Ronald A. DePinho, M.D.
DePinho, internationally recognized for basic and translational research in cancer, aging and age-associated degenerative disorders, became
His scientific program made fundamental discoveries underlying cancer in the aged and factors governing acquired and inherited degenerative disorders. He established the concept of tumor maintenance, discovered a core pathway of aging and demonstrated that aging is a reversible process. Also, he has constructed and used refined mouse models of cancer to identify many new cancer targets and diagnostics. Learn more.
|Thomas Burke, M.D.|
Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief
|Burke provides leadership for Clinical Operations and Programs. He's responsible for oversight and strategic planning of patient care delivery throughout MD Anderson's hospital, clinics and outreach programs. He ensures that all clinical operations are efficient, effective and appropriately support the research-driven, multidisciplinary, patient-centered clinical mission of the institution. Burke is a practicing physician in gynecologic oncology, with research emphasis in vulvar and endometrial cancers.|
|Thomas A. Buchholz, M.D.|
Provost and Executive Vice President ad interim
|Buchholz provides executive leadership for the development of research programs and policies and the allocation of institutional resources such as space and funding. He oversees faculty evaluations, promotions and the tenure review process. He's directly responsible for performance evaluations and leadership development of all institutional faculty leaders. Additionally, he's responsible for the recruitment of all department chairs and divisions heads, and oversight of all educational programs.|
|Leon J. Leach, Ph.D.|
Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer
|Leach provides executive leadership for the institution's financial, business, administrative and infrastructure activities. He's responsible for MD Anderson's financial planning and represents the institution as chief business officer to The University of Texas System. Areas that Leach oversees include business development, facilities management, finance, human resources, information services, marketing, patient financial services, research finance and technology commercialization. He also serves as chair of the board of directors of MD Anderson Services Corporation, an MD Anderson subsidiary.|
Vice President for Executive Operations
|Lang serves as chief of staff to MD Anderson's president, managing and analyzing all information provided to him and serving as a liaison and an interface between him and the institution at large, its committees, faculty and staff. She helps coordinate the president's activities in governmental relations, public affairs and the MD Anderson Board of Visitors. She also organizes and serves on the Executive Committee.|