We are proud to announce that Jorge E. Cortes, MD will be the Director of the Georgia
Cancer Center as of September 1, 2019. He comes to the Georgia Cancer Center after
spending the last 23 years at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where
he has taken on many roles in the Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine;
including his roles as the Deputy Department Chair, the Chair of AML and CML Sections,
Professor of Medicine and Internist. Cortes holds the title of Jane and John Justin
Distinguished Chair in Leukemia Research and is the Leukemia Fellowship Program Director.
He is also the Deputy Division Head for the Cancer Network, and Chair of the Executive
IRB at MD Anderson.
Cortes obtained his undergraduate and post-graduate training in Mexico City before completing his fellowship in Houston, TX. He has over 230 grants and contracts where he was principal investigator. He has authored nearly 1,000 peer-review original research articles with numerous other accolades towards his name and practice.
The Cortes family, Jorge, his wife and two children, will be transferring to the Augusta area from Houston. They are excited to experience all the beauty and culture our area has to offer and will enjoy the cooler weather.
As director, Cortes will continue the Georgia Cancer Center’s mission of obtaining National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation, all while keeping our mission of ‘reducing the burden of cancer in the State of Georgia and across the globe through superior care, innovation and education’ at the forefront of all endeavors. With his experience and drive to be a leader in finding new treatment options for this disease, it gives us great hope and honor to have him join our team.