Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology
John V. Heymach, M.D., Ph.D.
While encompassing the overall mission of MD Anderson Cancer Center, the particular goals of the Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology department are to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and to advance the treatment and prevention of aerodigestive cancers through innovative clinical and laboratory research.
Our investigations involve many of the most promising molecularly-targeted agents and combinations of agents currently known. We emphasize rigorous study conduct and impeccable study design, and many of our studies have been developed through cooperative group mechanisms.
The Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology department staff directly responsible for patient care is comprised of 28 physicians, 16 research nurses, two inpatient mid-level providers, and 13 outpatient mid-level providers. Our physician team includes 17 physicians who care for thoracic medical oncology patients, nine head and neck, five medical oncologists who treat both lung cancer and head/neck cancer patients in those respective outpatient clinic areas. In our Houston Area Locations (HALs) we have four physicians who care for thoracic medical oncology patients in the West Houston, League City, Woodlands, and Sugar Land locations.
Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology Dept., Unit 432
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030-4009