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Dr. Puduvalli, MD, is chair of Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Co-director of the Brain Tumor Center, Co-leader of the Glioblastoma Moon Shot® and Leader of the Brain Cancer Program of the CCSG. He is an authority on developing novel therapies for patients with primary brain tumors — specifically malignant gliomas. Dr. Puduvalli joined the faculty at MD Anderson in 1999. He earned his degree from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in India and then completed his residency in neurology at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston and earned his fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson from the same program he would later direct.  Prior to his appointment as chair, he served as professor and director of clinical research of Neuro-Oncology and led the neuro-oncology fellowship program at MD Anderson. In 2013, he was recruited to the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center to serve as the director of the division of Neuro-oncology and was instrumental in establishing a multidisciplinary brain tumor center in that institution. He was recruited back to MD Anderson in 2020 to assume the position of chair of the Department of Neurooncology.