Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD
Dr. Kenneth B. McCredie Chair in Clinical Leukemia Research
Chief, Section of Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Department of Leukemia
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Guillermo Garcia-Manero received his medical degree and training at the University of Zaragoza in Spain and at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He continued his training with a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the Cardeza Foundation for Hematology Research, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he served as chief fellow. Dr. Guillermo Garcia-Manero is the Dr. Kenneth B. McCredie Chair in Clinical Leukemia Research in the Department of Leukemia at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also serves as the Chief of the Section of Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Vice Chairman for Translational Research, Leader of the AML/MDS Moon Shot Program, and Program Director of the Leukemia Fellowship Program. He recently was elected as Chair-elect of the Faculty Senate of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Garcia-Manero’s focus is on understanding the cellular and molecular biology of MDS and AML with an aim to improve therapeutic options for these patients. His work has been funded by NIH, DoD, LLS, CPRIT, and the MDS/AML Moon Shot project. He is currently PI/Co-PI on over 25 active AML/MDS clinical trials and has coauthored more than 682 manuscripts. Dr. Garcia-Manero directs one of the largest single institution units for patients with MDS and maintains one of the busiest clinics at MD Anderson. He has trained over 100 fellows and post-doctoral fellows and has been a speaker at multiple national and international forums. He has received numerous awards, including the Otis W. and Pearl L. Walters Faculty Achievement Award in Clinical Research and the Emil J. Freireich Award for Excellence in Translational Research. Dr. Garcia-Manero has also been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America each year since 2007.