Thomas A. Buchholz, MD, Oral History Interview, March 8, 2018

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Thomas A. Buchholz, MD, Oral History Interview, March 8, 2018

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Major Topics Covered:

  • Leadership: examples of effective decision-making, critique of “stumbles” MD Anderson in transition under Ronald DePinho and after his resignation
  • UT System’s relationship to MD Anderson leadership
  • Epic: transition to, value of, impact on MD Anderson culture

Identifier

BuchholzTA_03_20180308

Publication Date

3-8-2018

Publisher

The Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas Cancer Center

City

Houston, Texas

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Topics Covered

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas System. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

About the Interview Subject:

Thomas A. Buchholz, MD (b. Louisville, Kentucky) came to MD Anderson in 1997 and joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology. Since then Dr. Buchholz has served as Chair of the Dept. of Radiation Oncology and as Division Head (8/2011-1/2014). And from 2014-7/2017 he served as Executive Vice President & Physician in Chief.

Dr. Buchholz tells his story through the lens of leadership, offering perspective on the institution from many levels of leadership service. He left MD Anderson on 2/28/2019 to take up a position as Medical Director of Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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