HOUSTON (January 27, 2016)
Angel-Blanco-HeadshotThe Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center (MNI) and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth are pleased to announce the addition of Angel I. Blanco, M.D. Dr. Blanco will direct radiation and stereotactic radiosurgery at MNI and serve as an assistant professor at McGovern Medical School’s Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Blanco is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology and specializes in adult radiation oncology with an emphasis on breast, head and neck, central nervous system and body stereotactic cases. Additionally, Dr. Blanco has expertise in Gamma Knife® radiosurgery, intensity modulated-radiation therapy (IMRT) and high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for cancer patients.

“The addition of Dr. Blanco greatly enhances our radiation and stereotactic radiosurgery services at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute,” said Dong Kim, M.D., Director of MNI and Professor and Chair at McGovern Medical School’s Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery. “Dr. Blanco’s experience and expertise will help us continue to provide the best possible treatment for our patients, and his knowledge of new and emerging technologies is instrumental to our continued improvement.”

Prior to joining MNI, Dr. Blanco served as junior faculty in the head and neck service at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and was an assistant professor in the department of Radiation Oncology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University and, after receiving his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, he completed his residency in radiation oncology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.