Newswise — New Haven, Conn. — Mehra Golshan, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., has been appointed the inaugural Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Surgical Services at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center, Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine, and Interim Director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital. As Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Golshan will work on behalf of Smilow Cancer Hospital to coordinate and expand oncology surgical services throughout the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center Network and the Yale New Haven Health System.

“Dr. Golshan will be a great asset to Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center. His surgical background and leadership will help to continue to expand our surgical services throughout the Smilow Cancer Hospital Network in Connecticut and Rhode Island,” said Charles Fuchs, M.D., M.P.H., director of Yale Cancer Center and physician-in-chief at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Yale’s Smilow Cancer Hospital and Department of Surgery. Working with inspiring clinical leaders, I am joining an organization that is rapidly expanding its cancer care footprint regionally, nationally, and around the world,” Dr. Golshan shared.

Dr. Golshan is currently the Dr. Abdul Mohsen and Sultana Al-Tuwaijri Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology, Director of the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship, and Chair of the Cancer Committee for the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. He has served as Director of Breast Surgical Services, and Medical Director of International Oncology Programs in Boston over his nearly 17 years at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana- Farber Cancer Institute. 

“Dr. Golshan brings valuable experience in the development of care signatures that support both patients and physicians. His appointments contribute to our vision for increased access to our specialists across the health system,” said Nita Ahuja, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine; Surgeon-in-Chief, Yale New Haven Hospital; and Assistant Cancer Center Director for Surgery at Yale Cancer Center.

Nationally, Dr. Mehra Golshan is a Board Member of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), Chair of the Society of Surgical Oncology Corporate Relations Committee, Vice Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Interprofessional Education and Practice, and Chair of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Question of the Week Committee. 

He completed his fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He earned his Medical Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and recently completed an MBA at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. 

About Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital Yale Cancer Center (YCC) is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI-designated comprehensive cancer) centers in the nation and the only such center in Connecticut. Cancer treatment for patients is available at Smilow Cancer Hospital through 13 multidisciplinary teams and at 15 Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Smilow Cancer Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a Quality program of the American College of Surgeons. Comprehensive cancer centers play a vital role in the advancement of the NCI’s goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer through scientific research, cancer prevention, and innovative cancer treatment.


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