70 oncology leaders on the move in 2022

Here are 70 oncology leaders who started new roles in 2022:

  1. Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health tapped Ruben Mesa, MD, for director of the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center in Winston-Salem and the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte.

  2. Detroit-based Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute appointed Regina Doxtader as vice president and chief financial officer.

  3. Goshen (Ind.) Center for Cancer Care named Urs von Holzen, MD, medical director.

  4. New York City-based NYU Langone Health named Melissa Fana, MD, director of women's health for Suffolk County and chief of service for breast surgery at Long Island (N.Y.) Community Hospital.

  5. New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center appointed Lawrence Schwartz, MD, as chair of the radiology department.

  6. Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian tapped Carlos Becerra, MD, as medical director of cancer research for its Hoag Family Cancer Institute.

  7. Joseph Califano, MD, was named director of the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.

  8. Gilbert, Ariz.-based Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center appointed Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, as chief of gynecology oncology.

  9. El Paso (Texas) Children's Hospital named Michael Rytting, MD, as medical director for its Southwest University Pediatric Blood and Cancer Center.

  10. Jupiter (Fla.) Medical Center named John Rimmer, MD, medical director of its comprehensive breast cancer program.

  11. Antonio Iavarone, MD, was appointed deputy director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

  12. Medical oncologist Tiffany Shaw, MD, joined Pasadena, Calif.-based Huntington Cancer Center as the regional medical director for supportive care medicine.

  13. Gynecologic oncologist Jeannine Villella, DO, was appointed director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute Cancer Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

  14. Dr. Naoto Ueno, PhD, was appointed director of the Honolulu-based University of Hawai'i Cancer Center.

  15. Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Cancer welcomed nine oncology specialists to Pasadena, Calif.-based affiliate Huntington Cancer Center:
    • Amy Polverini, MD, medical director of breast surgery at Huntington.

    • Tiffany Shaw, MD, regional medical director of supportive care medicine.
    • Alicia Terando, MD, regional medical director of surgical oncology specializing in breast cancer and melanoma.

    • Tina Wang, MD, clinical director and physician specializing in the treatment of breast, liver and lung cancer, with a focus on immunotherapy.

    • Ruth Williamson, MD, clinical director of radiation oncology.

    • Dr. Yuan Yuan, PhD, director of breast oncology.
  1. Lee Zou, PhD, was named chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University School of Medicine.

  2. Leonard Henry, MD, was named medical director and surgical oncologist at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah, Ga.

  3. The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center appointed Jasmin Tiro, PhD, as associate director of cancer prevention and population sciences.

  4. Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences appointed Dr. Sunny Singh director of the UAMS Baptists Health Cancer Center, and he is now part of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a hematologist and oncologist.

  5. Monica Bertagnolli, MD, started her new role as the 16th director of the National Cancer Institute.

  6. Leonard Henry, MD, was named medical director and surgical oncologist at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah, Ga.

  7. Richmond, Va.-based VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU Health appointed Paula Fracasso, MD, PhD, as deputy director of the cancer center and senior vice president of the cancer service line at VCU Health.

  8. Atlanta-based Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University named Reshma Jagsi, MD, as chair of the department of radiation oncology.

  9. New Brunswick, N.J.-based Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health named Matthew Matasar, MD, MS, as chief of blood disorders.

  10. Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Cancer appointed James Turkson, PhD, director for diversity, inclusion and strategy.

  11. New York City-based NYU Longone Health appointed Oren Cahlon, MD, as senior vice president and deputy chief clinical officer.

  12. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine appointed Sophia George, PhD, as its inaugural associate director of diversity, equity and inclusion.

  13. Marc Botnick, MD, a board-certified radiation oncologist, was named regional medical director for radiation oncology at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Cancer.
  14. Pebbles Fagan, PhD, became associate director for cancer prevention and control for the Little Rock, Ark.-based Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

  15. New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine selected Jedd Wolchok, MD, as the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center.

  16. Detroit-based Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Hospital selected Brian Gamble as its new president.

  17. The American Society for Radiation Oncology appointed Howard Sandler, MD, its president-elect.

  18. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston selected Donna Hansel, MD, PhD, as the new division head of pathology and laboratory medicine.

