Dr. James Yao is a Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also holds the Deputy Department Chair of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology.

He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1995 and completed a clinical fellowship in clinical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2001.

Dr. Yao’s research focuses on treatment modalities for neuroendocrine tumors.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the NCI Investigational Drug Steering Committee. Dr. Yao is also the Vice Chair of the NCI Neuroendocrine Task Force Committee and the NANETS Chair Emeritus.