Harry Gibbs, M.D.
Chief Diversity Officer, HR Administration
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Gibbs is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and is the Chief Diversity Officer, with appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Disparities Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He’s also adjunct Professor in the School of Health Sciences in Houston, Texas. In his role as Chief Diversity Officer, he serves as the director of institutional programs and initiatives related to diversity issues. He has designed, developed, and produced workshops and seminars, both internal and multi-center, focused on minority faculty and staff development. His work includes diversity initiatives for organizational advancement, mentoring, and cross-cultural communications. He is the Chairman of MD Anderson’s Diversity Council and a member of the American Leadership Council on Diversity in Healthcare, part of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management
A New York native, Dr. Gibbs received his Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. After several tours as an Air Force officer and practicing cardiologist, Dr. Gibbs joined MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1990 as a cardiologist. He has also received postgraduate training at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Newfield Network Certified Coach Training Program. He currently serves as the chairperson, Board of Directors for the Texas Diversity Council.
His experiences as a physician, educator, administrator and cancer survivor have given Dr. Gibbs a unique and multifaceted view of the healthcare system and the role that culture plays in it. As a certified mediator as well as an executive coach, he is aware of the challenges faced by diverse individuals in the competitive environment of academic medicine.
When not wearing multiple administrative hats, Dr. Gibbs enjoys sailing, motorcycle riding, pistol shooting, photography and modern cooking. He is married with three children.