John C. Frenzel

Chief Medical Information Officer
MD Anderson Cancer Center
John C. Frenzel, M.D., M.S. is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia at the Mayo Clinic. In 2001 he earned a master’s degree in Medical Informatics from the University of Texas and joined M.D. Anderson faculty later that year. In 2009 he was asked to coordinate and lead the development and installation of the institution’s Clinical Data Warehouse which sought to bring together clinical and genomic data within a single unified structure. In 2011 he was asked to lead the institution’s EHR strategy, which ultimately resulted in the selection of Epic. He helped to guide the institution's effort to install the Epic EHR which was the largest complex single stage (big bang) go-live at an academic site in Epic’s history. The project was completed on budget and 3 months ahead of the original schedule with M.D. Anderson achieving HIMSS level 6 certification. He has published on topics pertaining to anesthesiology, clinical informatics and hospital revenue optimization efforts based on Time Driven Activity Based Costing. He is Board certified in both Anesthesiology and Informatics.