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Division of Internal Medicine

Our mission is to provide a broad cancer patients with the full spectrum of evidence-based cancer and internal medicine care including treatment, supportive care, survivorship care, and prevention.

Our vision is to continually expand our lead as a patient-centered, research-driven internal medicine division in a comprehensive cancer care center through the recruitment, retention, and development of the finest physicians, scientists, educators and staff.

David Tweardy, M.D.
Division Head, Internal Medicine
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Molecular and Cellular Oncology

Ellen Manzullo, M.D.
Deputy Division Head Clinical
Professor, General Internal Medicine

Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, M.D.
Deputy Division Head Research
Professor, Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health

William Atkinson IV
Division Administrator ad interim
Department Administrator, General Internal Medicine

The Division of Internal Medicine comprises nine departments:

It also includes three sections:

  • Benign Hematology
  • Nephrology
  • Rheumatology

In addition to providing clinical excellence in their division practices, faculty members have developed broad-based research programs in their respective subspecialty areas.

New Residency Program

The Baylor College of Medicine/MD Anderson Internal Medicine Residency Program is a unique opportunity in which future internists will be trained to become experts in treating the medical complications of cancer and cancer treatment.

Interested individuals must apply to Baylor College of Medicine through the ERAS system (Electronic Residency Application Service). Once in the Baylor system, select the BCM/MD Anderson Cancer Center track.

Grand Rounds and Conferences

Friday, Jan. 30, 8-9 a.m., Pickens Tower, Floor 3, Rooms 1,2,7,8
Personalized Therapy for Lung Cancer 

George Simon, M.D., professor, Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology; and 
section chief, Experimental Therapeutics


Friday, Feb. 6, 8-9 a.m., Pickens Tower, Floor 3, Rooms 1,2,7,8
How to Integrate Palliative Care into Oncology -- Really

Thomas Smith, M.D., professor of Oncology and director of Palliative Medicine, 
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bethesda, MD

Friday, Feb. 13, 8-9 a.m., Pickens Tower, Floor 3, Room 1,2,7,8
lgG-4 Related Disease

Jean Tayar, M.D., assistant professor, General Internal Medicine

Friday, Feb. 20, 8-9 a.m., Pickens Tower, Floor 3, Rooms 1,2,7,8
Brain Network Mechanisms of Cancer-related Cognitive Impairment

Shelli Kesler, Ph.D., associate professor, Neuro-Oncology

Friday, Feb. 27, 8-9 a.m., Pickens Tower, Floor 3, Rooms 1,2,7,8
Using Chemical Probes to Discover STAT3's Secrets and Develop Novel Therapies

David Tweardy, M.D., head, Division of Internal Medicine; and professor, 
Infectious Diseases and Molecular and Cellular Oncology

© 2015 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center