John V. Heymach, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology
Chief, Section of Thoracic Medical Oncology
University of Texas
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


Dr. Heymach is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology and Cancer Biology and serves as the Chief of the Thoracic Medical Section at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The focus of his laboratory is the development of biomarkers for selecting patients most likely to benefit from targeted agents; investigating mechanisms of therapeutic resistance; and understanding the regulation of angiogenesis in lung cancer. He is the Director of the Thoracic Blood Biomarker Laboratory and, as a clinical investigator, leads a number of clinical trials for targeted agents in lung cancer. 

Dr. Heymach received his medical and graduate degrees from Stanford University and completed his clinical training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women′s Hospital. He has authored over 90 peer-reviewed research publications, articles, and book chapters.