Joseph T. Ainsworth

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Joseph T. Ainsworth (1917-2010) was an American doctor who served as an administrator at M.D. Anderson Hospital in the 1970s and 1980s.


Ainsworth was born in Mississippi and attended the Tulane University School of Medicine. He was a flight surgeon with the US Air Force between 1943 and 1946, attaining the rank of Major before his retirement.[1][2]

In 1977 Ainsworth began his association with M. D. Anderson Hospital. He was later appointed vice president for patient care before retiring in 1989. Ainsworth was also an active member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.[1]

Ainsworth died on August 31, 2010, aged 93.[1]

The Joseph T. Ainsworth Volunteer Community Award honors Dr. Ainsworth and his continuing active involvement with many community projects.[citation needed]