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Tom Feeley, MD

Head, Institute of Cancer Center for Innovation, MD Anderson Cancer Center


Thomas W. Feeley, M.D. is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and the Helen Shafer Fly Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.   He is the Head of the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Feeley received both undergraduate and M.D. degrees from Boston University and trained in anesthesiology and critical care at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital.  He was a faculty member at Stanford University for 19 years practicing cardiovascular anesthesia and critical care. 

In 1997 he came to MD Anderson to create and lead the Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. He served 18 years as the head of that organization which grew to be the largest program of its kind devoted to cancer anesthesiology and critical care. He also served for 7 years as the Vice President of Medical Operations.   His work with the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation focuses on research to demonstrate and improve the value of cancer care delivery.  At Harvard Business School he works in the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness with Professors Michael Porter and Robert Kaplan on research and education in the value-based health care agenda with an emphasis on the role of information technology in health care. In addition to his research, teaching and administrative roles, Dr. Feeley provides patient care services in the department of anesthesia.