Navigation Links
Nationally Recognized Oncologist to Lead Aurora Health Care's Cancer Services
Date:4/2/2009

MILWAUKEE, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Health Care has appointed a nationally recognized cancer expert, Joseph Mirro Jr., M.D., as vice president of cancer services.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090303/CG78204LOGO-b)

Dr. Mirro comes to Aurora from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, where he served as executive vice president of physician relations and domestic affiliates. Prior to that, he was chief medical officer and director of quality improvement at the hospital. Since 1998, he also has been professor of pediatrics and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee's College of Medicine in Memphis.

In his new role at Aurora, Dr. Mirro will support and enhance Aurora's cancer services program and its partnerships with academic institutions, working with the health system's regional cancer leaders.

Aurora is a leader in cancer care, caring for more cancer patients than any other health system in Wisconsin. Aurora was the first in Wisconsin to offer the CyberKnife, a form of radiosurgery that requires no incisions, and DaVinci robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer. Aurora also is home to some of the nation's leading cancer research through its collaborations with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the latest treatments for gynecologic cancer and advanced melanoma. And with Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinics throughout eastern Wisconsin, residents have many other cancer services available close to home.

"I was attracted to Aurora because of the depth and breadth of its cancer services across eastern Wisconsin, and I am eager to help shape the future of cancer care at Aurora," Dr. Mirro said. "The fact that Aurora Health Care is a truly integrated health care system, combining outstanding clinical cancer care with resources for cancer patients such as behavioral health, physical therapy, home care and more, makes this opportunity all the more appealing."

Bruce Van Cleave, M.D., Aurora's chief medical officer and senior vice president, said: "As a leader in cancer care, we're very pleased to have a recognized national leader in cancer services join our health system. Dr. Mirro's extensive experience will strengthen our efforts to integrate our cancer services across eastern Wisconsin. He's recognized for an approach to cancer care that will help us exceed benchmarks for outcomes and quality. The result will be the best care for patients in all the communities we serve."

Recognized as an outstanding physician and leading oncology expert, Dr. Mirro was honored with the Clinical Care Improvement Award from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2006, and the Katrina Response Award from New Orleans Children's Hospital in 2006.

Dr. Mirro has held numerous national and international service positions, including holding a seat on the board of directors of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The network consists of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers that work together to develop treatment guidelines for most cancers.

Dr. Mirro has written more than 200 original and review articles, book chapters and scientific abstracts, and is an editor of the book "Childhood Cancer: A Handbook from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," published in June 2000.

He received his training in medical oncology and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers care at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

Online Newsroom: www.Aurora.org/Newsroom


'/>"/>
SOURCE Aurora Health Care
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lauren Marangell, M.D. to Join Lilly; Internationally Recognized Expert in Depression Joins as Distinguished Lilly Scholar
2. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Nationally Recognized by BusinessWeek and AARP for Creating a Unique Workplace Environment for New and Mature Employees
3. Nationally Recognized Corporations and Retailers Rally Behind breastcancer.org
4. UPMC and UPMC Health Plan Recognized Nationally for Quality Leadership in Employee Health and Productivity
5. Nationally-Recognized Georgia Diabetes Project Honored
6. HealthONE(R) Appoints Nationally Renowned Pediatric Cardiologist & Childhood Obesity Expert as First Chief Medical Officer for the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children(SM)
7. CytoCare Showcased on CBS News Nationally and CBS Affiliates
8. Health Care Districts Board Chair Nationally Recognized as a Modern Healthcare Trustee of the Year
9. Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. Adds Internationally Renowned NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital to Client List
10. Nationally Recognized Information Technology Veteran and Entrepreneur John Bamberger Joins gloStream, Inc. as Chief Channel Officer
11. Anti-Aging/Genetic Health Leader Suracell, Inc. Expands Internationally
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... Park ... financial planning services to families and business owners in the greater Kansas City ... children with developmental disabilities. , The Lakemary Center is a comprehensive educational resource ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., (MJH), ... for Biosimilars, announced Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. President Michael J. Hennessy, Jr. ... through thought leader interaction in, live video and interactive digital platforms. , In ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... Floundering on New Year’s resolutions? Need an excuse ... for a reset. The U.S. Apple Association agrees and recommends starting each day ... that contribute to heart disease. , The U.S. Apple Association – which represents apple ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... have a point of difference. Eden Activewear is a stand-out company for several ... are exclusively online and only manufacture on demand, this is called 'Agile' manufacturing ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... SunView Software’s Service Smart Technology has ... the Year. , Each year, Pink Elephant recognizes a new product or ... address a specific business problem or opportunity. The award highlights original innovations that were ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... Jan. 18, 2017   Spotlight Innovation Inc. ... Therapeutics plans, in the second quarter of 2017, ... roll-on intended to provide relief from chronic pain, ... analgesics. It was developed under a licensing agreement ... products derived from snake venom. Additionally, Caretta Therapeutics ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... 2017  Kratom leaves, from a South East ... used to prepare tea-like beverages and commercially manufactured ... annually to increase alertness, enhance well-being and occupational ... aches and pains. PinneyAssociates, review of the scientific ... FDA and DEA in determining the most appropriate ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017  Dermata Therapeutics, LLC, ... to treat a variety of dermatological diseases, announces ... DMT210, in a Phase 2 acne rosacea study. ... downregulate the proinflammatory cytokines in the skin responsible ... rosacea. This clinical trial, DMT210-003, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: