107 oncologists on the move

Here are 107 oncologists starting new roles:

  1. David Linehan, MD, was named CEO of the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and senior vice president for health sciences.

  2. Flint, Mich.-based McLaren Proton Therapy Center welcomed radiation oncologist Moaaz Soliman, MD, to its team.

  3. Ciani Ellison, MD, a radiation oncologist, joined Little Rock-based Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

  4. Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Bassett Healthcare Network welcomed Elizabeth Pelkofski, MD, a gynecologic oncologist, to its team.

  5. Doris Ranski-Zazula, BSN, RN, was appointed vice president of the Detroit-based Karmanos Cancer Network, part of McLaren Health Care.

  6. Atlanta-based Piedmont Oncology Institute named Walter Curran Jr., MD, its new chief.

  7. Atlanta-based Emory University has selected Sandra Wong, MD, a surgical oncologist, to lead as the next dean of Emory University School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Emory Healthcare.

  8. Fargo, N.D.-based Essentia Health-South University Clinic welcomed radiation oncologist David Schwartz, MD, to its team.

  9. Jacksonville-based Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute appointed David Wenk, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist, to serve as assistant managing physician, effective Jan. 1.

  10. New Brunswick-based Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health in West Orange, N.J., have named Louise Ligresti, MD, chief of cancer survivorship.

  11. New York City-based NYU Langone Health named Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD, director of its Perlmutter Cancer Center after terminating the former director over social media use.

  12. Bayhealth Hematology/Oncology Associates welcomed medical oncologist Madhulika Urella, MD, to its team.

  13. Macarena de la Fuente, MD, chief of neuro-oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, was elected to the Society of Neuro-Oncology board of directors.

  14. Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomed Justin Kirkham, MD, a pediatric oncologist and hematology specialist, to its team. 

  15. Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope selected Alan Bryce, MD, as chief clinical officer of its Phoenix cancer center location.

  16. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital named Giles Robinson, MD, director of the department of oncology's division of neuro-oncology.

  17. Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD, was appointed chair of the department of radiation oncology for Massachusetts General Hospital and Chief of Enterprise Radiation Oncology for Mass General Brigham.

  18. Two oncologists joined City of Hope Chicago:
    • Tulio Rodriguez, MD, hematologic oncologist
    • Kevin King, MD, radiation oncologist

  19. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center welcomed breast cancer specialist Kylie Kang, MD, to the proton therapy facility.

  20. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego appointed Adel Younoszai, MD, co-director of the Heart Institute and division chief of cardiology of the department of pediatrics at UC San Diego.

  21. Debra Friedman, MD, was named deputy director of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

  22. Suffern, N.Y.-based Good Samaritan Hospital named hematologist and oncologist Carrie Brooke Wasserman, MD, associate director of the Bobbi Lewis Cancer Program.

  23. Atlantis Russ, MD, PhD, joined Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Care Center in Crosby, Minn.

  24. Tanya Kalin, MD, PhD, was named vice chair of translational research for the Phoenix Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

  25. The Tallahassee (Fla.) Memorial Cancer Center’s Walker Breast Program welcomed Shlermine Everidge, MD.

  26. Dallas-based Texas Oncology welcomed Vijian Dhevan, MD, board-certified in general surgery with expertise in surgical oncology, to its team.

  27. Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist in thoracic oncology, was named executive director of the Baltimore-based University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  28. Lisa Newman, MD, chief of the section of breast surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, both in New York City, and Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD, the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

  29. Washington Court House, Ohio-based Cancer Care Clinic at Adena Fayette Medical Center welcomed oncologist Nihar Patel, MD.

  30. Michael Zelefsky, MD, was named director of brachytherapy at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center in New York City.

  31. Breast surgeon Jamie Murphy, MD, joined Franciscan Physician Network Breast & Melanoma Specialists in Indianapolis.

  32. New York City-based New York Cancer & Blood Specialists welcomed radiation oncologist Paul Gliedman, MD, to its team.

  33. Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, a renowned physician-scientist in thoracic oncology, was appointed executive director of the Baltimore-based University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  34. Kevin Cao, MD, joined Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health as a cardio-oncologist.

