Dr. Adan Rios is a Professor in the Division of Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School. He received his medical degree from the University of Panama. He completed his fellowship in Medical Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he served for a decade in a variety of roles, including director of clinical research and academic affairs of the AIDS Program at the Institute for Immunological Disorders, the first clinical center in the United States devoted to the management and treatment of AIDS patients. He is internationally renowned for his work in HIV-associated malignancies and treatment of tumors with biological response modifiers. He is a general oncologist with a special interest in lymphoma, leukemia and immune compromised related malignancies. Dr. Rios is fluent in Spanish and is actively involved with the Hispanic community. His work has been recognized with several awards and distinctions, among them, the 2001 MD Anderson Cancer Center Distinguished Alumnus Award, the 2003 George Washington University Presidential Medal Award and the 2008 University of Texas Health Science Center Minority Services Award for his efforts on behalf of the education of minority students in the science and health fields.