MD Anderson names Dr. David Jaffray 1st chief technology and digital officer

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has selected David Jaffray, PhD, to serve as its inaugural chief technology and digital officer.

Dr. Jaffray will also serve as a professor of radiation physics with a joint appointment in imaging physics at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

He is currently executive vice president for technology and innovation at the University Health Network/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto,Canada. He was the founding director of preclinical and computational cores for the STTARR Innovation Centre and director of the Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health at UHN.

Dr. Jaffray has received several awards, including the Gold Medal from the American Society of Radiation Oncology in 2018. He has 75 peer-reviewed publications to his name, and he holds several patents for healthcare devices and technology.

In his new role, Dr. Jaffray will be responsible for the strategic design, acquisition, management and implementation of a technology infrastructure enterprisewide as well as data governance and data management.

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