Dr. Maria Scouros founded the Houston Cancer Institute in 1984. She is Board Certified in Medical Oncology with an international reputation for practicing state-of-the-art medicine with a commitment to excellence.
Dr. Maria Scouros received her training in Medical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas after completing her medical training at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London, UK. She also served on the faculty of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center before founding the Houston Cancer Institute, PA in West Houston. She is on the staff of multiple hospitals in Houston.
Dr. Maria Scouros has brought new advances in cancer therapy to the Houston community she serves. Over the years, she has implemented new treatments, such as interleukin therapy, autologous bone marrow transplantation, monoclonal antibodies and anti-angiogenesis therapy in addition to making available new chemotherapy and other regimens to all of her patients. Her reputation for integrating a multi-modality approach to the care of her patients ensures them access to all the tools that are available to fight their cancer.
Being multi-lingual, Dr. Scouros helps patients from around the world understand their options and treatment plans in their own language. Family members and caregivers are included in her care and compassion. She respects and answers their questions and concerns.
No one wants cancer, but when it strikes, patients can find comfort in Dr. Scouros’ knowledge, compassion and personal care. At the Houston Cancer Institute, the journey to health is a partnership between physician and patient.
Dr. George Vroulis joined the Houston Cancer Institute, PA, as Consultant Psychologist in 2009. His goal to is provide special programs for patients and their families who need support to deal with the stress of a cancer diagnosis. He also helps families deal with stress management and grief management. In addition he has extensive experience in providing support for patients who need to stop smoking.
Dr. George Vroulis is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists since 1979. He has been a member of the honor societies of the University of Houston, American Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, World Mental Health Federation and Houston Neuropsychological Society in the EAPA, USA, and Greece.
He has an extensive background in the field of neuropsychology and has presented many workshops over the past 20 years which address a wide range of topics from cancer support, staff stress, grief management for terminal patients and their families, stress management, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, neuropsychological testing and adult interpersonal communications.