publication date: Jul. 2, 2015

Pollock Named Surgeon-in-Chief at OSU; Licht Named Director of UF Cancer Center 


RAPHAEL POLLOCK was named surgeon-in-chief for The Ohio State University Health System.

Pollock will continue to function as the Surgeon in Chief for the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Further, he will co-chair the Health System Operating Room Coordinating Committee and will be an ex-officio member on all operating room committees in the Health System.

A professor of surgery, Pollock will be responsible for surgical medical care within the OSU Health System operating rooms, including those at University Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital, University Hospital East, the Outpatient Surgery Center at the Eye and Ear Institute and the Same Day Surgery Center within University Hospital. He will collaborate with surgical and anesthesiology department leaders, nursing leaders and hospital administrative leaders in the operational and financial management of the surgical product line.

Pollock will specifically focus on efforts to improve OR turnaround time, “on time” first case starts, and OR utilization.

Pollock joined OSU Wexner Medical Center in September 2013 from MD Anderson Cancer Center, as the director of the Surgical Oncology Division/Department of Surgery and the chief of Surgical Services in The James.

At MD Anderson, he served in various capacities, including head of the Division of Surgery and chair of the Department of Surgical Oncology. He also held the Senator A. M. Aiken, Jr. Distinguished Chair, and was a professor in both the Department of Surgical Oncology and the … Continue reading 41-26 Pollock Named Surgeon-in-Chief at OSU; Licht Named Director of UF Cancer Center

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