Robert Coleman MDDr. Coleman is currently Professor & Deputy Chair, Vice Chair for Clinical Research and holds the Ann Rife Cox Chair in Gynecology. He was recruited back to the MD Anderson faculty in 2004 to help expand and coordinate the Department of Gynecologic Oncology clinical therapeutics program. Finishing the institution’s Gynecologic Oncology fellowship in 1993, he has distinguished himself as a key opinion leader in cancers of the female genital tract. He has authored and co-authored over 550 scientific publications, including over 207 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters, monographs, invited articles and textbooks including, The Handbook of Gynecologic Oncology, Clinical Lymphatic Mapping in Gynecologic Cancers, Prognostic and Predictive Factors in Gynecological Cancers, and most recently, An Atlas of Gynecologic Oncology. His research interests include novel therapeutics for gynecologic cancers, particularly those involved in angiogenesis, signal transduction and immunosurveillance, clinical trial design, and surgical education. He currently manages a therapeutic clinical trials program including a portfolio of over 80 prospective treatment trials and a research staff of 45 individuals. He is a frequently invited lecturer for national and international conferences and meetings where he continues to foster global scientific collaboration.