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Alex Haynes, M.D., MPH

UT Health Austin Care Team Member
Education

M.D.
Wayne State University

MPH
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Fellowship, Complex General Surgical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Fellowship, Health and Policy Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

About

Alex Haynes, M.D., MPH, is the inaugural associate chair of investigation and discovery and an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. He is also a courtesy associate professor in the Department of Oncology.

Haynes is charged with developing the research strategy for the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, including facilitating collaborations between faculty members and other departments within Dell Medical School and across The University of Texas at Austin campus. Haynes is a practicing surgical oncologist with a focus on melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma.

Prior to joining Dell Med, Haynes was an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served as the director of the safe surgery program at Ariadne Labs, a center for health care delivery innovation at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Haynes received his medical degree from Wayne State University and his Master of Public Health from Columbia University, followed by surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. His research has focused on implementation of tools to improve patient safety and outcomes of surgery at scale, both in the United States and abroad. He has published extensively in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Surgery and Health Affairs and serves on the editorial board of Annals of Surgical Oncology. Haynes and his family are excited to return to Texas be a part of Dell Med’s unique mission.