  35. Joann Sweasy, PhD, was named director of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb.

  36. Rush Chewning, MD, was appointed as medical director of pediatric interventional radiology at San Diego-based Rady Children's.

  37. Bennington, Vt.-based Dartmouth Cancer Center welcomed medical oncologist James Kalmuk, MD, to its team.

  38. Michael Zelefsky, MD, was appointed director of brachytherapy at New York City-based NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center and vice chair for academic and faculty affairs in NYU Grossman School of Medicine's department of radiation oncology, effective Sept. 11.

  39. Fleming Island-based Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute welcomed hematologist and medical oncologist Raphael Bosse, MD, PhD.

  40. Little Rock, Ark.-based CARTI Cancer Center welcomed gynecologic oncologist Kathryn Kennedy, MD.

  41. Morta Lapkus, MD, a breast surgical oncologist, joined Naperville, Ill.-based Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group.

  42. Nina D'Abreo, MD, was named as chief of the division of hematology and medical oncology at New York City-based NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Center—Sunset Park, effective Sept. 1.

  43. Dana Haynie was appointed president of oncology services at Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy.

  44. Tifton, Ga.-based Tift Regional Medical Center welcomed Sahithi Chittamuri, MD.

  45. Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Family Cancer Institute named Simon Khagi, MD director of neuro-oncology.

  46. New York City-based New York Cancer & Blood Specialists welcomed Jason Naziri, MD.

  47. Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health welcomed back Zuhair Ghanem, MD.

  48. Tracy Crane, PhD, co-lead of cancer control at Miami-based Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named vice chair of NRG Oncology's Cancer Prevention and Control Committee, a National Clinical Trials Network group focused on improving outcomes for cancer patients in clinical research.

  49. Damon Reed, MD, joined New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as the inaugural head of the division of pediatric solid tumors and as chief of the pediatric sarcoma service.

  50. City of Hope Phoenix welcomes four oncologists to its team:
    • Christopher Chen, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist, joined City of Hope Phoenix, practicing at the Gilbert Outpatient Care Center.
    • Tibor Kovacsovics, MD, joined City of Hope Phoenix as a hematologic oncologist and the hospital's leukemia program medical director.
    • Craig Hullett, MD, PhD, joined City of Hope Phoenix as a radiation oncologist.
    • Jonathan Moayyad, MD, joined City of Hope Phoenix as a radiation oncologist.

  51. Nashville, Tenn.-based Thyme Care appointed Samyukta Mullangi, MD, as medical oncology director.

  52. Niki Patel, MD, a hematologist-oncologist, joined the division of medical oncology at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Cancer.

  53. Medical oncologist Leslie Popplewell, MD, transferred from City of Hope Duarte (Calif.) to City of Hope Atlanta.

  54. Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Cancer Institute and Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute tapped Samuel Goldlust, MD, to spearhead Saint Luke's neuro-oncology program.

  55. Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Oncology Specialists welcomed Darren Mullins, MD.

  56. Gainesville-based University of Florida Health Cancer Center appointed two leaders of clinical research:
    • Thomas George, MD, as deputy director
    • Paul Crispen, MD, as associate director

  57. Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope named David Craig, PhD, professor and founding chair of the newly created department of integrative translational sciences within the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

  58. New York City-based New York Cancer & Blood Specialists welcomed hematologist-oncologist Vernon Wu, MD.

  59. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the University of Washington department of medicine, both based in Seattle, named Sara Hurvitz, MD, senior vice president of the clinical research division at Fred Hutch and head of the division of hematology and oncology at the university.

  60. Washington, D.C.-based Medstar Georgetown Cancer Institute welcomed Kathan Mehta, MD.

  61. Illinois-based Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Harvard and Mercyhealth Hospital and Physician Clinic-Crystal Lake welcomed Ginny Kamboj, MD.

  62.  Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital tapped two leaders:
    •  Warren "Jack" Pledger, MD, as associate director of basic sciences
    • Timothy Yeatman, MD, as associate director of translational research at TGH Cancer Institute.

  63. City of Hope Atlanta welcomed four new oncologists:
    • Priya Vishnubhotla, MD, a medical oncologist
    • Sabarish Ram Ayyappan, MD, a hematologic oncologist
    • Dhivya Prabhakar, MD, triple board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology
    • Jason Budde, MD, a thoracic surgeon

  64. Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center appointed W. Gregory Sawyer, PhD, to lead the newly launched department of bioengineering.

