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Richard M. Goldberg, MD, Named Director of West Virginia University Cancer Institute


Richard M. Goldberg, MD

Richard M. Goldberg, MD

Richard M. Goldberg, MD, an expert in gastrointestinal cancer, has been named the new Director of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute.

Dr. Goldberg will be coming to West Virginia University from The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he currently serves as Klotz Family Professor of Cancer Research, Physician‐in‐Chief of the James Cancer Hospital, and Associate Director of Thehe Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also served as Acting Division Director of the Division of Medical Oncology.

“I am honored to come to West Virginia to lead the incredible team of clinicians and researchers at the [West Virginia University] Cancer Institute,” Dr. Goldberg said. “The Institute has already made great strides in the arenas of treatment, prevention, and research, and I hope that together, we can accomplish even greater advances in the future.”

Past and Present Accomplishments

Prior to arriving at Ohio State, Dr. Goldberg served as Physician‐in‐Chief and Division Chief for Hematology and Oncology at the University of North Carolina, where he was also the Richard M. Goldberg Professor of Gastrointestinal Cancer Research and Associate Director for Clinical Research of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Goldberg is the Co‐Chair of the Society for Translational Oncology, participates in the Chief Executive Officer Roundtable on Cancer, and serves (or has served) on numerous editorial boards. He was the first President of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology. He has held multiple National Cancer Institute–funded grants, and his research has resulted in more than 300 peer-reviewed publications. He is also Associate Group Chair for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, serving on the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Alliance Foundation Board of Trustees.

Dr. Goldberg is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and ASCO. He has lectured worldwide on gastrointestinal cancer topics and is well known as a mentor to junior colleagues, who now serve in responsible academic leadership roles themselves. ■



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