After an extensive national search, Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health have announced that Eric P. Winer, MD, FASCO, will be the next Director of Yale Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, effective February 1, 2022. Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital, has served as Interim Director of the Yale Cancer Center and Interim Physician-in-Chief since March 2021 and will continue in that role until Dr. Winer’s arrival in February.
Eric P. Winer, MD, FASCO
Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA
An internationally renowned expert in breast cancer, Dr. Winer is currently the Thompson Chair in Breast Cancer Research, Chief Clinical Development Officer, and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
In his new role, Dr. Winer will work to promote paradigm-changing discovery and to build an unparalleled clinical program that offers seamless, multidisciplinary care and clinical trials to all patients, eliminating disparities in access, care, and outcomes.
“Dr. Winer is a nationally recognized leader in breast cancer care and research, a much sought-after mentor for younger clinicians, and an advocate for his patients,” said Marna P. Borgstrom, Chief Executive Officer, Yale New Haven Health. “We are delighted to welcome him to Smilow Cancer Hospital, where he’ll lead a team that shares his passion and commitment to providing exceptional care to cancer patients.”
Returning to Yale
Dr. Winer has published more than 350 original manuscripts and has served as the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health–funded SPORE in Breast Cancer for the past 10 years. He is President-Elect of ASCO and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For over a decade, he served as Chief Scientific Advisor and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Dr. Winer is an alumnus of both Yale College and Yale School of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree in 1983, he completed training in internal medicine, serving as Chief Resident at Yale New Haven Hospital. He completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Duke University School of Medicine and served on the Duke faculty from 1989 to 1997, before joining Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.