  65. Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville (Fla.) named Anderson Collier III, MD, division chief of hematology and oncology, department of pediatrics.

  66. Charles Foucar, MD, joined Albuquerque-based University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center as a hematologist-oncologist.

  67. Glenn Preston, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist, joined Midland-based MyMichigan Health.
  68. Nashville, Tenn.-based Sarah Cannon Research Institute named Ishwaria Subbiah, MD, executive director of cancer care equity and professional wellness.

  69. Indianapolis-based Franciscan Physician Network Oncology and Hematology Specialists welcomed Arshad Husain, MD.

  70. Philadelphia-based Fox Chase Cancer Center welcomed Abigail Berman, MD, as an assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology.

  71. Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute welcomed two medical oncologists to its clinic in Delray Beach: 
    • Elena Kruglyak, MD
    • Samarth Reddy, MD

  72. Somerset, N.J.-based ProCure Proton Therapy Center welcomed radiation oncologist Timothy Chen, MD. 

  73. Rock Springs, Wyo.-based Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County appointed Dawn Piaia, BSN, medical oncology/hematology director at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center.

  74. David Winchester, MD, joined City of Hope Chicago as a surgical oncologist at its outpatient care center in Gurnee, Ill.

  75. Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital appointed Nikesh Shah, MD, a clinical investigator, to the TGH Cancer Institute.

  76. David Bull, MD, has been named vice president and medical director of heart and vascular at Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health.

  77. Camille Ragin, PhD, associate director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Philadelphia-based Fox Chase Cancer Center, was appointed chair of the Minorities in Cancer Research Council for the American Association for Cancer Research.

  78. Joanna Sesti, MD, was appointed director of thoracic surgery, Northern Region at West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health, a spokesperson for the health system shared with Becker's.

  79. Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health established its first endowed chair at the Novant Health Cancer Institute and named David Rizzieri, MD, system physician executive for the cancer institute, its inaugural physician.

  80. Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope appointed John Carpten, PhD, director of the comprehensive cancer center, director of Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and chief scientific officer.

  81. Medical oncologist Nathaniel Cook, MD, joined the staff of Fall River, Mass.-based Saint Anne's Hospital Regional Cancer Center.

  82. Two cancer experts have been named to lead Mount Sinai’s new Tisch Cancer Hospital, which is due to open in 2027. 

  83. Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, has been appointed chief medical officer of the hospital and vice president of cancer clinical affairs.

  84. Ash Tewari, MD, has been appointed surgeon-in-chief of the hospital.

  85. Gary Schwartz, MD, chief of the hematology and oncology division at New York City-based Columbia University Irving Medical Center, was appointed director of the Cleveland-based Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.

  86. Olean, N.Y.-based Upper Allegheny Health System welcomed Hasan Rizvi, MD, a hematologist and oncologist, to Foothills Medical Group.

  87. New Orleans-based Louisiana Cancer Research Center appointed Stefan Grant, MD, deputy director.

  88. New York City-based Mount Sinai Morningside named Sean Pinney, MD, an expert in advanced heart failure and transplantation, chief of cardiology.

  89. Worcester-based UMass Cancer Center appointed Jonathan Gerber, MD, as director.

  90. Radiation oncologist Elesyia Outlaw-Evans, MD, joined City of Hope Atlanta's physician team.

  91. Daniel Bruetman, MD, joined City of Hope Chicago as medical oncologist at the Downtown Chicago Outpatient Care Center.

  92. Jordan Berlin, MD, was named director of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt's division of hematology and oncology.

  93. Ajay Gopal, MD, a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center medical oncologist, was appointed the Stephen H. Petersdorf Endowed Chair in Cancer Care at Seattle-based UW Medicine.

  94. Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital appointed Julie Park, MD, as the chair of the department of oncology.

  95. Georgia Cancer Specialists welcomed Joan Cain, MD, to its Midtown Atlanta and Fayetteville clinics.

  96. Port Orange-based Florida Urology Center welcomed John Burgers, MD, to its practice.

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