Alma Rodriguez, MD, Oral History Interview, May 01, 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 16: The Office of Medical Affairs: Credentialing, Quality Indicators, and Building a Culture of Improvement and Quality Care
Chapter 17: The Office of Medical Affairs: Patient Concerns, Patient Advocacy, Conflict Resolution
Chapter 18: Creating MD Anderson’s Practice Algorithms; On Blending Art and Science in Medical Practice: Practice Algorithms and Targeted Therapy
Chapter 19: Integrating Advance Practice Providers into Care Teams; Training Program for Physician Assistants
Chapter 20: The Office of Medical Affairs: Job Satisfaction Survey of Mid-level Providers
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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.