Gerard J. Voorhees, MD, is a graduate of Creighton University Medical School. After completing an internship in internal medicine at St. Louis University Medical Center, he completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the New York University Medical Center.
He is a life member of the M.D. Anderson Faculty and Alumni Association.
Dr. Voorhees served as an assistant professor at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center before coming to Corpus Christi to open the Calallen Regional Cancer Center in 1997. He established his practice at the Corpus Christi Cancer Center in December of 2005.
In 2005, he worked with the Diocese of Corpus Christi to establish a St. Peregrine Society Chapter in order to strengthen the healing ministry of the local church. In that same year, he received the National St. Peregrine Society Healer recognition. The Diocese holds a St. Peregrine Mass on the first Sunday of the month at Our Lady of Corpus Christi church.
Dr. Voorhees has served in several capacities, including board president, for the Corpus Christi unit of the American Cancer Society as well as serving on several statewide committees. He was instrumental in starting the first Coastal Bend Relay For Life. He is currently a facilitator for local society support groups and is a member of their speakers bureau. Additionally, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has appointed Dr. Voorhees as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for a 3 year appointment ending August 31 of 2014.
In 2006, the American Cancer Society honored Dr. Voorhees with its most prestigious award, the National St. George Award, for outstanding volunteer activity contributing significantly to the society's nationwide strategic goals. Dr. Voorhees' goal is to not only treat the patient's cancer, but to treat the whole patient, offering compassionate care when people are in the most need.