Dr. Cortes, who serves as Director of the Georgia Cancer Center in Augusta, Georgia, was honored with the Michael J. Keating Award from Society of Hematologic Oncology (SOHO) during a plenary session at the Society’s annual meeting.
The award recognizes a SOHO member who has significantly contributed to the advancement of cancer treatment and research in the field of hematologic oncology. Dr. Cortes is an active member of the SOHO Education and Scientific Committees and has served the society for a decade.
He was previously at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 27 years, where he was a Professor of Medicine and Internist. Additionally, he served multiple roles in the Department of Leukemia and the Division of Cancer Medicine at MD Anderson.
The award was created in honor of Michael J. Keating, MD, a founding member of the society and “major contributor to the field of leukemia research and treatment,” according to SOHO. Dr. Keating served as SOHO’s present in 2017 and has held positions on SOHO’s Steering and Education committees and its Board of Directors.