  19. New York City-based Ludwig Cancer Research Institute named Pat Morin, PhD, its new deputy scientific director.

  20. New Haven, Conn.-based Yale Cancer Center appointed Kirn Turaga, MD, division chief of surgical oncology.

  21. Alex Adjei MD, PhD, will serve as the new chair of Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute starting in July.

  22. Eric Winer, MD, director of New Haven, Conn.-based Yale Cancer Center and physician-in-chief of Smilow Cancer Network, began a one-year term as president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

  23. Miami Beach, Fla.-based Mount Sinai Medical Center named Steven Hochwald, MD, the inaugural director of Mount Sinai's new Irma and Norman Braman Cancer Center.

  24. The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, Calif., named Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, PhD, its new chief scientific officer.

  25. Cleveland-based University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center appointed Koen van Besien, MD, PhD, to lead its division of hematology and as director of the Wesley Center for Immunotherapy on May 25.

  26. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center named Tong Joo Gan, MD, as division head of anesthesiology, critical care and pain medicine.

  27. Astoria, Ore.-based Columbia Memorial Hospital named Durinda Haukap, MS, RD, director of the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative.

  28. Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health named Mark Roh, MD, chief physician executive of oncology services.

  29. William Dahut, MD, was named chief scientific officer for the American Cancer Society.

  30. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital named J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD, scientific director and executive vice president.

  31. Penn Medicine appointed Robert Vonderheide, MD, to a second five-year term as director of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

  32. Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System, selected Elizabeth Plimack, MD, as its inaugural deputy director.

  33. Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute named Ian Matthew-Clayton vice president and chief inclusion, diversity and equity officer.

  34. New York City-based Staten Island University Hospital appointed Chika Madu, MD, its new chair of radiation oncology.

  35. Cancer Treatment Centers of America appointed Ajaz Khan, MD, enterprise chair of the department of medical oncology and medical oncologist at its Chicago location.
  36. New York City-based Albert Einstein Cancer Center has named Ulrich Steidl, MD, PhD, its deputy director.

  37. New York City-based Albert Einstein Cancer Center has named Adebola Adedimeji, PhD, its first associate director for diversity, equity and inclusion.

  38. Cleveland Clinic appointed J. Joseph Melenhorst, PhD, the director of its new cell therapy and immuno-engineering program and vice chair of its center for immunotherapy and precision immuno-oncology.

  39. Solaris Health, a specialty healthcare platform, selected Shawn Zimberg, MD, to serve as national director of radiation oncology services.

  40. Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health named Andrew Chapman, DO, the director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and executive vice president of oncology services.

  41. Neptune Township, N.J.-based Jersey Shore University Medical Center, part of Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health, selected Roshani Patel, MD, to serve as medical director of breast surgery.

  42. NYC Health + Hospitals has appointed Sewit Teckie, MD, as system chief of radiation oncology.

  43. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tenn., selected Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, as its new director.

  44. Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian selected Thomas Wang, MD, PhD, to serve as medical director of its melanoma/advanced skin cancer program.

  45. Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System named Mohamad Cherry, MD, medical director of its hematology and cellular therapy programs.

  46. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey named Sanjay Goel, MD, director of its investigational therapeutics program.

  47. TriSalus Life Sciences, an immunotherapy company, tapped Alexander Kim, MD, as director of interventional oncology clinical strategies and John Hardaway, MD, PhD, as strategic immunotherapy adviser.

  48. Yale Cancer Center appointed Roy Herbst, MD, its inaugural deputy director of clinical affairs at the center and New Haven, Conn.-based Smilow Cancer Hospital.

  49. Reshma Mahtani, DO, a board-certified medical oncologist, joined Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health, as the new chief of breast medical oncology.

  50. Olema Oncology, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, hired Naseem Zojwalla, MD, as chief medical officer to help develop the company's metastatic breast cancer treatment.

  1. Faith Davies, MD, was appointed the inaugural director of the Center for Blood Cancers at NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Center in New York City.

  2. Julie Bauman, MD, joined the academic medical enterprise at Washington, D.C.-based George Washington University as director of the GW Cancer Center. 

  3. Yale Cancer Center has appointed Mark Lemmon, PhD, as its deputy director.

  4. The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center appointed Mary Dolan, PhD, its deputy director.

  5. Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center named Elsa Flores, PhD, the associate center director of Basic Science.

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