Egidio Del Fabbro Named Program Director of Palliative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center


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Egidio Del Fabbro, MD, has been named program director of palliative care at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center, effective May 1, 2012.

A nationally recognized expert in palliative care, Dr. Del Fabbro comes to VCU Massey from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he was Associate Professor in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine. He was also Director of the Outpatient Cachexia Clinic and Associate Director of the Palliative Care Fellowship Training Program.

Dr. Del Fabbro will also serve as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine within the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care of the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine. His specific clinical and research interests include cancer-related fatigue and ­cachexia.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Del Fabbro join us to lead our Thomas Palliative Care Program. His addition is integral to the Program’s long-term growth and continued success as one of the world’s foremost leaders of palliative care treatment, research and training,” said Steven R. Grossman, MD, PhD, Chair of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care at VCU Massey Cancer Center.

“Dr. Del Fabbro brings valuable knowledge and experience to an important leadership role at VCU Massey Cancer Center,” said Gordon D. Ginder, MD, Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center. “He will significantly contribute to the Center’s excellence in cancer care, research and education.” ■



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