James D. Cox, MD, Oral History Interview, March 19, 2004
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Major Topics Covered:
- Personal and educational background, military experience
- Leadership: leadership roles, the experience of leadership
- MD Anderson administrative structure: restructuring under Charles LeMaistre, MD [oral history interview]; the divisional system
- Institutional politics, controversies
- Executive leaders and department chairs: personalities, leadership styles, leadership commitments
Chapter 01: The Path to Radiation Oncology
Chapter 02: Appreciation for Surgeons and Surgery in Collaboration with Radiology
Chapter 03: Military Experience
Chapter 04: Responsibilities at MD Anderson, the Limits of Leadership Roles, and Working with Other Leaders at MD Anderson
Chapter 05: Inside Institutional Structures: Personalities and Remaking the Division System
Chapter 06: On Executive Leadership Styles within the Division System
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Cox, James D. MD and Brunet, Lesley W., "James D. Cox, MD, Oral History Interview, March 19, 2004" (2004). Interview Sessions. 120.
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Radiation oncologist James D. Cox, MD (16 July 1938 – 14 August 2018) came to MD Anderson in 1988 to serve as Vice President of Patient Care and Physician-in-Chief (’88-’92). He is a Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology. In 1995 he became Head of the Division of Radiation Oncology and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology. In this interview, Dr. Cox explore MD Anderson’s administrative structure, its transformations and its leaders.
Dr. James D. Cox discusses with Lesley W. Brunet his career at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Topics include his education and his career prior to and including his tenure at MD Anderson.