DETROIT, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andre Konski, M.D., M.B.A., has been offered and accepted the position as Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology for the
Dr. Konski comes to
"We are fortunate to have an individual like Dr. Konski to lead the department," said Robert M. Mentzer, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and senior advisor to the president for medical affairs. "I am steadfastly committed to supporting Dr. Konksi's vision for a world class Radiation Oncology program for the School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. That vision, coupled with his inherent drive for cancer treatment research, care for patients, and business acumen, is consistent with the Karmanos Cancer Center's mission and commitment to providing outstanding comprehensive cancer care."
John C. Ruckdeschel, president and chief executive officer of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, added, "Dr. Konski's expertise and caliber of experience will support our efforts as one of the leading cancer centers not only in Michigan, but in the nation and world, providing cancer patients with exceptional cancer care second-to-none. We are also grateful for our continued partnership with
In addition to his current duties as chief medical officer at Fox Chase Partners Program, Dr. Konski served as clinical research director for Radiation Oncology and clinical director of the center's Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Program.
Dr. Konski joined Fox Chase in 2002. After completing his fellowship, he pursued his M.B.A. and M.A. in economics.
Dr. Konski received his bachelor's degree from
He later earned his master's in business administration degree and his master's in economics at the
Active in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), a national organization sponsoring clinical trials using radiation therapy for cancer patients, he chairs the economics subcommittee on treatment outcomes. He also serves on the group's research strategy committee.
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, MI, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for more than 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $216 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, the Karmanos Cancer Institute is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 faculty members, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, the Institute strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 33,000 students through 11 schools and colleges. For more information, visit www.wayne.edu. With more than 1,000 students, Wayne's School of Medicine is the nation's largest single-campus medical school. Together with the
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