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John Mendelsohn

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Born(1936-08-31)August 31, 1936
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJanuary 7, 2019(2019-01-07) (aged 82)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
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John Mendelsohn (August 31, 1936 – January 7, 2019) was an American physician. He was President of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was MD Anderson President from 1996 to 2011.

After his retirement in 2011, Mendelsohn remained on the faculty as co-director of the new Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy. He was a senior fellow in health and technology at the Baker Institute.[1] Mendelsohn was only the third full-time president of MD Anderson.[2]

Mendelsohn died on January 7, 2019 from glioblastoma in Houston, aged 82.[3][4]