Thomas Burke, M.D., has been named executive vice president and physician-in-chief at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Burke has been with the 456-bed cancer center since 1998, most recently as ad interim senior vice president and chief operating officer.
His new duties will include managing patient care delivery and clinical strategic planning.
"Dr. Burke is both a proven leader and an outstanding academic clinician," said M.D. Anderson President John Mendelsohn, M.D., in a press statement. "He is respected by physicians, managers, nurses, researchers and staff. His knowledge of M.D. Anderson and experience as a practicing oncologist here bring depth and breadth to this important role. Aligning our clinical and research efforts will benefit patients through a more efficient organization as we continue to make progress toward the new era of individualized cancer treatment."
Burke is a professor of gynecologic oncology and maintains his clinical practice in gynecologic oncology. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is the principal investigator of M.D. Anderson's uterine cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant.