Marty Heslin, MD, MSHA is the Executive Director of the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute at the University of South Alabama. Prior to this position, Dr. Heslin was the Associate Director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Executive vice chair of the Department of Surgery, the Chief of the Medical staff and was the James P. Hayes Jr. Endowed Professor in Gastrointestinal Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His clinical interests include hepatobiliary, pancreatic, colorectal and endocrine surgery and his research has focused on a variety of topics from surgical outcomes to physician management. Heslin graduated from Cornell University in microbiology and obtained his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed a general surgery residency at New York University Medical Center. Following the completion of a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, including two years as a research fellow, he joined the UAB faculty in 1996. Heslin holds a master’s degree in health administration from UAB. He is author or co-author on more than 120 publications and 10 book chapters. As the leading cancer research facility on the upper Gulf Coast, the Mitchell Cancer Institute serves as a center for advanced services in the treatment of cancer with radiation, surgical and medical oncology. The MCI operates in three locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties.