Thomas W. Feeley, M.D.
Dr. Thomas W. Feeley is the Helen Shafer Fly Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology, and the Head of the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has led this program since its formation in 2008. The Institute for Cancer Care Innovation focuses on research to improve the value of cancer care delivery through programs that measure outcomes and costs of cancer care delivery. Dr. Feeley is also the Head of the Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. The Division is responsible for all anesthetic, critical care, and pain management in the institution.
Dr. Feeley received both his undergraduate degree and his M.D. from Boston University and trained in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He was a faculty member at Stanford University for 18 years prior to coming to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1997 to lead the then newly created Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. His recent publications address how cancer care is being affected by the major initiatives in health care reform with an emphasis on value-based health care. Dr. Feeley currently serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population. In addition to his research and administrative roles, Dr. Feeley provides patient care services in the delivery of anesthesia.