Brian Bolwell, MD, chairman of Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute in Ohio, has received the 2019 Alfred and Norma Lerner Humanitarian Award.
received the award “in honor of his 32 years of compassionate service as a physician leader and educator, along with his contributions to clinical and translational cancer research throughout the world,” according to a statement from Cleveland Clinic. The award recognizes “Cleveland Clinic physicians whose selfless dedication, boundless compassion, and tireless work have made the most profound and singular contribution to the good of humankind.”
In addition to serving as chairman of Taussig Cancer Institute, Dr. Bolwell is a professor of medicine for Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and deputy director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was director of the Cleveland Clinic bone marrow transplant program for 24 years and chairman of the department of hematologic oncology & blood disorders from 2006 to 2011.
In other Cleveland Clinic news, Halle Moore, MD, has been named director of breast medical oncology and codirector for the comprehensive breast cancer program at the clinic. She will assume this role in January 2020.
is currently a staff physician at Taussig Cancer Institute and an associate professor of medicine at Lerner College of Medicine. Her clinical expertise is the management of breast cancer, and her research is focused on breast cancer treatment and cancer survivorship.
Cleveland Clinic has also added four new staff physicians to the department of hematology and medical oncology.
Shilpa Gupta, MD, has joined the clinic’s genitourinary cancer program.previously worked in the division of hematology, oncology, and transplantation at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she led the interdisciplinary solid tumor phase 1 program .
Khaled Hassan, MD, has joined the thoracic cancer program at Cleveland Clinic.was previously an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine, division of hematology/oncology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Suneel Kamath, MD, has joined the gastrointestinal cancer program at the clinic. was previously the hematology and medical oncology chief fellow at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.