City of Hope announced that it has appointed Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, to a new executive leadership role as President of City of Hope National Medical Center and Physician-in-Chief. Dr. Caligiuri is a health-care visionary, renowned cancer researcher, and President of the American Association for Cancer Research. He will join City of Hope in February 2018.
In this new role, Dr. Caligiuri will be responsible for driving innovation into cancer care and delivery. Specifically, he will encourage and develop new paradigms for translating state-of-the-art research into practice at City of Hope, the community, and beyond. He will also be responsible for optimizing the patient care system to ensure the highest quality and safest patient experience.
Most recently, Dr. Caligiuri was Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chief Executive Officer of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio. As a physician-scientist, he is well-known for his work in immunology which focuses on human natural killer cells and their modulation for the treatment of leukemia, myeloma, and glioblastoma. More than 1,500 cancer patients have been treated on clinical protocols that have emanated from the Caligiuri laboratory.
“City of Hope is an incredible institution with an amazing history of innovation,” Dr. Caligiuri said. “I have many friends and colleagues at City of Hope and I am incredibly excited about the organization’s vision. I share that vision and excitement for the role City of Hope will play in changing the global landscape of cancer care.”
About City of Hope
Located in Duarte, California, City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. Designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. ■