Thomas W. Feeley, M.D.

Thomas W. Feeley is the Helen Shafer Fly Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology and Head of the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is also a Professor in the Department of Health Services Research. Dr. Feeley is jointly appointed to the faculty of 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 as its Head for 18 years. The Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care is the largest program of its kind devoted to cancer anesthesiology and critical care. Dr. Feeley also served for 6 years as Vice President of Medical Operations.  

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 Professors Micheal Porter and Robert Kaplan. Dr. Feeley 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. At the Harvard Business School Dr. Feeley works in the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness on research and educational 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 anesthesiology.