Kathy 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.
Eleni Papageorge has facilitated patients and families at Salem Oncology Centre with domestic and international patient care since 1997 acting both as a liaison and an advocate for the patient. She implemented onboarding to SOC, schedules initial and ongoing medical appointments, and arranges housing and accommodations for patients and their families. Eleni coordinates care with doctors and nurses and communicates medical diagnoses, options, and treatment plans to patients and their loved ones whose native language is not English. In addition, Eleni has organized travel and conferences and managed patient visits for Dr. Salem and his foreign patients, accompanying him to Italy, México, Luxembourg, and Greece. She earned a BA from the University of Houston in Italian and French.
As an immigrant, Eleni has unique insight into the challenges of navigating a complex and sometimes overwhelming culture. A native of Greece, Eleni speaks, reads, and writes five languages fluently - Greek, English, Italian, French, and Spanish.