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NEW YORK -- Craig B. Thompson, MD, has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center effective November 2, 2010. His appointment concludes a search that began in January 2010. He succeeds Harold Varmus, MD, who left Memorial Sloan-Kettering in July 2010 and is now director of the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Thompson, 57, a renowned cancer researcher and clinician, has served since 2006 as Director of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Vice President for Cancer Services of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
"Craig Thompson is an exemplary physician-scientist, educator, and academic leader. This breadth of expertise will serve MSKCC well as he helps to guide our institution into the next …