For International Physicians

MD Anderson is a global resource for patients and physicians alike. The Office of Physician Relations assists physicians from around the globe on a daily basis. Each year, our office assists physicians from over 100 countries.

We Can Help

Elnar KoseogluElnar Koseoglu is the Program Manager of the International Referral Development in the Office of Physician Relations. She can assist you with:

  • Communicating with MDACC faculty and staff
  • Follow up assistance
  • Clinical trials and protocol information
  • Training opportunities
  • myMDAnderson for physicians

In addition to direct physician support, Elnar also assists International hospitals and organizations with conference development, joint physician education opportunities and other physician-oriented partnerships.

Elnar is a native of Turkey, holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Art degree in European Relations. She has 14 years of experience working with International patients and physicians. Elnar has worked with multiple International communities in the Houston area, providing support for cancer patients and their families.

Elnar can be reached at 713-563-5849 and by email at

Easy Referral with myMDAnderson

myMDAnderson for Physicians allows referring physicians and their staff to quickly refer patients, access vital medical records and communicate with the Office of Physician Relations. Register at myMDAnderson.

Office of Physician Relations

Our Physician Relations site is our online guide for referring physicians. With it you can:

  • Access MD Anderson faculty profiles and publications
  • Download and print custom directories
  • Information on the MD Anderson referral process
  • One click access to online patient referrals
  • Access forms and publications
  • Detailed information on clinical trials
  • Join a growing online physician community
  • You can also follow us on Twitter

Contact the International Center

Contact us with questions or to make an appointment.

Phone: 001-713-745-0450
Toll-free from Mexico & Canada: 800-811-6167
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

What to Expect

Find more information on each step of the appointment process: 

Our Global Culture

Meet Dr. Xifeng Wu

Xifeng Wu
Professor of Epidemiology, Betty B. Marcus Chair in Cancer Prevention

I was originally trained in medicine at Shanghai Medical University in China and received a medical degree in 1984. Later, I studied Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases at Zhejiang Medical University in Hangzhou, China and received a M.S. degree. I went to France in 1990 for my postdoctoral fellowship. Upon coming to the United States, I enrolled in a graduate program in Epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health and received a Ph.D. degree in 1994.

The most complex part of my job is to juggle the many responsibilities of being a leader, mentor, and supervisor to more than 40 multidisciplinary junior faculty, research scientists, pre- and postdoctoral trainees, clinical coordinators and interviewers, statisticians, and other administrative and supportive staff. In particular, I work hard to be a model for commitment and dedication to our research program, inspire the shared vision, identify competent employees and maximize their potentials, find ways to motivate and reward team members and continue to improve leadership skills and scientific knowledge. 

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