The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently announced that Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, FRCA (UK), has been named Division Head of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. Dr. Gan will join MD Anderson’s faculty on September 1.
Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, FRCA (UK)
Dr. Gan will lead a division composed of 117 faculty members whose clinical practice and research activities include pediatric and adult anesthesia inside and outside of the operating room environment; care of the critically ill patient with cancer; optimization of patients’ preoperative and perioperative medical status; and management of acute and chronic cancer-related pain as well as the attendant effects on function and quality of life. The division also includes more than 260 support staff consisting of certified registered nurse anesthetists, advanced practice providers, and technical and administrative staff.
Peter WT Pisters, MD
“TJ is a world-renowned researcher and is known for his leadership accomplishments,” said Peter WT Pisters, MD, President of MD Anderson. “We are excited to bring his talents to MD Anderson, where his experience and knowledge will benefit all who have the opportunity to work and learn alongside him.”
“It is a privilege and honor to join one of the world’s most highly regarded and respected cancer centers,” said Dr. Gan.
Professional Interests and Training
Dr. Gan has published more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts focused on enhanced recovery after surgery and perioperative outcomes, investigating topics related to postoperative nausea and vomiting, pain, fluid and hemodynamic management, and anesthetic pharmacology. He is internationally known for his clinical research in perioperative outcomes and anesthetic pharmacology. He is also the primary author of the four international consensus guidelines on the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting, including the one published in 2020.
Dr. Gan is a fellow of both the Royal College of Anaesthetists of England and the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He is the founding President of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery, President of the Perioperative Quality Initiative, President Elect of the Association of Academic Anesthesiology Chairs, as well as Past President of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia and the International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology.