Joan Bull, M.D. is a full Professor and Director of the Division of Oncology at the University of Texas Medical School. She obtained her medical degree from Stanford University Medical School after graduating with a B.A. in Biology from Stanford University. After Internship at the University of Chicago Hospital, she returned to Stanford University Medical School for her Residency in Internal Medicine. For the next 10 years, Dr. Bull held research positions at the National Cancer Institute, first as Medical Officer, then Special Research Fellow, Senior Staff Fellow, and finally Senior Investigator in the Division of Cancer Treatment. It was at the National Cancer Intstitute that she began her research into hyperthermia. In 1980, Dr. Bull came to Houston as Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology of the Department of Internal Medicine and began her own research program in whole body hyperthermia. She is Director of the Oncology Clinic at Hermann Hospital, and also a member of the attending staff at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.