MD Anderson Cancer Center hires first-ever chief technology and digital officer


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has named David Jaffray, Ph.D., as its first-ever chief technology and digital officer. Dr. Jaffray will begin his new duties overseeing MD Anderson’s Information Services division and Information Security department in late summer, the center said in a statement.

In this role, new to MD Anderson, Dr. Jaffray will direct the design, acquisition, management and implementation of an enterprise-wide technology infrastructure, according to the center. He also will hold a faculty appointment as professor of Radiation Physics with a joint appointment in Imaging Physics.

Dr. Jaffray currently serves as executive vice president for Technology and Innovation at the University Health Network (UHN)/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Alberta, and his Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

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