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Thomas W Feeley, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Helen Shafer Fly Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Head, Institute for Cancer Care Innovation, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Senior Fellow, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Professor, Department of Health Services Research, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1972 Boston University, Boston, MA, AB, Medical Science
1972 Boston University, Boston, MA, MD, Medical Science

Board Certifications

10/1987 Certificate of Competence in Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology
10/1976 Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology


Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/1997-present

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/1997-1/1999
Head, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/1997-2/2015
Chairman, Department of Critical Care, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/1997-1/2001

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Member, Executive Committee, Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute, Houston, TX, 10/2014-present
Member, Board of Directors, Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency, Austin, TX, 2/2014-present
Member, Cancer Bundling Consortium, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC, 9/2013-present
Member, Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC, 2/2012-present
Member, U.S. News and World Report Advisory Board - Best Hospitals Edition, U.S. News and World Report, Washington, DC, 1/2006-present

Endowed Positions

Charles M. McBride Professor of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/1997-12/1998

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, International Advisory Board, 3/2014-present
Member, Electronic Health Record Executive Core Committee, 9/2013-present
Chair, Executive Committee, Institute for Cancer Care Innovation, 2008-present
Member, Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy Advisory Committee, 2008-present

Honors and Awards

2012 Edgar C. Hayhow Award, American College of Healthcare Executives
1999 Distinguished Service Award, California Society of Anesthesiologists
1992-2012 Best Doctors in America
1986 Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine
1972 Alumni Award of Merit, Boston University
1971 Alpha Omega Alpha

Professional Memberships

American Board of Anesthesiology
Senior Associate Examiner, 1/1998-1/2003
Critical Care Exam Committee, 1/1998-1/1999
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Chair, Committee on Annual Meeting Review, 1/1999-1/2000
Chair, Section on Annual Meeting, 1/1998-1/1999
Vice Chair, Section on Annual Meeting, 1/1997-1/1998
Committee on Scientific Papers, 1/1996-1/1997
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, 10/2012-present
Association of University Anesthesiologists
Member, 1/1986-present
Texas Gulf Coast Anesthesia Society, TX
Member, 3/1997-present
Texas Hospital Association, Austin, TX
Executive Committee Member, 2007-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Kaplan RS, Witkowski M, Abbot M, Guzman AB, Higgins LD, Meara JG..Feeley TW. Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing to Identify Value Improvement Opportunities in Healthcare. J Healthc Manag 59(6):399-413, 11/2014.
2. Thaker NG, Guzman AB, Feeley TW, Jones TM, Incalcaterra JR, Kolom C.. Frank SJ. Defining the Value of Proton Therapy Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing. Oncol Payers 1(1):22-28, 9/2014.
3. Spinks TE, Walters RS, Fraile B, Culumber J, Moreno M, Feeley TW. Preparing for the Affordable Care Act: How Cancer Centers are Preparing for the Affordable Care Act. Oncol Payers 1(1):7-10, 9/2014.
4. Feeley TW, Sledge GA, Levit L, and Ganz PA. Improving the quality of cancer care in America through health information technology. J Am Med Inform Assoc 21(5):772-775, 7/2014.
5. Middleton LP, Feeley TW, Walters R, Hamilton SR, Albright HW, Moore JA. Second Opinion Pathology review is a patient safety mechanism that helps reduce error and decrease waste. J Oncol Pract 10(4):275-280, 7/2014.
6. Spinks T, Ganz PA, Sledge GW, Levit L, Hayman JA, Eberlein TJ, Feeley TW. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: The Critical Role of Quality Measurement. Healthcare 2(1):53-62, 3/2014.
7. Walters R, Albright HW, Weber RS, Feeley T, Hanna EY, Cantor T, Lewis CM, Burke T. Developing a System to Track Meaningful Outcome Measures in Head and Neck Cancer Treatment. Head & Neck 36(2):226-230, 2/2014.
8. French KE, Albright HW, Frenzel JC, Incalcaterra JR, Rubio AC, Jones JF, Feeley TW. Measuring the Value of Process Improvement Initiatives in a Preoperative Assessment Center Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing. Heathcare 1(3-4):136-142, 12/2013.
9. Popat K, McQueen K, Feeley TW. The global burden of cancer. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 27(4):399-408, doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2013.10.010., 12/2013.
10. Spinks T, Albright HW, Feeley TW, Walters R, Burke TW, Aloia T, Bruera E, Buzdar A, Foxhall L, Hui D, Summers B, Rodriguez A, Dubois R, Shine KI. Ensuring quality cancer care: A follow-up review of the Institute of Medicine's 10 recommendations for improving the quality of cancer care in America. Cancer 118(10):2571 - 82, 5/2012. e-Pub 11/2011. PMID: 22045610.
11. Albright HW, Feeley TW. A cancer center puts the new approach to work. Harv Bus Rev 89(9):61-2, 9/2011. PMID: 21939128.
12. Spinks TE, Walters R, Feeley TW, Albright HW, Jordan VS, Bingham J, Burke TW. Improving cancer care through public reporting of meaningful quality measures. Health Aff (Millwood) 30(4):664-72, 4/2011. PMID: 21471487.
13. Albright HW, Moreno M, Feeley TW, Walters R, Samuels M, Pereira A, Burke TW. The implications of the 2010 patient protection and affordable care act and the health care and education reconciliation act on cancer care delivery. Cancer 117(8):1564-74, 4/2011. e-Pub 11/2010. PMID: 21472704.


1. Feeley TW, Shine KI. Access to the Medical Record for Patients and Involved Providers: Transparency Through Electronic Tools. Annals of Internal Medicine 155(12):853-854, 12/20/2011, 12/2011.
Other Articles
1. Feeley TW. Improving the Quality of Cancer Care in America. DOTMed Business News, 11/2013.
2. Kaplan RS, Feeley TW, Witkowski ML, Albright HW. Intelligent Redesign of Health Care. Harvard Business Review: HBR Blog Network, October 14, 2013. e-Pub 10/2013.
3. Institute of Medicine (IOM). Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis. National Academies Press, 2013.


1. Feeley TW, Albright HW. Time-driven activity-based costing(TDABC). Innovations in Health Care Delivery Systems Symposium. University of Texas McCombs School of Business, Austin, TX, 2011.

Last updated: 12/3/2015