Oncology Service Line Leadership Appointments

Dr. Ian Buchanan is the new Associate Vice President for the Oncology Service Line. John Rockwell is now Administrative Director of Business and Financial Operations for the Clinical Cancer Center.

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Ian Buchanan as our Associate Vice President for the Oncology Service Line. Ian graduated from UNC School of Medicine, was a resident physician and did a post doctoral fellowship in the Department of Surgery. He also possesses a Masters in the School of Public Health. Most remember him for his role in working with Dr. Brian Goldstein and Larry Mandelkehr in developing and implementing our Core Measures. He is currently an executive with United Health Care working with their global clients in chronic disease management and behavioral health. Ian will be joining UNC Health Care December 1, 2008.

I am also pleased to announce the retention of John Rockwell as Administrative Director of Business and Financial Operations for the Clinical Cancer Center. Through the generosity of the Business Development Department, John has been the Interim Director for Oncology over the past six months and they have agreed to transfer his position permanently to Oncology. John has an MBA from the University of Florida and years of experience as a consultant for a number of health care firms. He will work closely with Dr. Tom Shea growing and developing the Bone Marrow Transplant Program as part of his responsibilities.

The presence of these two leaders gives UNC Health Care a very strong infrastructure for the Oncology Service Line, our new North Carolina Cancer Hospital and the clinical effectiveness programs linked with the University Cancer Research Fund and the Lineberger Cancer Center.

Marlene Rifkin, Sr. Vice President Professional Services