Scott Irwin, MD, PhD, FAPM, FAPA, an expert in the fields of oncology supportive care, palliative care psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine, has been named Medical Director of Supportive Care Services at Cedars-Sinai’s Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Dr. Irwin will oversee oncology Supportive Care Services at the Institute and across Cedars-Sinai Health System.
Dr. Irwin also will lead research into the feasibility and safety of using ketamine to treat depression in patients with head and neck cancers and will investigate the impact of supportive care services on patients’ psychosocial and cancer outcomes.
Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Irwin served as Director of Patient and Family Support Services at the University of California, San Diego, Moores Cancer Center. ■