STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stanford Health Care today announced that Eben L. Rosenthal, MD, was recently named the new Medical Director of the Stanford Cancer Center and associate director of clinical care of the Stanford Cancer Institute. Rosenthal will be responsible for coordinating inpatient and ambulatory activities related to cancer care across all Stanford University School of Medicine departments and services.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rosenthal to the Stanford family,” said Amir Dan Rubin, president & CEO, Stanford Health Care. “Our stated mission at Stanford Health Care is to care, to educate, and to discover, and as a leading clinician, faculty member and researcher, Dr. Rosenthal embodies all three goals. Moreover, we look forward to his leadership of our cancer care initiative that seeks to transform the cancer patient experience.”
Prior to joining Stanford, Rosenthal was Chief of the Division for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. Rosenthal has led an NIH funded laboratory for over a decade and developed multiple first in human clinical trials in oncology at UAB. He has published extensively on head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction, targeted cancer therapies and novel surgical imaging technologies.
“With his experience in translational research, clinical care and organizational leadership, Eben is a tremendous asset to our effort to redefine the care experience for every cancer patient at Stanford,” said Beverly Mitchell, MD, director of the Stanford Cancer Institute.
Board certified in otolaryngology and in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Rosenthal earned a medical degree and conducted his residency program in otolaryngology at the University of Michigan. He completed his undergraduate studies at Haverford College.
“Being selected for this position at this time of incredible growth and commitment of institutional resources is an honor,” said Eben L. Rosenthal, MD. “I look forward to working with the very talented physicians and their teams to deliver the highest possible quality of cancer care with outstanding coordination and compassion. I am also very excited to participate and work collaboratively with the community in the recent expansion of Stanford Health Care in the South Bay.”
In June 2015, Stanford Health Care opened its new Stanford Cancer Center South Bay in San Jose. Located at 2589 Samaritan Drive in San Jose, the Stanford Cancer Center South Bay brings Stanford Health Care’s renowned comprehensive cancer services to the region in a state-of-the-art, patient-oriented center.
As part of the Stanford’s initiative to transform cancer care, every detail of the South Bay facility was considered from the patient’s perspective. Planning for the building included extensive workflow design in partnership with Stanford’s Patient and Family Advisory Councils, members of the local community, and a multidisciplinary team of physicians and staff to provide a welcoming and efficient layout.
Stanford is known for a number of key breakthroughs in cancer, including the first medical use of a linear accelerator, invention of the CyberKnife for focused radiation therapy, and the development of one of the first targeted cancer treatments through the use of monoclonal antibodies.
About Stanford Cancer Center
Every day, patients facing the challenge of fighting cancer come to Stanford Cancer Center for help, hope, and healing. Recognized for advanced clinical care, scientific research and technology breakthroughs, we are focused on finding new and better ways to fight cancer. As a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and one of the best hospitals in America for cancer treatment according to U.S. News & World Report, Stanford Cancer Center is at the forefront of high quality patient care.
About Stanford Health Care
Stanford Health Care seeks to heal humanity through science and compassion one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate, and discover. Stanford Health Care delivers clinical innovation across its inpatient services, specialty health centers, physician offices, virtual care offerings and health plan programs.
Stanford Health Care is a leading academic health system and part of Stanford Medicine, which includes the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Stanford Medicine is renowned for breakthroughs in treating cancer, heart disease, brain disorders and surgical and medical conditions. For more information, visit: www.stanfordhealthcare.org.