Mahendra C. Patel, M.D.

Secretary
Appointed By:
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Term:
September 15, 2018 - January 31, 2021 
Hometown:
San Antonio
Subcommittee Membership:
Board Governance (Chair), Scientific Research, Prevention

Dr. Mahendra C. Patel is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist in San Antonio. He has an extensive record of leadership in the San Antonio medical community, including his time as the Medical Board Chair at Methodist Healthcare System and as the Chief of Staff at Methodist Children’s Hospital. While at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, he was instrumental in developing the division of pediatric neuro-oncology as a principal investigator on numerous phase one/two clinical trials researching brain tumors in pediatric patients.

"We are working to eradicate cancer on multiple fronts from prevention, early detection, to curing cancer using innovative multi-modal systems and also to cure cancer with a continuum of medical and non-medical interventions," Dr. Patel said. "I look forward to working with the members of the CPRIT Oversight Committee and above all to serving the people of Texas as we continue the fight against cancer."

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