Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo serves as director of St. Jude Global and chair of the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine there, where he is also an executive vice president and holds the Four Stars of Chicago Endowed Chair in International Pediatric Research. A native of Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo first came to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1994 as a post-doctoral fellow. He went on to serve as a clinical researcher and faculty member for more than a decade before accepting a position in Boston at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, where he was director of the Pediatric Solid Tumor Program, medical director of the Clinical and Translational Investigations Program, and director of the Global Health Initiative in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders. He also served as professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In 2015, Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo returned to Memphis, Tennessee to lead the new Department of Global Pediatric Medicine at St. Jude and a new initiative, St. Jude Global. At present, the St. Jude Global Alliance includes more than 200 institutions in 68 countries. Additionally, Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo led an institutional effort to become the first World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer. As part of this partnership, WHO and St. Jude are collaborating with other organizations on the Global Initiative in Childhood Cancer.