Anne Alaniz, DO

Dr. Anne Alaniz is a Gynecologic Oncologist who has been working for Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, since 2012. She opened her practice soon after finishing her fellowship and has become one of the busiest Gynecologic Oncologist in the area. Her areas of expertise are in surgical management and chemotherapy for women with gynecological cancers. She has clinical expertise in minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery and laparoscopy. She also has special interest in genetics of cancer, and clinical trials to continue to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gynecological cancers.

Dr. Alaniz is also the Co-Founder of Pothawira (Safe Haven) International in her home village around Salima, Malawi. Pothawira was founded in 2009 and has been in full operation since 2011. Pothawira has an outpatient clinic that sees on average over 2,300 patients per month and will soon open a birthing center which will provide a safe facility for childbirth with skilled medical personnel to continue to combat the high rates of maternal and neonatal deaths in Malawi. In addition, Pothawira is home to 110 orphaned children with 12 widows who care for them. Pothawira provides a Christian centered education for the children in the orphanage, as well as over 300 children from the surrounding villages who wouldn’t have access to a good education. She truly believes that the future of developing countries, like Malawi, lies in the hands of their people. Developing countries are made up of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and innovative leaders who, if given equity and social justice, have the capacity to be part of developing the economic futures of their country. This is what drives Dr. Alaniz to continue to find ways to empower and provide opportunities for children, women, and men, who like her, if given the opportunity, have the capacity to be part of the change they want to see in Malawi. 

Dr. Anne Alaniz attended medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth Texas and graduated in 2004. Dr. Alaniz strives to use the knowledge and skills she’s obtained to serve the next generation of doctors.  Also, she serves as a faculty member for Weill Cornell Medical College and Texas A & M College of Medicine.