New Appointment for Chief of Hematology/Oncology

Chief_Image_MeropolAppointment of Neal J. Meropol, MD as the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Neal J. Meropol, MD as the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which will be effective May 10, 2010.

Dr. Meropol was recruited 8 months ago as the Lester E. Coleman, Jr. Professor of Cancer Research and Therapeutics and Section Chief of Medical Oncology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University and as Associate Director for Clinical Research in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.  During this period, Dr. Meropol has demonstrated remarkable leadership and administrative abilities in the Division and the Cancer Center.  

Neal obtained his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his MD degree at Vanderbilt University.  He undertook his housestaff training in Internal Medicine here at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.  His fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology occurred at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been a member of the faculty and staff at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Fox Chase Cancer Center before his recruitment to our medical center.  

Dr. Meropol’s NIH-funded research program focuses on Medical Oncology clinical trials and outcomes.  He has numerous national leadership roles in the American Society of Clinical Oncology and serves or has served on all major editorial boards of the leading journals in the specialty of Oncology.  He has authored nearly 200 manuscripts and book chapters related to cancer prevention and treatment.

We look forward to Neal’s leadership of the Division of Hematology/Oncology during a very important period of growth for the Division and the Cancer Center.

Richard A. Walsh, M.D.
John H. Hord Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine