Joseph L. Nates

Dr. Joseph L. Nates is a professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he serves as the Deputy Chair and Patient Safety and Quality Officer of the Department of Critical Care in the Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine. He previously served as the Medical Director of the Onco-Hematologic Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Units at MD Anderson Cancer Center, as well as the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit and Neuro-Critical Care Program at Memorial-Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Dr. Nates is the Founder and President of the Oncologic Critical Care Network (ONCCC-R-NET), a global organization dedicated to advancing oncologic critical care research and education. He has been at the forefront of establishing Oncologic Critical Care as a new subspecialty and spreading this knowledge worldwide. To achieve this goal, he has led and co-authored the first two comprehensive oncologic critical care textbooks in both Spanish and English. He has also authored over 400 scientific publications, including peer-reviewed articles, editorials, books, manuals, and book chapters. Additionally, he has established regional and global collaborative networks and organized several Oncologic Critical Care symposiums.

In recognition of his contributions to critical care, Dr. Nates was awarded the title of Master of Critical Care Medicine by the American College of Critical Care Medicine in 2018. The same year, he received the International Master of Critical Care Medicine award from the Chilean Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine for his global contributions to the development of Oncologic Critical Care. In 2022, Dr. Nates became the Founding President of the Global Oncologic Critical Care Society.