Craig Owen Named Chief Information Officer

Owen continues 28-year tenure in integral role

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today named Craig Owen as its chief information officer. Owen has served the institution since 1992, most recently as chief information officer ad interim beginning in 2017. His nearly three decades of experience in Information Services will play a crucial role in strengthening MD Anderson's commitment to achieving its mission to end cancer through technology.

"Craig's leadership and technical expertise have consistently played essential roles throughout various areas of our institution over the years," said David Jaffray, Ph.D., chief technology and digital officer, MD Anderson. "His deep institutional knowledge and strong track record made him the ideal choice for this role."

Owen will direct operations for the division of Information Services, overseeing and promoting the effective use of information technology throughout MD Anderson. He brings a wealth of understanding about the technology and the needs of MD Anderson's constituents to his new role.

During Owen’s tenure, he developed in-depth knowledge of many areas of the institution by managing them directly, including Laboratory Information Systems, Enterprise Information Warehouse, Perioperative and Critical Care Informatics and Clinical Analytics and Informatics. He has spearheaded many major initiatives, most notably MD Anderson's Epic implementation and go-live. As chief information officer ad interim, Owen enhanced the Information Services governance structure to ensure alignment with MD Anderson's operational priorities and objectives.

"I am excited to join forces with David and countless colleagues, many of whom I have had the privilege of working with for years, to digitally-enable MD Anderson’s mission," said Owen. "I am proud to be a part of such an incredible team that is constantly seeking the best possible outcomes for our patients."

Craig Owen