Our Staff

Our Doctors

Dr. Khaled Jabboury, M.D.

Dr. Khaled JabbouryDr Khaled Jabboury has been in the field of cancer medicine for the last four decades.  He received his oncology fellowship at the American University of Beirut, then moved into clinical research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  Over the last 2 1/2 decades he spent in private practice and clinical research emphasizing optimization of frontline therapy in cancer, and personalized treatment approach. 

Michelle Lodico, R.N.

Michelle LodicoMichelle has been a nurse since 1973. Among her accomplishments are 13 years of adult and pediatric intensive care nursing, including working with Dr. Michael DeBakey's team at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. For the last 25 years, Michelle has devoted herself to Oncology Nursing, first at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Intensive Care and Emergency Room and then with Dr. Salem's team in Medical Oncology in 1989. She joined Salem Oncology Center at its inception in 1991 and has coordinated outpatient follow-up and chemotherapy treatments since that time.

Kathy Galvis, R.N., Lead Nurse

Kathy GalvisKathy became a registered nurse at the Catholic Medical Center School of Nursing in New York City in 1997, and received her B.S.N. from the University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston a few years later.

Kathy was recruited by Hermann Hospital in Houston to work in the Intensive Care Unit. Later, she joined Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine as a research nurse. Since October 2000, Kathy has been an integral member of the medical team at Salem Oncology Center.

Although born and raised in the United States, Kathy has a rich Colombian heritage, which gives her special insight into patients from various cultures.

She is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Italian.

Paige Peters, RN BSN

Paige PetersShe is a native Texan raised in Brazil.  Following a Bachelor Degree in International Studies from Southwestern University, Paige graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Texas Woman's University where she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the Nursing Honor Society.  Starting her career at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Oncology, she later joined Salem Oncology Centre. After moving to Australia, she returned last year to rejoin our family here. 

Tracey Richard, RN BSN

Tracey RichardGraduated from Texas Woman's University in Houston in 1978.  She began her nursing career at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in January 1979 as a staff nurse in the medical/surgical unit.  She has been an oncology nurse since 1990 and obtained an oncology certficiate in 1992.  She joined Salem Oncology Centre in May 2016. 

Our International Personnel

Eleni A. Papageorge
International Patient Coordinator

Eleni Papageorge

Milena Russom
International Patient Coordinator

Milena RussomMilena Russom graduated from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Texas Southern University in May 2006.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management.  Graduated with Honors Summa Cum Laude from her university.  She is a member of the Dean's List of Outstanding College Students of America and a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.  She is fluent in speaking and writing Italian, Tigrigna and conversational French.  Milena has been a member of the International Patient Department at Salem Oncology Centre since May 2016.  She was born in Ethiopia, raised in Italy, and educated in America.



Our Administrative Staff

Samia Yazbeck
Senior Executive Assistant to the President

Graduated as an R.N. in 1986. She worked as a volunteer for two years at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and joined Salem Oncology Center in September, 2000, as an Office Assistant

Elaine Melnyk
Administrative Assistant

Elaine has worked in the medical field since 1985. She was educated in Canada and has been an assistant to Dr. Salem since 2006.

Our Business Office Staff

Paul J. Montes
Patient Accounts Manager

Paul received his BA and his MBA in Finance from the University of Houston. Paul has over 25 years of experience in the medical field and has been part of Salem Oncology Center since 2009. Paul was born in Cuba but was raised in the United States therefore, he is fluent in Spanish.

Danny LaCour, Jr.
Business Officer

Isaura Montes
Business Officer

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