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Debra Patt, M.D., MPH, MBA

Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Patt is the executive vice president for policy and strategic initiatives. In this role she helps advocate for effective cancer policy at the state and federal level, and advises on strategy for various initiatives, such as telemedicine, optimizing growth and development of advanced practice providers, development of service lines, informatics initiatives and contracting.

Dr. Patt is a practicing oncologist and breast cancer specialist in Austin, Texas, and an active leader in breast cancer research, serving on the US Oncology Research breast cancer committee. She is a leader in clinical cancer informatics and is involved in system innovations to enhance care delivery. She is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Oncology- Clinical Cancer Informatics. Dr. Patt is on the executive committee and the board of directors for the Community Oncology Alliance, the Council on Legislation for the Texas Medical Association, the nominating committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and is president-elect for the Texas Society of Clinical Oncology.