Frederick Ames, M.D., Oral History Interview, The First 50 Years of Surgery at MD Anderson (1945 – 1995), February 27, 2019

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Frederick Ames, M.D., Oral History Interview, The First 50 Years of Surgery at MD Anderson (1945 – 1995), February 27, 2019

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Description

Major Topics Covered:

  • Medical training, military service
  • Surgery at MD Anderson in the mid-late seventies to early nineties: practice of general surgery; conservatism and innovation; from general surgery to surgical oncology
  • The division system: impact on surgery
  • Key figures in surgery: R. Lee Clark, MD; Edgar White, MD; Richard Martin, MD; Edward Copeland, MD

Identifier

AmesF_01_20190227

Publication Date

2-27-2019

Publisher

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

City

Houston, Texas

Disciplines

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

About the Interview

Portions of this interview have been redacted. Please see archivist for details.

Interview Subject Snapshot

Name: Frederick Ames, MD

Interviewed: 2019

Primary appt: Surgical Oncology

Research: Combination treatments; combination treatments for breast cancer; radical mastectomy versus conservation treatments; breast cancer surgery; breast cancer pain management;

Admin: Deputy Department Chair (1994-2007); Medical Director, MD Anderson Physicians Network (2013 – present) Other: Clinical Fellow, Oncologic Surgery (’74-’75)

About the Interview Subject:

Frederick Ames, MD came to MD Anderson as a clinical fellow in Oncologic Surgery (’74-’75), then joined the faculty in 1977 as an Assistant Professor in Surgical Oncology. He served as Deputy Department Chair from 1994-2007 and since 2013 has served as medical director of the MD Anderson Physicians Network.

Frederick Ames, M.D., Oral History Interview, The First 50 Years of Surgery at MD Anderson (1945 – 1995), February 27, 2019

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