publication date: Aug. 8, 2014


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MD Anderson’s Peter Pisters Named CEO Of University Health Network in Toronto

PETER PISTERS was appointed president and CEO of University Health Network, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Pisters is vice president of MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Regional Care System and a professor of surgery.

He previously served as medical director of the regional cancer centers, clinical consultant for the Center for Global Oncology (now known as MD Anderson Cancer Network), and section chief for sarcoma surgery with a specialty focus in the management of sarcoma and gastrointestinal cancer patients.

The University of Toronto-affiliated University Health Network includes Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. It has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada.

MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER announced a partnership with Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Brazil.

The 489-bed private hospital located in São Paulo will be the first clinical extension of MD Anderson in Latin America and the first international member of MD Anderson Cancer Network.

As an associate member of the network, the hospital will be operationally and clinically integrated with MD Anderson. Services will include medical, radiation and surgical oncology, as well as pathology, laboratory, diagnostic imaging and other supportive clinical services.

MD Anderson will provide HIAE with clinical care oversight, order sets, and treatment algorithms. The clinical integration will also include planning and clinical program support, faculty and staff education and training, quality measurement and reporting tools, access to clinical trials and research collaborations.

HIAE physicians will consult directly with MD Anderson faculty through tumor boards and visits and deliver care … Continue reading 40-32 In Brief: MD Anderson’s Peter Pisters Named CEO Of University Health Network in Toronto

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