Biography

Dr. Anneliese Gonzalez received her medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. After finishing a year of rural medicine practice, she moved to the United States and completed her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Driscoll Medical School-Allegheny General Hospital and a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston-Tufts University. After finishing her Fellowship training, Dr. Gonzalez went into general hematology/oncology private practice for 5 years. She joined the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2010 as Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016, and made Division Director in 2018. Dr. Gonzalez completed the Health Educators Fellowship at UTHealth in 2013 and the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course at UT Houston/MH-TMC in 2015. As a result of her efforts in the medical education field, she has been awarded the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award on multiple occasions and was accepted as member of the McGovern Medical School Academy of Masters Educators in 2015. Her area of expertise is breast cancer, and she has published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals on this topic.

Dr. Gonzalez’s other passions are medical education and quality improvement projects. She completed the Health Educators Fellowship at UT Health in 2013 and the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course at UT Houston/MH-TMC in 2015. As a result of her efforts in the medical education field, she has been awarded the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award in multiple occasions and was accepted as member of the McGovern Medical School Academy of Master Educators in 2015. She developed the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship (which started in 2018) and is the Program Director.

Dr. Gonzalez is the Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Cancer Center and participates in multiple QI projects, including improvements in patient chemotherapy education, a project to decrease ED utilization by the development of a nurse triage service as well as inpatient related projects. She participates regularly in community-based education and awareness events for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as the role of genetic testing and counseling for patients with a family history of cancer. In this role, she has been a speaker at the Patient Care Conference and Patient Survivorship conferences of the UT Memorial Hermann TMC Cancer Center for numerous years. She is also an Inaugural Member of the Susan G. Komen® Houston Medical Advisory Council and is currently participating in a Komen-funded grant entitled “Texas Southern University Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Center,” which provides screening and diagnosis services in a local low-income community.

She was promoted to Director of the Oncology Division in 2018 and will lead the combined Hematology-Oncology Division starting September 2020.

She has also participated in multiple television and radio interviews regarding breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention over the years.

When not working, she loves to watch movies and travel with her husband and two sons.

Education

Medical Degree
Universidad Central De Venezuela
Residency
Driscoll Medical School-Allegheny General Hospital
Fellowship
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston-Tufts University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Hematology