Leadership appointments announced for IU Health Cancer Services
Indiana University Health announces the following leadership appointments for Cancer Services effective June 13, 2011:
| Indianapolis—James G. Terwilliger, Vice President, IU Health Cancer Services
In his new role as vice president, Mr. Terwilliger will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating growth, quality and patient safety, customer service and physician integration initiatives for IU Health Cancer Services statewide, as well as implementing financial performance, patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes measures.
Most recently, Mr. Terwilliger served as executive vice president of UPMC Cancer Centers in Pittsburgh, PA, the largest community/academic oncology network in the country. In his position at UPMC, he was responsible for all operational, financial and strategic activities of the Centers that employed more than 200 oncology physicians and 1,500 clinical and support employees.
Previously Mr. Terwilliger held healthcare leadership positions at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital, University of Southern California University Hospital and University of California Los Angeles hospital system and School of Medicine.
Mr. Terwilliger graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics, and obtained his Masters of Public Health from University of California, Los Angeles.
"Jim brings all of the right ingredients to this critical leadership position," said Sam Odle, executive vice president and chief operating officer, IU Health. "He did a remarkable job leading UPMC Cancer Centers’ growth during his tenure, and we know he will be a significant asset to IU Health Cancer Services statewide as we continue to fulfill and expand our role as one of the nation's preeminent cancer treatment and research destinations."
Dr. Douglas Schwartzentruber, Medical Director, IU Health Cancer Services, and Associate Director for Clinical Affairs, IU Simon Cancer Center at IU Health
Dr. Schwartzentruber is a surgical oncologist and was named to the 2010 TIME 100 -- the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world -- for being one of two researchers who presented clinical trial data showing potential for a vaccine therapy to treat cancer. He most recently served as medical director of Goshen Center for Cancer Care, which is listed in the 95th to 99th percentile in patient satisfaction by the national Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey.
In his new position, Dr. Schwartzentruber will cultivate strong partnerships among IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University Health Physicians, Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Health hospital leadership statewide to ensure efficient, high quality healthcare for patients and their families throughout Indiana and beyond. Additionally, he will be responsible for coordinating with the IU Simon Cancer Center research, hospital-based clinical research and National Institutes of Health grants.
Dr. Schwartzentruber is a graduate of IU School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at University Hospital before joining the National Cancer Institute, where he eventually became a senior investigator, until he left to join Goshen Health in 2003.
"Dr. Schwartzentruber’s successful and tireless efforts in cancer care, service and research have been noted at the state, regional and national levels," continued Odle. "For IU Health Cancer Services statewide, as well as at the IU Simon Cancer Center, he will create a synergy among staff, education and research that will ensure the highest quality medical talent and advancements in medical knowledge are translated directly to our patients."
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