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M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando Names New Medical and Scientific Director

Mark Roh, MD, an internationally renowned liver cancer surgeon at M. D. Anderson – Orlando has been appointed the cancer center’s Medical and Scientific c Director. In his new leadership role, Dr. Roh, who reports to the center’s CEO, will oversee all clinical activities within the cancer center and have responsibility for clinical, basic and translational research carried out at M. D. Anderson – Orlando, including the Cancer Research Institute.

Dr. Roh joined Orlando Health in August 2009 as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery of M. D. Anderson – Orlando and Academic Chairman of the Department of Surgery of Orlando Health. In addition to leading efforts to build world-class departments of surgery, Dr. Roh has initiated a Liver Cancer Center at M. D. Anderson – Orlando.

“Dr. Roh is a tremendous asset to the entire Orlando Health organization,” said Clarence Brown, III, MD, President and CEO of M. D. Anderson – Orlando. “Here at M. D. Anderson – Orlando, Dr. Roh works with patients from around the country who have been referred to him for his highly technical approaches to the treatment of very complex and serious malignant diseases of the liver. I look forward to our continued growth with Dr. Roh in the very important role as our Medical and Scientific Director.”

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, part of Orlando Health, is affiliated with The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked M. D. Anderson Cancer Center as the top cancer treatment center in the U.S. and has ranked it as one of the top two cancer centers for the past 13 years. Orlando Health, a 1,780-bed community-owned, Florida not-for-profit organization established in 1918, annually serves nearly 2 million Central Florida residents and more than 4,500 international patients. More information is available at www.mdandersonorlando.org.

Media Contact:
Katie Dagenais
Media Relations Manager
Orlando Health
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
321-843-1343
katie.dagenais@orlandohealth.com

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