Jorge E. Cortes, MD

Jorge E. Cortes, MDDirector
Georgia Cancer Center
Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Jorge Cortes received his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City. He recently joined Augusta University as the Director of the Georgia Cancer Center in Augusta, Georgia, after being at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center since 1991 where he had taken on many roles in the Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine; including Deputy Department Chair, Chair of AML and CML Sections, Professor of Medicine and Internist. He holds the title of Jane and John Justin Distinguished Chair in Leukemia Research and is the Leukemia Fellowship Program Director.

As Director, Dr. Cortes continues the Georgia Cancer Center’s mission of obtaining National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation, while keeping the mission of ‘reducing the burden of cancer in the State of Georgia and across the globe through superior care, innovation and education’ at the forefront of all endeavors. He has over 230 grants and contracts where he was principal investigator. Dr. Cortes has authored nearly 1,000 peer-review original research articles with numerous other accolades towards his name and practice.

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