Richard G. Gorlick, M.D., Medical Director Emeritus
Dr. Richard Gorlick is the H. Grant Taylor, M.D., W.W. Sutow, M.D., and Margaret P.
Sullivan, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Pediatrics and Division Head, Department
Chair, and Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
Center (MD Anderson) in Houston, Texas. He is also Department Chair ad interim
of Sarcoma Medical Oncology at MD Anderson.
At MD Anderson, he directs a research laboratory focused on drug resistance and
mechanisms of pathogenesis in osteosarcoma. He is active in clinical trials and
care for patients with bone sarcomas.
Dr. Gorlick is the Past Chair of the Bone Tumor Disease Committee of the
Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the international research organization devoted
to optimizing the cure of childhood cancer through scientific discovery.
Prior to relocating to Houston, Dr. Gorlick served as the Division Head of Pediatric
Hematology/Oncology at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of
Medicine from 2004 through 2016 having worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center before then. He first became involved with Happiness is Camping
at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1993. He served as the Happiness Is
Camping Medical Director from 1998 to 2016. Since relocating to Houston in 2016,
he continues to serve as Medical Director Emeritus.