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Mayo Clinic Physician To Head UT Health Cancer Center

UT Health San Antonio
Ruben Mesa, MD, will be the director of the UT Health Cancer Center starting in August 2017.

The man taking over the helm at the UT Health Cancer Center is coming to San Antonio from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Ruben Mesa, MD, is an oncologist who has served as principal investigator in more than 70 clinical trials. He is an  international expert in a group of bone marrow disorders that often lead to leukemia.

Mesa plans to make drug trials a strong focus when he starts his new job in August.

UT Health Cancer Center is one of four National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Centers in Texas serving 38 counties.

A new affiliation with the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston will be finalized this fall.


​The UT Health Cancer Center is part of UT Health San Antonio.

Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.