publication date: Oct. 21, 2016

In Brief Fuchs Named Director at Yale; Cox Wins Statistics Top Prize

CHARLES FUCHS was named director of the Yale Cancer Center and physician-in-chief at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

An expert in gastrointestinal cancers and cancer epidemiology, Fuchs is currently professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the gastrointestinal oncology division and the Robert T. and Judith B. Hale Chair in Pancreatic Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Fuchs succeeds Thomas Lynch, who became the CEO and chairman of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, effective Sept. 1, after six years at Yale.

Peter Schulam, chair of the department of urology and chief of urology at Yale New Haven Hospital, served as interim YCC director for the past year and will continue in that role until Fuchs’ arrival in January.

Fuchs received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1986. He completed his medical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also served as chief medical resident, and completed his medical oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 1994, he received his M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health. He has written over 550 scientific publications and, most recently, served as a member of the National Cancer Institute Blue Ribbon Panel Working Group.

Smilow Cancer Hospital is a 14-story, 500,000-square-foot facility … Continue reading 42-39 Fuchs Named Director at Yale; Cox Wins Statistics Top Prize

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