Welcoming New Faculty – Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD

Please join us in welcoming Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

 

Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD
Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD

 

Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD
Associate Senior Biostatistician, Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Biostatistics
, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Piantadosi received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, followed by a PhD in Biomathematics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. After six years as Staff Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), he joined the Department of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions as Director of Biostatistics. He rose through the ranks as Professor of Oncology, and also in the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 2007, he moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he served as the first Director of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute for 10 years.

A leader in the field of clinical trials design and conduct, Dr. Piantadosi is the author of Clinical Trials: A Methodologic Perspective, the definitive textbook on this subject, which is now in its third edition. He is a highly experienced advisor to academia, government and industry, with a broad scope of accomplishment in the cancer clinical research field, including trials testing surgical approaches, optimizing results of bone marrow transplantation, cancer vaccine trials, phase I/II strategies for combining chemotherapy with biologics, design issues in translational research, strategies for accelerating anticancer drug development, and the role of information science in medical research.

In addition to joining the Division of Surgical Oncology as Associate Senior Biostatistician, Dr. Piantadosi also joins the Alliance Executive Committee as the Associate Group Chair for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation as well as the Alliance Statistics and Data Management Program.

Welcoming New Faculty – Matthew M. Rochefort, MD

Please join us in welcoming Matthew M. Rochefort, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

 

Matthew M. Rochefort, MD
Matthew M. Rochefort, MD

Matthew M. Rochefort, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Rochefort is a graduate of the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, FL and received his medical degree from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) in Miami, FL. He completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, CA, followed by a residency in Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Rochefort is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

His research and clinical interests include: Benign esophageal pathology including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and achalasia, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, minimally invasive surgery, thymoma and thymic carcinoma, robotic surgery, and medical and surgical education.

Recent Faculty Promotions

The following Department of Surgery faculty members were recently promoted:

 

Erika L. Rangel, MD, MS
Erika L. Rangel, MD, MS

Erika L. Rangel, MD, MS, of the Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical and Critical Care  to assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

 

Steven Yule, PhD, MSc
Steven Yule, PhD, MSc

Steven Yule, PhD, MSc, of the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation to associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.