Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Meet Our Physicians and Staff

Patient Information

For scheduling:
Phone: 281-242-CURE (2873)
Fax: (281) 274-7993

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Cancer Center
16675 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, Texas 77479

 Hours:
 Monday - Friday
 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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*Note: Cancer Center parking is accessed via Town Center Blvd.

Meet Our Physicians and Staff

Coordinated care

Patients rely on our exemplary standard of coordinated care, as experts from multiple disciplines work together for diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning. This dynamic team of experts evaluates individual cancer cases on a regular basis to provide the most advanced care.

Cancer Conferences

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital hosts cancer conferences regularly for physicians and staff to share knowledge and ideas, determine treatment plans and improve patient outcomes. Physicians from various disciplines present recent clinical cases and discuss options for radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. In addition, radiation oncology patients are discussed with medical staff of all radiation therapy departments across Houston Methodist to provide opportunity for peer review.

Clive Shkedy, M.D.

Clive Shkedy, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist

Medical School: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Internship: Johannesburg, South Africa, Danbury Hospital, CT
Residency: Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto (Chief Resident)
Fellowship: The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
Board Certified: The American Board of Radiology and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

"My goal is to provide state-of-the-art, personalized care to all of my patients with attention not only to their physical state but also attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. I believe that each patient should be treated as a person who has a cancer rather than as a cancer patient." - Clive Shkedy, M.D.

Michelle Scofield

Physician Assistant

Certifications and Licenses: Physician Assistant License by the Texas Medical Board, Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Education: Wichita State University
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants


"My goal is to provide the highest quality care in the most trusting and respectful environment possible." - Michelle Scofield

Ann Daniel

Registered Nurse

Certifications & Licenses: BS Nursing
Education: Hunter College - New York
Professional Memberships: Oncology Nursing Society

"My goal is to practice nursing in a professional manor and to care for my patients with love and respect." - Ann Daniel

Frances M. Goerlich, BS RT (R)(T)

Department Director

Certifications & Licenses: ARRT, TDH, BS RT (R) (T)
Education: Northeast Louisiana University, Baylor College of Medicine
Professional Memberships: ASRT, ARRT

"My goal is to provide a work environment for staff and department that enables them to provide quality care in a caring and safe environment.

Brittany Jendel

Radiation Therapist

Certifications & Licenses : R.T. (R)(T)
Education: Galveston College
Professional Memberships: American Society of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry of Radiologic Technologist

"My goal is to make this difficult journey just a little bit easier for each and every patient we treat.." - Brittany Jendel

Jennifer Pakeltis

Radiation Therapist

Certifications & Licenses: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist, TDH
Education: The University of Texas, Baylor College of Medicine
Professional Memberships: American Society of Radiologic Technologists

"I enjoy working with cancer patients on a professional and personal level while receiving radiation treatments. My goal is to be an advocate for them on a physical, emotional and spiritual level." - Jennifer Pakeltis

Winston Phillips

Senior Radiation Therapist

Certifications & Licenses: Certification - Radiation Therapy, AAS - Diagnostic Radiology
Education: University of St. Francis, City Colleges of Chicago, Edward Hines VAMC
Professional Memberships: American Society of Radiologic Technology, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologist, Southwest Imaging Council

"My professional goal is to continue practicing radiation therapy in a progressive, state-of-the-art medical facility. Treating my patients the way I would like other professionals to treat my family members serves as motivation to always provide quality personal care." - Winston Phillips

Naresh B. Tolani

Senior Medical Physicist, MS., D.ABR

Certifications and Licenses: American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Radiologic Physics, Texas Licensed Medical Physicist
College: East Carolina University
Graduate School: East Carolina University - Experimental, Theoretical Physics and Medical Physics
Internship: Therapy Physics, Brody School of Medicine, Leo Jenkins Cancer Center
Residency: Diagnostic and Therapy Physics, Brody School of Medicine, Leo Jenkins Cancer Center, East Carolina University
Fellowship: Physics and Biology Fellowship
Professional Memberships: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

"I am passionate about my profession as a Medical Physicist. When providing care for my patients, I exercise Compassion, Respect, Humility and Integrity, giving my best to our patients, our doctors and to all members of the Cancer Team." - Naresh B. Tolani

Nina Vallow

Medical Dosimetrist

Certifications and Licenses: Certified Medical Dosimetrist, Registered Radiation Therapist
Education: Northwestern, B.S. in Radiological Science
Professional Memberships: MDCB, ASRT, ARRT

"My goal is to use my knowledge of physics, anatomy and radiobiology to develop optimal treatment plans to spare normal tissue while applying a prescribed dose to the targeted disease volume. I really enjoy the challenge and fulfillment of doing the best possible job for my patients." - Nina Vallow

Rebeca Lopez

Patient Access Services


"As the first face patients see when they walk through the doors, I make sure to always greet them and provide personal quality service." - Rebeca Lopez

Mary A. Steverson

Secretary II


"It is my pleasure to assist patients in scheduling and registering for their radiation treatments. I also provide assistance to patients in regards to transportation, other clinic appointments and any other areas that the patients need assistance. In addition, I maintain a clutter free waiting room for patient safety." - Mary A. Steverson