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Published on July 10, 2018

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System Launches Oncology Institute

 

TYLER, TX – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System started a new chapter in cancer care in Northeast Texas with the opening of the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Oncology Institute and the addition of its leader Steven Curley, M.D., FACS. The Oncology Institute is an expansion of cancer care at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and will offer surgical treatment of gastrointestinal, rectal, pancreas and liver cancers.

 

“We are thrilled to be adding Dr. Curley to our outstanding team as we build and develop the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Oncology Institute,” said Jason Markham, Chief Administrative Officer at CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. “He brings a wealth of expertise and experience to this system and to the communities of Northeast Texas. He will be an invaluable asset to CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and an invaluable resource in offering the highest levels of care to our patients here.”

 

Dr. Curley joins CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System from Houston, where he is a Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Professor in Nano-Materials Science at Rice University and at The University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Curley was also serving as the Director of the local and regional CHI Oncology Service line at the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Associate Director for Clinical Affairs at the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Curley was at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson on the faculty for 22 years and joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in January 2014.

 

“Dr. Curley is a gifted and compassionate caregiver who is driven to go much further than the extra mile for his patients through research and development of new techniques and methods to treat patients and improve outcomes,” said Steven Keuer, M.D., President of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “He has been repeatedly recognized by his peers in the medical field, in academia and throughout the world for his progress and achievements, and the people of Northeast Texas will benefit greatly from his being a part of our nationally-recognized team of health care providers.”

 

Dr. Curley has earned numerous recognized for care and research, including being named to the Texas Super Doctors by Texas Monthly from 2016-2018, listed on America’s Top Doctors for Castle Connolly from 2001-2018, listed on America’s Top Doctors for Cancer Database from 2009-2018, named among the Top 1% of Physicians by U.S. News & World Report, listed in the Best Doctors in America Database from 2006-present, and earning the Tribeca Disruptive Innovator Award in 2012, the Patient’s Choice Award for Most Compassionate Doctors from 2001-2018, and the Patient’s Choice Recognition by Consumer Research from 2008-2018.

 

When not performing surgery or seeing patients in clinic, Dr. Curley has been focused on clinical and laboratory research and education of residents and fellows. His research laboratory has been involved in the design, bench testing, preclinical testing, and then clinical testing of two devices which have successfully gone through the full FDA approval process.

 

“I’m thrilled to be joining CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and embarking on this incredible journey to build and develop the Oncology Institute so that we can help patients to lead healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives,” said Dr. Curley. “Alongside this talented team of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and Associates, we will work collegially and collaboratively to provide state-of-the-art surgical care for cancer patients combined with multidisciplinary care and clinical trials options.”

Reviewed by WK on July 10, 2018

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