Tech in Medicine
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thu
Peter Pisters, M.D., MHCM, is president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He previously served the institution in faculty and leadership positions for more than 20 years. Prior to rejoining MD Anderson, Pisters led more than 14,000 employees and 1,700 physicians as president and chief executive officer of the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Canada. Originally arriving at MD Anderson in 1994, Pisters joined the faculty as an assistant professor of Surgery. He rose to full professor with tenure in 2004 and was repeatedly honored during his two decades at MD Anderson, earning two Fellows Outstanding Teacher awards and three Faculty Excellence awards. Pisters became medical director and eventually vice president for MD Anderson’s regional care system, comprising of multiple Houston-area locations. He previously serves as clinical consultant for the Center of Global Oncology (now MD Anderson Cancer Network®), section chief for Sarcoma Surgery and assistant medical director of the Sarcoma Center. He specialized in helping patients with sarcomas and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and remains a board-certified surgeon. His own research, focused on sarcomas, GI cancers and other malignancies, has resulted in nearly 400 peer-reviewed and additional articles, book chapters, teaching aids and other publications.