Speaker's BiographyChristopher Logothetis
Department Chair, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Christopher Logothetis is chairman of the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he also directs the Genitourinary Cancer Center and the Prostate Cancer Research Program. He holds the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research in Urologic Oncology. On the national level, Logothetis is a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute and sits on the External Advisory Committee for the NCI-sponsored project to characterize the human cancer genome. He is a fervent proponent of improving the translational research environment to align clinical care with research goals, and he champions partnerships among colleagues in academic medicine, community physicians and the patient support and advocacy communities. Logothetis received his medical degree at the University of Athens (Greece) and completed internship and residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. After his fellowship at the Anderson Cancer Center, he joined the faculty.