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UT MD Anderson Cancer Center names interim president

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HOUSTON – Marshall E. Hicks has been named the interim president of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven announced the appointment on Friday.

Hicks will take the position on March 21.

Ronald A. DePinho’s retirement as president is effective March 20.

Hicks, 59, served as Division Head of Diagnostic Imaging at MD Anderson since 2010.

“Dr. Hicks is a widely respected leader within the MD Anderson family, with nearly 20 years of service on the faculty,” McRaven said. “When we discussed potential candidates for the interim presidency, Dr. Hicks’ name came up time and time again. His colleagues throughout the institution have great trust and confidence in him.”

Hicks has authored of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, specializes in interventional radiology and served nationally as former president of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

“I am honored to be asked to serve MD Anderson as its interim president,” Hicks said. “This extraordinary institution holds a special place in the hearts of its patients and their families, our outstanding faculty and trainees, our dedicated staff, the Houston community and people across the world.”

According to a release from the hospital, Hicks has been a collaborator in many clinical research studies of a wide range of different types of cancers, including, among other sites, those involving the lung, liver, colon, head and neck.