Kie Kian Ang, M.D., PhD., passed away on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 in Houston, TX. He
was born in China on May 26th, 1950.
Kian grew up in Indonesia and received his medical degree at the Catholic University of Leuven
in Belgium before coming to Houston, where he devoted close to 29 years to MD Anderson
Cancer Center as a radiation oncology professor. Recognized as an international thought leader
among his peers, he was a master clinician and a respected educator, authoring several
textbooks and credited to having literally written the book on how to use radiation to treat head
and neck cancer. Kian was also a highly accomplished scientist whose work changed the
practice of cancer care on an international scale. Kian was the acting Vice President of MD
Andersonís Global Academic Program and also held the endowed Gilbert H. Fletcher
Distinguished Memorial Chair. He has received the highest honors from many societies in his
field, including the ASTRO Gold Medal.
Kian will be remembered for his great sense of humor, love of travel and good wine and his
remarkable tennis skills. He loved to spend time with his familyespecially
at Ang family BBQ's
and Christmas. The amazing Kian will be missed dearly by his wife, Sunny, and children,
Angelica and Ramzi, Dimitri and Kimberly.
The celebration of Kian's life will be held at Bradshaw Carter Funeral Home at 1734 West
Alabama on Monday, June 24th with visitation starting at 6:00 pm followed by a service at 7:30
pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dr. Kian Ang Memorial Fund at MD
Anderson, www.mdanderson.org/gifts or 18005255841.