publication date: Nov. 15, 2019

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Ashwani Rajput named director of The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Ashwani Rajput, a cancer surgeon and researcher with an interest in health care disparities, was appointed director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins for the Washington, D.C., region.

Recruited during a national search, Rajput assumed his new role Nov. 1 and will be based at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Rajput is the former division chief of surgical oncology and chief of surgical services for the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center in Albuquerque. He was a professor of surgical oncology at UNM and the program director for the complex general surgical oncology fellowship. He also served as the vice chairman of academic affairs and faculty development for the Department of Surgery.

A specialist in the surgical treatment of colorectal, pancreas and liver cancers, Rajput has focused his scientific research on key signal transduction regulators of cancer metastases. While at the University of New Mexico, he also collaborated with colleagues to examine racial and other disparities in cancer incidence and treatment outcomes.

At the Kimmel Cancer Center, Rajput will oversee cancer services at Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital, as well as Johns Hopkins’ collaborative programs with Howard University and Unity Health that are designed to improve access for patients living in wards 7 and 8 in Washington. He also will be responsible for the expansion of cancer clinical trials offered in the National Capital Region, and the development of a laboratory research enterprise—in connection with NCI—focusing on bringing new treatments to patients.


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