Sagar Lonial, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and Charles A. Staley, MD, has been named Chief Quality Officer, according to an announcement recently released by the Cancer Institute. Both physicians join Winship’s senior leadership team and will advance Winship’s clinical programs and services within all of its facilities.
Dr. Lonial, Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Emory’s Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, is an internationally recognized authority in the management and research related to B-cell malignancies, including multiple myeloma. As Chief Medical Officer of Winship, Dr. Lonial will oversee all clinical care initiatives impacting both clinicians and patients.
Dr. Staley, Professor and Director of Emory’s Division of Surgical Oncology, specializes in the management of patients with gastrointestinal cancers. He previously served as Winship’s Chief Medical Officer and in this new role will assume responsibility for the institute’s quality improvement processes across all disciplines and campuses.
“I can’t think of two physicians who are better suited to take on the critical leadership roles of Winship’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer,” said Walter J. Curran, Jr, MD, Winship’s Executive Director.
Dr. Lonial and Dr. Staley will collaborate on tracking and improving patient services and satisfaction, as well as focusing on cancer outcomes at Winship. ■