Dr. Vicente Valero is Deputy Chairman and Professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Valero obtained his MD from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Medicine, in 1980 and then completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, and at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. Throughout his career, Dr. Valero has published over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals, editorials and invited articles, 13 book chapters, and over 100 abstracts.
A primary investigator for several ongoing funded research protocols, Dr. Valero is also an acknowledged leader in his field, and is a much sought after speaker for local, national and international presentations. He believes that sharing all facets of breast cancer knowledge with other healthcare professionals and educating the public about this disease may result in its prevention, early detection and treatment.
He is a passionate teacher in the Medical Oncology Continuing Clinic for Fellows and medical oncology and internal medicine residents at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was honoured as the University of Texas Division of Medicine Teacher of the Year for the 1993 to 1994 and 1996 to 1997 academic years, as well as Educator of the Month for December 2003.