Anita Ying

Medical Director of the Endocrine Center and Assistant Professor in Endocrinology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
(M.D., Rice MBA '13)

Dr. Anita Ying is the Medical Director for the MD Anderson Endocrine Center, which cares for patients with endocrine tumors or endocrine complications from other cancers. She provides clinical care for children and adults with endocrine tumors and oversees the clinical operations of the center. 

Dr. Ying is a faculty advisor for the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation (ICCI). ICCI builds on the work of Michael Porter’s principles of value-based health care delivery, focusing on defining the outcomes for cancer patients and costs of care. 

Dr. Ying oversees the clinical operations of seven ambulatory centers. Dr. Ying is also one of the executives leading creation of a centralized financial clearance center and reorganization of patient access to improve the patient experience at MD Anderson. She also serves on the board for the San Jose Clinic, a safety net clinic that provides medical, dental, and pharmacy care for the uninsured. 

She received her M.D. from Duke University, completed a residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Duke and a fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center. She joined MD Anderson as faculty in 2008. She has written numerous book chapters, articles, and clinical reviews on the care for adults and children with inherited endocrine tumor syndromes and thyroid cancer. She completed her Executive MBA with Healthcare specialization at Rice University in May 2013, and received the Jones Scholar Award.