American Health Council Names Randa El-Zein, M.D., Ph.D. to Education Board

Dr. Randa El-Zein, Scientist, and Professor at Houston Methodist Research Institute, has been selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council. She will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in Healthcare Education, Business, Leadership, Management, Chemistry, and Epidemiology.

Dr. El-Zein earned her medical degree from the University of Alexandria and her PhD from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. El-Zein has been in her current role for the last 2 years. At Houston Methodist Research Institute, researchers pride themselves in the development and innovation of ideas that lead to discoveries used in everyday medicine. A multidisciplinary team, educational opportunities, state-of-the-art equipment, and the use of innovative tools ensure advances in the quality of healthcare.

Dr. El-Zein attributes her success to perseverance and patience. A desire to learn about the role of genetics and susceptibility to diseases led her to her profession. Her day-to-day responsibilities include developing and testing measures to improve screening for lung and breast cancers and identifying individuals at high risk for these diseases.

Dr. El-Zein’s long-term goals include working on several projects and continuing lab work that is currently being utilized in clinical bedside trials. She is a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Lung, Heart, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Charitable organizations she works with include the American Cancer Society and American Association for Cancer Research.

In her free time, Dr. El-Zein enjoys photography.

Randa El-Zein

M.D., Ph.D.

Scientist and Professor at Houston Methodist Research Institute 

  • At Houston Methodist Research Institute, the researchers pride themselves in the development and innovation of ideas that leads to discoveries used in everyday medicine.
  • Houston Methodist is committed to incorporating a multidisciplinary team consisting of educational opportunities and use of innovative tools to bring about advances in the quality of healthcare. Houston Methodist Research Institute stands above the rest as they not only are a leader in research, but also collaborating with many other notable institutions such as the Monterrey Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University and many more.
  • With state of the art equipment, the healthcare professionals who are part of the Houston Methodist family make it their mission to provide high quality and cost effective healthcare to provide optimal health to their local and international community.
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Publications

  • Genetic polymorphisms in DNA repair genes as modulators of Hodgkin disease risk.2009-PubMed
  • Hodgkin lymphoma risk: role of genetic polymorphisms and gene-gene interactions in DNA repair pathways.2011- PubMed
  • Variants in folate pathway genes as modulators of genetic instability and lung cancer risk.2011- PubMed
  • Hodgkin disease risk: role of genetic polymorphisms and gene-gene interactions in inflammation pathway genes.2011-PubMed
  • Association and interactions between DNA repair gene polymorphisms and adult glioma.2009-PubMed
  • Rapid method for determination of DNA repair capacity in human peripheral blood lymphocytes amongst smokers.2010-PubMed