15 oncologists on the move

These fifteen oncologists joined new practices, received new appointments or left their positions over the last few weeks.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. If you would like to add an oncologist move to this list, please email gmasson@beckershealthcare.com.

  • Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine announced five new physicians leading the institution's cancer care teams. Nduka Amankulor, MD, is the new chief of neurosurgical oncology and director of the Penn Brain Tumor Center. Trinity Bivalacqua, MD, PhD, is the new chief of urologic oncology at Penn Medicine and Phillip Pierorazio, MD, is the chief of urology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Cara Cipriano, MD, is the new chief of orthopedic oncology. Oluwadamilola "Lola" Fayanju, MD, is the new chief of breast cancer and surgical oncology for Penn Medicine. 

  • The American Cancer Society named Arif Kamal, MD, the organization's first chief patient officer. Effective Feb. 1, Dr. Kamal will lead the cancer society's first single, coordinated unit to speed progress against cancer through educational programs, patient lodging solutions and more.

  • The American Cancer Society appointed Asif Dhar, MD, and Wayne Frederick, MD, as new board members.

  • The American Cancer Society has tapped Mark Goldberg, MD, to serve as new scientific officer.
  • Dennis Scribner Jr., MD, has joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix as chief of gynecologic oncology. Dr. Scribner is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery.

  • Five new oncologists have joined Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare Medical Group, expanding its cancer services throughout Orange and Southern Los Angeles counties, according to a Dec. 14 news release sent to Becker's. The newest members are breast medical oncologist John Link, MD; breast surgical oncologists Lisa Guerra, MD, Amy Bremner, MD, and Shawndeep Tung, MD; and medical oncologist Bhavana Pathak, MD.  

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