Brittany Altermatt, ANP
Gastrointestinal Oncology and Neuro-oncology
Brittany Altermatt, ANP, joined our medical oncology team as an adult nurse practitioner and will work with our gastrointestinal oncology and neuro-oncology clinics. She brings vast knowledge to the Mays Cancer Center, having had clinical experiences in inpatient and outpatient care, as well as managing multidisciplinary clinical trial patients. Altermatt received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida State University and her master’s degree from the University of Maryland with specialties in adult primary care and oncology nurse practitioner. She has held positions at Duke University Medical Center, John Hopkins Hospital, Sinai Hospital and Texas Oncology. She is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association, the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology, and the Oncology Nursing Society.
Alexis McKinney, AGNP-BC
Breast Medical Oncology
Alexis McKinney, AGNP-BC, started at the Mays Cancer Center as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specializing in breast oncology. She graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and then received her master’s in nursing from Johns Hopkins University where she was the recipient of the graduating class leadership award. McKinney has over 15 years of direct patient care experience in multidisciplinary inpatient, ambulatory and primary care settings. She is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish, and is an active member of the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology, the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Montaser Shaheen, MD
Melanoma and Kidney Cancer
Montaser Shaheen, MD, is the Mays Cancer Center’s newest professor of oncology and director of the immunotherapy program. He is board certified in both hematology and oncology, focusing on melanoma and kidney cancers. Dr. Shaheen is a physician-scientist with clinical and laboratory research efforts. He was previously at the University of Arizona as an associate professor of medicine, where his lab conducted research in carcinogenesis, genome instability and the ubiquitin pathway. Dr. Shaheen obtained his master’s degree from Damascus University in Syria and completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Shaheen’s care philosophy is delivering comprehensive and expert care in collaboration with his patients.
Kelly Nash, APRN
Kelly Nash, APRN, joined our medical oncology team as an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in hematology. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Nash was previously at Methodist Hospital where she worked in the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program. She specializes in the management of hematologic disorders and malignancies and will bring expertise in providing direct care to patients with malignant and non-malignant hematology disorders. Nash is a member of the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association and the Oncology Nursing Society, both locally and nationally.
Shraddha Mahesh Dalwadi, MD, MBA
Shraddha Mahesh Dalwadi, MD, MBA is the Mays Cancer Center’s newest assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Dalwadi earned her bachelor’s in psychology from Texas A&M University, then obtained a combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration degree at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, respectively. She then completed an internship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and her radiation oncology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. She primarily treats breast cancer, central nervous system diseases and metastatic malignancies of any type. Dr. Dalwadi specializes in using modern, personalized radiotherapy techniques to minimize side effects. She enjoys working within a multidisciplinary team and empowering patients to make decisions about their care. She also has developed several research interests and is passionate about medical education.
Colin Court, MD, PhD
Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
Colin Court, MD, PhD is joining the Mays Cancer Center as an assistant professor/clinical in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles and his surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, with an emphasis on complex gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cancers. Dr. Court earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He earned his PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, completing a doctoral dissertation focusing on bioinformatics, computational biology and machine-learning for translational biomarker development for gastrointestinal cancers. His clinical and research focus will be on management of advanced GI and pancreatic cancer with a special interest in translational biomarker development.