Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at West

Our experts believe there's a better approach to cancer care that heals all of you.

At Houston Methodist Dr. Mary and Ron Neal Cancer Center at West, our specialists treat every aspect of your cancer. Leading oncologists work with our specialists across disciplines to minimize cancer’s effects on major organs. Our caring staff provides residents of West Houston, Katy and the surrounding communities with expert cancer services — including screenings, genetic testing, second opinions, diagnostics, cutting-edge treatments and technology, access to clinical trials and patient support. 

Why Choose Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at West

The benefits of choosing our cancer care team at West include:

  • Expert cancer care close to home
  • Specialists who work together as a team to design and deliver the most effective treatment plan for you
  • Treatment leveraging the most advanced technology and techniques available, including robotic-assisted surgical techniques and cancer reconstructive surgery
  • Oncology nurse navigators who provide support through and beyond your recovery
  • Screenings and educational events to help prevent cancer

Access to Cutting-Edge Clinical Trials Close to Home

Our physicians support numerous cancer-specific clinical trials, meaning you may have access to new and potentially promising treatments that aren't available elsewhere.

Cancers We Treat at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at West:

See a complete list of cancers treated at all of our hospitals.

We offer a wide variety of treatment options including surgery, systemic therapies and innovative radiation therapies. Unlike other cancer centers, we perform advanced surgery and reconstruction procedures in the Katy-West Houston area, so you can get comprehensive cancer care close to home. We were one of the first in West Houston to offer retzius-sparing robotic prostate surgery.

Oncology Nurse Navigators & Cancer Genetic Counselors

Your oncology nurse navigator is available to enhance your care by guiding you through the cancer care process from diagnosis through survivorship. Our cancer genetic counselor is available to counsel patients and their families about their hereditary risk of developing cancer.

Meagen Gonzales, BSN, RN, OCN — West Houston

Meagen has over 11 years of experience in a variety of roles and settings as a registered nurse, with 6 of those years in oncology and infusion therapy. She joined Houston Methodist West Hospital Neal Cancer Center in 2022 and currently serves as an oncology nurse navigator for patients with lymphoma, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Stephen F. Austin State University, she is an oncology certified nurse, member of the Oncology Nursing Society, and is determined to use her experience to help patients navigate through their difficult cancer diagnosis. Meagen is a strong and compassionate patient advocate, and is eager to provide education, support and facilitate coordination of care for each patient throughout their cancer journey. Call Meagen at 832-522-1150.



Tammi Lewis, MSN, RN — West Houston

Tammi has 16 years of experience as a registered nurse in a variety of oncology nursing and leadership roles.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Master of Science in Nursing from Aspen University. As an oncology nurse navigator for breast and gynecological cancers she is devoted to helping patients navigate their cancer journeys from diagnosis to survivorship. Tammi is passionate about educating and supporting patients in their health care decisions and looks forward to working with you and your family. You can reach Tammi at 832-522- 8110.  


Kerrie Shojaie, MSN, RN, OCN – West Houston

Kerrie Shojaie has more than 30 years of nursing experience, with the last 25 years in the oncology setting. She has worked as a nurse navigator, nursing educator, research nurse, and in hospice and palliative care. Kerrie is compassionate about cancer care and enjoys educating patients and families about their cancer diagnosis, assisting them through treatment and providing guidance in survivorship. In her current role, Kerrie specializes in navigating patients with lung, head and neck, brain, and skin cancers. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University. Kerrie is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society both locally and nationally and has been an oncology certified nurse for more than 20 years. Call Kerrie at 832.522.8141.


Claudia Goulbourne, Oncology Financial Navigator

Claudia has more than 18 years of experience working in healthcare, with the last 4 years in the oncology setting. She has worked as a financial counselor at Houston Methodist and now as an oncology financial navigator. Claudia advocates for improved transparency of healthcare costs. As a financial navigator, Claudia assists patients in understanding their bills, insurance benefits, and financial obligations. She is passionate about making cancer treatment and care accessible to all patients; she works to accomplish this by assisting with Medicaid and Social Security eligibility and setting up payment plans. Claudia looks forward to working with patients to meet their financial needs. She can be reached at 832.522.8130.

Kaitlin Stokes, MS, CGC — West Houston

Kaitlin is a board-certified genetic counselor who has a special interest in cancer genetics, especially in the hereditary aspects. She counsels families who may have a hereditary susceptibility to cancer. She is passionate about helping patients understand their personal risk for developing cancer, because, in many cases, there are steps that can be taken to decrease their cancer risk. She is committed to empowering patients to make informed health care decisions by providing information about the cancer risk reduction and prevention measures that are currently available. You can schedule an appointment with Kaitlin by calling 832.522.2873.

Gabriela Bouayad, BSN, RN – Lung Program Coordinator

Gabriela is the Lung Program Coordinator for Houston Methodist West Hospital and has been a registered nurse for over 8 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Prairie View A&M University in 2014. After graduating, she began her career in the emergency department and later joined Houston Methodist West Hospital in 2017 where she served as a clinical coordinator for the interventional radiology department. As the Lung Program Coordinator, Gabriela focuses on the early detection of lung cancer and lung nodule care with a dedicated multispecialty team.  She is passionate about her patients and families and is devoted to bringing awareness to the community about the importance of early lung cancer recognition.  She joined the Lung Program in 2023 and is eager about saving lives and creating better outcomes for her patients.  You can reach Gabriela at 832-522-LUNG.


Designation Lung Cancer Screening Center

We are an accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology. Our goal is to help high-risk individuals receive a diagnosis and treatment plan early on, when the disease is easier to treat and possibly cure.
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Cancer survivor celebrating life

Our Breast Care Center has achieved the highest accreditation as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiology. Our staff is made up of dedicated team members who focus solely on breast cancer screening, diagnostics and biopsies.
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As an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer-accredited facility, we adhere to comprehensive quality standards that guide treatment and ensure patient-centered care. As part of our accreditation, we must complete a critical self-assessment that leads to quality improvements and innovations in patient care.

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