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John M Skibber, MD, FACS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301402
Unit 1484
Houston, TX 77230-1402
Room Number: FCT17.6032
Phone: (713) 792-5165
Fax: (713) 745-5680
Email: jskibber@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1981 Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, MD, Medical Degree
1977 University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, BS, Cum Laude, Biology

Postgraduate Training

2008 Training Program, Patient Safety Officer Executive Development Program, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA
2006 Training Program, Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Training Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2006 Training Program, Advanced Training Program in Healthcare Delivery Improvement, Intermountain Healthcare Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research, Salt Lake City, UT
1989-1991 Clinical Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1989 Clinical Residency, Chief Resident, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
1983-1986 Clinical Fellowship, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
1981-1983 Clinical Residency, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
1981-1982 Clinical Internship, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications

1999 The American Board of Surgery

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1997-2003
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1991-1997
Junior Faculty Associate, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1989-1991
Instructor, Department of Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 1988-1989
Teaching Assistant, Department of Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 1981-1987

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Leader of Instrument Reduction Initiative, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2006-present
Faculty Senate Representative, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/1996-1/1999
Organizer, Mortality and Morbidity Conference, Department of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1996-present
Quality Improvement Reviewer, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1996-present
Medical Director, Enterostomal Therapy Education Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1995-present

Consultantships

Advisor, Quality of Colorectal Cancer Care, United Healthcare, Houston, Texas, 2006
Advisor, Medtronic Oncology Advisory Panel, Houston, TX, 1997-2003

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Focus Review Policy Committee, 2009-present
Member, Quality Operations Group, 2009-present
Member, Conduct in the Operating Room Committee, 2007-2008
Leader, Retained Foreign Object Team, 2006-present
Surgical Indicators Committee, M. D. Anderson Physicians Network Surgical Indicators Committee, 2006-present
Member, Perioperative Enterprise Visioning Focus Group, 2006
Member, Perioperative Enterprise Core Vision Team, 2006
Member, Operating Room Patient Safety Committee, 1/2005-present
Representative for the Department of Surgical Oncology, JCAHO Liaison, 2005-present
Member, Operating Room Committee, 2005-present
Colorectal Cancer Guidelines Committee, M. D. Anderson Physician's Network, 2005-2008
Member, Clinical Faculty Review Committee, 2005-2007
Member, Operating Room Operations Team, 2005-2006
Quality Concordance Committee, M. D. Anderson Physicians Network, 2005-2006
Member, Colorectal Cancer Technical Panel, 2004-2006
Member, Incident Command System, 2004-2006
Member, Senior Operations Team, 2004-2005
Board of Directors, M. D. Anderson Physicians Network, 2002-present
Member, Quality Assurance Committee for GI Center, 1999-2001
Member, Physicians Referral Service Professional Affairs Committee, 1999-2000
Member, Professional Liability Committee, 1998-present
Member, Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Health Services Research Committee, 1998-2000
Member, Second Opinion/Telemedicine Clinical/Technical Committee, 1998-1999
Member, Physician-in-Chief On-Call Working Group, 1997-present
Member, Colon and Rectal Cancer Guidelines Committee, 1997-present
Member, Colorectal Outcomes Database Committee, 1997-present
Member, Utilization Management Committee Of Cancer, 1997-1998
Member, Ethics Committee, 1996-1999
Member, Academic Planning Committee of Faculty Senate, 1996-1999

Honors and Awards

2006 The Sharon K. Martin Award for Performance Improvement Excellence, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
2005-present America's Top Doctors for Cancer
2001-present Best Doctors in America
2001 Partners in Courage Achievement Award, American Cancer Society, Houston Chapter
1999 Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1996 Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1986 Resident Research Award, Association of Academic Surgery
1981 George Willauer Award for Excellence in General Surgery, Jefferson Medical College
1981 Honorable Mention - Menduke Research Award, Jefferson Medical College
1981 Mohler Award in Therapeutics, Jefferson Medical College

Last updated: 8/27/2013