Jorge E. Cortes, MD is the director of the Georgia Cancer Center. Cortes joined the
Cancer Center on September 1, 2019 after spending 23 years at The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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.