Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and University of Utah (U of U) Health announced the appointment of Sachin Apte, MD, MS, MBA, as Chief Clinical Officer of HCI and Physician-in-Chief of the cancer hospital. “Dr. Apte will lead HCI’s clinical efforts at a time when we are poised to dramatically expand our impact for the patients and communities we serve,” said Mary Beckerle, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of HCI. “He will advance our efforts to innovate clinical programs and care delivery, enhance quality of care, and develop clinical talent. I look forward to his leadership during this critical time of growth and transformation.”
Sachin Apte, MD, MS, MBA
Mary Beckerle, PhD
Dr. Apte joins HCI from Moffitt Cancer Center, where he served as Associate Chief Medical Officer. A board-certified gynecologic oncologist, he previously served as Chair of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Apte obtained his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Cornell University and his medical degree from The Ohio State University. He completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center while also obtaining his Master of Science in cancer biology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Apte also obtained an MBA from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Apte will oversee the oncology work of HCI and U of U Health to deliver high-quality cancer care and prevention programs. He will collaborate with HCI and U of U Health colleagues to direct all aspects of clinical cancer services at HCI’s flagship hospital in Salt Lake City, community clinics, and other offerings that bring care and screenings to communities across the region or directly to patients in their homes. This includes oversight and planning of a major clinical expansion underway at HCI, the Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers. He will also serve as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at U of U Health.