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Robert Hester MD

Robert H. Hester MD

Hematology/Oncology Fellow and Chief Fellow for Quality Improvement, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Dr. Hester is a third-year hematology / oncology fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, and served as the Chief Fellow for Quality Improvement for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Prior to medical school, Dr. Hester worked for several years as a project manager and financial manager at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Hester obtained his master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2005, and his MD from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2016. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in 2019. Dr. Hester’s research interests include quality improvement, value-based care, patient safety, and gastrointestinal malignancies. His goal is to improve the quality of oncologic care delivery at the local and national level.


MD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

MSc: TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Postgraduate Training:

Internship and Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Hematology / Oncology Fellowship: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Interests:

Gastrointestinal cancers, patient safety, quality improvement


Dr. Hester has no relevant disclosures.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Blood Transfusion Trends in the US