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Laura Meza Rios, MD, Joins St. Luke’s The Woodlands Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

August 6, 2020 (THE WOODLANDS, TX)— St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital announced today that Dr. Laura Meza Rios has joined the St. Luke’s The Woodlands Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, located at 17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 200, The Woodlands, Texas.

Board certified in internal medicine and specialized in medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Rios is passionate about gastroenterology oncology and frequently treats colon, rectal, pancreatic, liver, and gastric cancers. She also treats other conditions such as lung and breast cancer, lymphomas, myelomas, and other solid organ cancers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rios to St. Luke's The Woodlands Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center,” said Angela Coscio, MD, medical oncologist and director of St. Luke's The Woodlands Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. “She brings an unmatched expertise and patient-focused care to North Houston and is an excellent addition to our team. I am excited about the future of our program and the role that Dr. Rios plays in providing compassionate cancer care to our community.”

Dr. Rios attended medical school at Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia and completed her residency at Rochester Regional Health in Rochester, NY. Prior to moving to Houston she worked as an academic hospitalist for a year after graduating from residency. She completed her hematology/oncology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

“I am excited to join the team at St. Luke’s The Woodlands Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center,” said Dr. Rios. “I look forward to working with every physician, nurse, and staff member at the center to deliver safe, high-quality patient care.”

St. Luke's The Woodlands location is an extension of the flagship Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center located in the Texas Medical Center. Through a partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in Texas.

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center in The Woodlands began seeing patients in January 2019. The space features medical and radiation oncology services across two floors and 26,000 square feet of clinical space. The center also offers support services such as a nurse navigator, social worker, nutritional services, spiritual care, and survivorship groups. For more information about the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center or to make an appointment with Dr. Rios, please visit our website.

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About St. Luke’s Health – Texas Division
St. Luke’s Health is a fully-integrated network that provides care to the communities in Greater Houston and the Southeast Texas region through 16 acute care hospitals and over 270 access points including numerous urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, and clinics conveniently located across the region. With a team of 11,000 employees and caregivers and more than 5,000 physicians, St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. A joint venture with Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Health operates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center, a leading academic health center with quaternary care and advanced specialists. St. Luke’s Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. Learn more at StLukesHealth.org.

Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020