Speakers

 

Thomas Aloia, MD 
Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology 
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 
 
Dr. Thomas Aloia is a Hepatobiliary Surgical Oncologist in the Gastrointestinal Center at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 
 
Dr. Aloia received his medical degree from the University of California – Los Angeles Geffen School of Medicine. His postgraduate training included a general and thoracic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center and fellowships in Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson and Hepatobiliary/Liver Transplantation at the Paul Brousse Hospital in Paris, France. He has recently completed a Certificate in Healthcare Management at the Rice University (Jones) Business School. 
 
Dr. Aloia's clinical expertise is in hepatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery and liver transplantation surgery. He is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple medical and surgical journals and serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Oncology Practice, Surgery, Annals of Surgery and the Annals of Surgical Oncology. He has published over 150 manuscripts related to his areas of research interests including advanced liver imaging techniques, chemotherapy-induced liver injury, enhanced surgical recovery and the medical economics of cancer surgery. 
 
At MD Anderson, he has focused his administrative efforts in the areas of patient safety, quality, and functional outcomes including his role as the ACS NSQIP Surgeon Champion and as the Chair of the Division of Surgery Continuous Quality Improvement Committee. 
 
Recently, Dr. Aloia was appointed as Program Director of the Department of Surgical Oncology's Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery and International Surgical Oncology Fellowship Programs, Associate Medical Director of the MD Anderson Gastrointestinal Disease Center, Deputy Department Chair for Education, and Head of the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation.