Alma Rodriguez, MD, Oral History Interview, March 06, 2015
Major Topics Discussed:
- Developing an administrative leader; Women and leadership
- Unique qualities and impact of physician leaders
- The Office of Medical Affairs: Evolution, Scope, Impact
Chapter 09: Learning Administrative Approaches by Leading the Myeloma Clinic
Chapter 10: The Role of the Physician-Leader at MD Anderson
Chapter 11: Today’s Medical Paradigm Shift
Chapter 12: The Survivorship Initiative
Chapter 13: Aimed Toward an Interest in Survival; Survivorship Care and the Affordable Care Act
Chapter 14: Lessons in Administration as Ad-Interim Chair of Lymphoma/Myeloma
Chapter 15: Vice President of the Office of Medical Affairs; the Value of Faculty Credentialing
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Rodriguez, Alma MD and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Alma Rodriguez, MD, Oral History Interview, March 06, 2015" (2015). Interview Sessions. 57.
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Dr. Alma Rodriguez (b. 11 September 1953, Robson, Texas) came to MD Anderson in 1986 as an instructor, laboratory researcher and clinician in the Department of Internal Medicine. Today she has a primary appointment as Internist and Professor of Medicine in the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma in the Division of Cancer Medicine. Her research has focused on treatments for lymphoid malignancies. In administration, Dr. Rodriguez has served as Vice President of Medical Affairs since 2005. Among her many activities, she has helped create MD Anderson’s Survivorship Program and developed services in psychosocial care. She has also been involved in shifting institution culture to quality care.