Chapter 10 : Transforming the Division of Surgery, Part of the Institution's Strategic Plan

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Chapter 10 : Transforming the Division of Surgery, Part of the Institution's Strategic Plan

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In this chapter, Dr. Balch explains that Dr. Charles LeMaistre allowed the Division heads to drive the institution's strategic plan and touches on the range of institutional goals that were to be addressed by transforming the Division of Surgery. (Dr. Balch was a member of the Executive Committee for the Strategic Plan from 1988 to 1996). He explains that Dr. LeMaistre's vision built on decisions made by R. Lee Clark to eliminate economic competition among specialties and reduce economic silos. He notes that the Division heads prioritized doing prospective clinical trials. Next, Dr. Balch explains why he wanted to build subspecialization in the Division of Surgery as a support for both patient care and research. He discusses how developing new training programs in surgery for fellows supported these goals.

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BalchC_02_20181113_C10

Publication Date

11-18-2018

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The Making Cancer History® Voices Oral History Collection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Houston, Texas

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Building the Institution; Leadership; Building/Transforming the Institution; Multi-disciplinary Approaches; Research; Growth and/or Change; MD Anderson Culture; Professional Practice; Understanding the Institution; Education at MD Anderson; Education; The Business of MD Anderson; MD Anderson History

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Chapter 10 : Transforming the Division of Surgery, Part of the Institution's Strategic Plan

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