Hartford HealthCare has named Past ASCO President Peter Paul Yu, MD, FASCO, the first Physician-in-Chief of Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute.
As Physician-in-Chief, Dr. Yu will be responsible for working closely and collaboratively with physicians and nurses who practice within the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute to ensure a standard of care for patients with various types and stages of cancer. The institute model of care provides all the types of expert care a patient may need for his or her treatment, and overall quality of life, in a variety of care settings.
Dr. Yu has earned a national reputation as a physician leader in cancer education and research. A medical oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Yu comes to Hartford HealthCare from Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California, where he has worked since 1989, and since 2008, has served as Director of Cancer Research.
Role in MSK Cancer Alliance
Dr. Yu has served as a research fellow and associate at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute is the charter member of the MSK Cancer Alliance, and Dr. Yu will serve as the Alliance’s Director of Health Informatics. In that capacity, he will report to Jose Baselga, MD, PhD, MSK’s Physician-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer.
The Alliance was established as a way to make MSK’s services and research trials available to a broader population of patients within a community setting. The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute was formally certified as the charter member of the Alliance in September 2014. The Institute has begun to offer MSK clinical trials to patients in the region. ■