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Thomas W. Feeley, M.D.

Thomas W. Feeley is the Helen Shafer Fly Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology and Head of both the Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has a joint faculty appointment at the Harvard Business School where he is a Senior Fellow in the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Dr. Feeley received both undergraduate and M.D. degrees from Boston University and trained in anesthesiology and critical care at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He was a faculty member at Stanford University for 19 years practicing cardiovascular anesthesia and critical care.  In 1997 he came to MD Anderson to create and lead the Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. His Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care is the largest program of its kind devoted to cancer anesthesiology and critical care. 

His work with the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation focuses on research to demonstrate and improve the value of cancer care delivery. He regularly teaches value-based health care at the Harvard Business School with Professor’s Porter and Kaplan. Dr. Feeley recently served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Needs of an Aging Population that produced the report titled Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis that was released in September of 2013. Dr. Feeley was recently appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Board of Directors of the Institute for Health Care Quality and Efficiency. At the Harvard Business School Dr. Feeley works in the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness with Professor Michael Porter and Robert Kaplan on research and education projects related to value-based health care. In addition to his research and administrative roles, Dr Feeley provides patient care services in the delivery of anesthesia.


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