Baptist Cancer Center Leaders

Our leaders have helped Baptist evolve into the innovative institution it is today. Under the guidance of our administrators and leaders Baptist Cancer Center is able to provide the compassionate care patients deserve while remaining on the leading-edge of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Paul DePriest, MD, MHCM

Vice President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Paul DePriest, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerDr. DePriest serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. He previously served as the CMO of UK HealthCare Hospitals and their Ambulatory Clinics and was the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Dr. DePriest was also Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at UK HealthCare. During his tenure at the University of Kentucky, he also served as an Associate Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director of Surgical Services, Residency Program Director and the interim department chairman.

Dr. DePriest completed his MD, residency and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at UK HealthCare, where he has practiced since that time. He received a Master's of Science in Healthcare Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2005.

Ann Bishop, RN, MSN, CMHP, FACHE

System Administrator

Ann Bishop, RN, MSN, CMHP, FACHE, MD, MHCM, System AdministratorMs. Bishop serves as the System Administrator for Oncology for the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation headquartered in Memphis, TN. In this role, she has oversight for the clinical and programmatic development of the Baptist Cancer Centers with locations in MS, AR, and TN. Ms. Bishop has over thirty-five years of experience in the healthcare industry and has served the majority of those years with Baptist in various leadership roles.

Ms. Bishop received her MSN in Nursing Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993 and received her board certification as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2010.

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