Joseph S. Bailes, MD


Dr. Bailes is a medical oncologist with wide-ranging expertise in clinical practice, legislation, public policy and advocacy. For nearly two decades, he served in various executive leadership roles for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), including terms as president, interim executive vice president and chief executive officer, and chair of the ASCO Government Relations Council.

Over the course of his career, he has also practiced in the private sector as a former partner in Texas Oncology, the largest oncology practice group in the country, and as a founding member of Physician Reliance Network (PRN), one of the corporate predecessors to US Oncology. During his tenure as president of PRN Research, Bailes oversaw clinical trials and drug development activities. Later, he was executive vice president for clinical affairs with US Oncology. He has also served on the board of directors of Ilex Oncology.

Dr. Bailes received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He completed his internship and residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and fellowship in medical oncology/hematology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In addition to his private practice experience, Bailes has served as clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center.