publication date: Jan. 18, 2019
Wasif Saif, Louis Potters, Matthew Weiss named deputy physicians in chief at Northwell Health Cancer
The Northwell Health Cancer Institute has revamped its clinical leadership structure as part of an expansion of services, appointing three deputy physicians-in-chief to lead medical, surgical and radiation oncology across the 23-hospital health system.
The new team structure will improve the integration of Northwell’s cancer services throughout the region, and lead to further expansion, officials said. All of the oncology leaders will report directly to Richard Barakat, physician-in-chief and director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, and senior vice president of the health system’s Cancer Service Line.
Wasif Saif, who joined Northwell on Jan. 7 from Tufts Medical Center, was named deputy physician-in-chief and director of medical oncology at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute.
Matthew Weiss, who is currently at Johns Hopkins Medicine, was named deputy physician-in-chief and director of surgical oncology. He will join the Cancer Institute on Feb. 19.
Louis Potters, who has served as chair of radiation medicine at Northwell Health since 2007, was appointed last June as deputy physician-in-chief and lead of radiation oncology at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute.
Saif joins the Cancer Institute after serving as director and gastrointestinal oncology program leader for Tufts Medical Center’s Experimental Therapeutics Program, where he revised clinical program structures, established the platform for phase I and II studies, and led interdisciplinary meetings and clinics. At Tufts, he received the school’s Notable Teaching Award.
Prior to Tufts, Saif held leadership roles at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Presbyterian Hospital, Yale and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research focuses on the … Continue reading Wasif Saif, Louis Potters, Matthew Weiss named deputy physicians in chief at Northwell Health Cancer
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