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New Winship Leadership Appointments

Three key positions are filled by familiar names.
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Winship Cancer Institute named Sagar Lonial as the chief medical officer (CMO) and Charles A. Staley as chief quality officer (CQO) effective February 2015. Both physicians join Winship's senior leadership team and will advance Winship's clinical programs and services within all of its clinical facilities.

Lonial, professor and executive vice chair of Emory's Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, is an internationally recognized authority in the management and research related to B cell malignancies, including multiple myeloma. As Winship CMO, he will oversee all clinical care initiatives impacting both clinicians and patients.

Staley, a professor and director of Emory’s Division of Surgical Oncology, specializes in the management of patients with gastrointestinal He previously served as Winship’s CMO and now assumes responsibility for the institute’s quality improvement processes across all disciplines and campuses.

Lonial and Staley will collaborate on tracking and improving patient services and satisfaction as well as focusing on cancer outcomes at Winship.

Carla J. Berg was named Winship's associate director for population sciences. Berg, an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, will be responsible for the strategic growth of population science activities at Winship. Population science studies in cancer examine patterns and behaviors relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.

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