About Arlene E. Ricardo, M.D.

Dr. Arlene Ricardo was born and raised in New York. The second of four daughters, her parents instilled the values of hard work and family. In 1977, her mother died of breast cancer. This event helped to inspire her to help and treat women with breast cancer and their families. She has seen the great advancements in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer over the past several decades.

Dr. Ricardo is knowledgeable in the most modern diagnostic tests and is trained in the most up-to-date treatment and surgical procedures available for breast cancer patients.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Ricardo is highly involved in providing outstanding cancer services at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She is chairperson of the Cancer Committee since 2008. In addition, she also serves as the chairperson and leader of the Cancer Service Line. She also serves on the Physician operating councel and Medical Executive Committee representing cancer services. She is an advocate for all patients with a cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Arlene Ricardo currently makes her home with her husband in Pearland, Texas. She enjoys travel, reading, and cooking.


General Surgery
University of Texas-Houston
Hermann Hospital
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
LBJ Hospital

Medical School:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Magna cum laude

State university of New York at Albany
Albany, NY
Cum laude

Professional Associations:
  • Diplomat, American Board of Surgery
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society)
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
Dr. Arlene E. Ricardo, M.D.