Jack A. Roth, MD, FACS

SAB Chairman

Jack A. Roth, MD, FACS, is the Chairman of our SMA Board. Dr. Roth is an internationally renowned cancer expert and oncology pioneer. He is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Thoracic Surgery, Professor of Molecular & Cellular Oncology, Director of the Keck Center for Innovative Cancer Therapies, and Chief of Section of Thoracic Molecular Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Roth is a prolific inventor and the author of more than 600 peer reviewed publications. He is a pioneer in the clinical use of DNA as a therapeutic agent. He is the first clinical investigator approved by the FDA and NIH-RAC to conduct direct patient gene therapy clinical trials. Dr. Roth has over 20 years of experience in developing new cancer therapeutics for commercial application and is an inventor of our key intellectual property.


  • Professor and Bud Johnson Clinical Distinguished Chair, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; Chief, Section of Thoracic Molecular Oncology; Professor of Molecular and Cellular Oncology; UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Director, W.M. Keck Center for Innovative Cancer Therapies