MD Anderson Cancer Network Leadership Team


Executive Leadership Team


MD Anderson Cancer Network’s leadership team focuses on engaging community hospitals and health care systems around the world, working to ensure MD Anderson-quality care is delivered by our members and managing the operations of our Houston-area locations.

  • Margaret Row, M.D., vice president, operations, Cancer Network
  • Michael Brown, associate vice president, Global Business Development
  • Lewis Foxhall, M.D., vice president Health Policy
  • Amy Hay, vice president, Global Business Development
  • Bill Hyslop, president, Physicians Network
  • Bill Simeone, vice president, operations, Physicians Network
  • Melanie Wong, vice president, strategy and business development, Physicians Network

Executive Directors


Executive directors serve as the interface for clinical and research initiatives across the network. They work collaboratively with the network executive leadership team, research leadership on the TMC campus and designated division and department representatives.  

  • Jorge Cortes, M.D., executive director, Cancer Medicine
  • Joseph Khoury, M.D., executive director, Pathology
  • Deborah Kuban, M.D., executive director, Radiation Oncology
  • Henry M. Kuerer, M.D., Ph.D., executive director, Breast Programs
  • Jeff Lee, M.D., executive director, Surgery
  • Ellen Manzullo, M.D., executive director, Internal Medicine 
  • Laura Worth, M.D., executive director, Pediatrics

Clinical Site Directors


MD Anderson physicians act as clinical site directors for our partners and associate members. They provide a clinical interface between MD Anderson and our members. They are responsible for project oversight for network development and operations as well as clinical consulting.

  • David Ferson, M.D., clinical lead for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Summit Medical Grouip 
  • Deborah Kuban, M.D., clinical lead for MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paolo, Brazil; and Amerikan Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Michael Kupferman, M.D., clinical lead for Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Miguel Rodriguez-Bigas, M.D., clinical lead for Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, Jacksonville, Florida; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Madrid, Spain
  • Jesse Selber, M.D., clinical lead for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Camden, New Jersey


 Research Team


The MD Anderson Cancer Network research team is responsible for protocol review, integration and strategic management of all clinical research for our network members and the MD Anderson Houston-area locations.

  • Margaret Row, M.D., executive sponsor and process owner
  • Aman Buzdar, M.D., process owner
  • Susie Bullock, R.N., associate director of clinical research support
  • Robert Coleman, M.D.
  • Cristina Checka, M.D.
  • Elizabeth Del Bosque
  • Amy McLeod
  • Aung Naing, M.D.
  • Sunil Patel, M.D.
  • George Simon, M.D.
  • Benjamin Smith, M.D.