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Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, Named Director of University of Colorado Cancer Center


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Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA

Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA

RICHARD D. SCHULICK, MD, MBA, a cancer surgeon and administrative leader, has been named Director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, a consortium of three universities and three academic teaching hospitals. The University of Colorado Cancer Center is the hub of cancer research in the Rocky Mountain region and the only National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state. 

Dr. Schulick joined the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2012 and is the Aragón/Gonzalez-Gíustí Chair of the Department of Surgery. He will continue in that role in addition to serving as Director of the University’s Cancer Center. Under Dr. Schulick’s leadership, the Department of Surgery has doubled in size, recruiting top talent from across the country and building a strong program that now includes more than 180 faculty and 78 research staff while currently providing training to 135 fellows and residents. 

With its rapid expansion, an investment of more than $100 million in cancer research over the next 5 years aims to boost research and clinical care on the Anschutz Medical Campus in addition to making clinical trials and research available to additional sites across the state. ■


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