Anderson faculty and physicians in the Texas Medical Center and Austin, Texas communities. Her role as a Referral Development Specialist is to educate physicians and staff about the services available to their patients, provide assistance with the referral process and enhance referrals to MD Anderson. She also represents MD Anderson at both local and national medical society meetings and conferences.
Phone: 713-792-1625
Email: temoreno@mdanderson.org
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Ty Tillery

Referral Development Specialist
Ty is a healthcare marketing and sales professional with 7 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, technology, and consulting. Raised in northwest Houston, Ty attended Washington University in St. Louis for his undergraduate degree and The University of Houston for his MBA. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Ty worked for Ortho McNeil Neurologics, a division of Johnson and Johnson, and during his MBA studies he consulted on strategy initiatives with The Methodist Hospital. Ty’s focus is on increasing cooperation between clinical faculty and physicians in the community in addition to increasing referrals to MD Anderson. He promotes the services and faculty of the main campus and the Woodlands Regional Care Center. Ty is also involved in charity work that contributes funding to cancer research in the Houston area and elsewhere.
Phone: 713-794-1086
Email: tdtillery@mdanderson.org
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Laureen R. Washington, L.V.N

Physician Relations Specialist
Laureen began her career at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1984 in the Division of Nursing. She has 16 years of experience working with Thoracic Head and Neck oncology patients; she also has 8 years of experience in the Department of Head and Neck Medical Oncology as a Data Research Data Coordinator assisting with the advance treatment and prevention of aerodigestive cancers through innovative clinical and laboratory research.

As a Physician Relations Coordinator, Laureen conducts meetings with pediatric physicians and their staff in the community to educate them about the referral process for our Children’s Cancer Hospital. Laureen’s territory includes the Texas Medical Center and the 10 county surrounding area. Laureen’s experience has provided her with the ability to better understand the needs of pediatric community physicians and offer the appropriate Children’s Cancer Hospital’s services which best assist their needs. Laureen has also represented MD Anderson at local medical society meetings and conferences.
Phone: 713-745-8367
Email: rwashing@mdanderson.org