publication date: Feb. 14, 2020

In Brief

Jeff Boyd named chief scientific officer at Northwell Health

Jeff Boyd was named vice president, chief scientific officer and director of the Cancer Institute’s Center for Genomic Medicine at The Northwell Health Cancer Institute. He will also hold an appointment as professor and member of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center.

“Genomics has become an important piece to helping us understand the genetic roots of the various forms of cancer, which is why it has become an important area of investment for Northwell Health,” Richard Barakat, physician-in-chief and director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, and senior vice president of cancer services at Northwell Health, said in a statement.

Boyd most recently served on the executive leadership team of the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida as associate deputy director of Translational Research and Genomic Medicine. He was also professor and chair of the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and associate dean for Basic Research and Graduate Programs at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University.

In his role at Northwell, Boyd will develop a molecular diagnostics laboratory for Northwell’s Cancer Institute to deliver point-of-care genomic testing. He will also collaborate with Northwell’s scientific collaborators, including the basic cancer researchers at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center, the oncology researchers at the health system and at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Before joining the Miami Cancer Institute in 2015, Boyd held leadership positions at the Fox Chase Center. He was a senior vice president, chief scientific officer and founding executive director of their Cancer Genome Institute. He also held the … Continue reading Jeff Boyd named chief scientific officer at Northwell Health

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