Dr. Ajani is a Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He received his doctor of medicine from Government Medical College, Nagpur, India. He is interested in upper gastrointestinal cancer research and focuses on combined modality trials for gastric and esophageal cancers. Dr. Ajani has led numerous phase II and III randomized trials and has participated in Cooperative Groups. He currently chairs the NCCN committee for gastroesophageal cancers and has participated actively in the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology (ISGIO; www.isgio.org). Dr. Ajani is currently the editor of ISGIO’s journal Gastrointestinal Oncology Research.