Sandra S. Hatch, MD
Dr. Sandra “Sunny” Hatch, joined UTMB in 1997 and currently serves as the professor and chair ad interim for the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Hatch’s practice is centered on the care of patients with breast and
gynecological malignancies, with her research focused primarily on minimizing toxicity and enhancing the quality of care and outcomes for these patients. Prior to joining UTMB, she was in private practice in Houston for six years.
Dr. Hatch received her undergraduate degree in engineering from Tennessee Technological University, her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and spent a transitional year at Central Texas
Medical Foundation at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin before completing her residency training at UTMB and Baylor.
In 2003, Dr. Hatch was awarded the Ruth Levy Kempner Professorship in Breast Cancer, and in 2007 she was named to the Irma Labardini Mendoza and Jesse Jesus Mendoza Chair in Breast and Gynecologic Malignancies, which was established to
recognize the care Dr. Hatch delivered. In 2012, this endowed position was elevated to Distinguished Chair by Mrs. Delores Mendoza, further honoring the family and the patient-centered approach to care by Dr. Hatch. Dr. Hatch continues
to hold the Mendoza chair and in 2017 she was named the John Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair in Radiation Therapy. She was inducted as part of the first group of clinicians to the UTMB Academy of Master Clinicians, where she currently
serves as director of the Executive Committee.
Dr. Hatch also has been listed in multiple venues for her patient care, including Best Doctors in America, Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors, Houstonian Magazine’s Top Doctors and Consumer’s Research Council of America: Top
Oncologists and Top Radiologists.
This year, she was also honored as a recipient of the Roberto Logano MD Award and Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine and has received honorary fellowship in the American College of Radiology, an honor which places her in the Top
10 percent of radiation oncologists in the U.S.
In addition to her exceptional work in patient care and research, Dr. Hatch is also a respected and much-beloved educator. She has been honored multiple times as Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology
and has previously received the Excellence in Teaching Award from this Academy.