"We are very pleased to be welcoming Declan Walsh to our team at Levine Cancer Institute," said Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, president of Levine Cancer Institute. "We feel confident that he will provide the Institute with the means to build existing survivorship and supportive care programs to new heights, and are excited that someone of Declan's caliber is leading this critical initiative of our System."
Dr. Walsh obtained his medical degree from University College Dublin, an MSc from the University of Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K., and a Medical Oncology/Pharmacology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Dr. Walsh is an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in both Edinburgh and London. He is the senior editor of a major textbook entitled Palliative Medicine published by Elsevier. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. He is a trustee of Marie Curie Cancer Care, a major UK cancer charity. In 2017, he will assume the position of Editor-in-Chief for the BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care journal.
"I am honored to be joining Levine Cancer Institute," said Dr. Walsh. "Levine Cancer Institute is one of the most comprehensive and integrated programs in the nation, combining extraordinary care with an unwavering commitment to patients and their families. The Institute's commitment and accomplishments in delivering survivorship and supportive care positions is at the forefront of cancer care and treatment in the U.S."
About Carolinas HealthCare System
Carolinas HealthCare System (www.carolinashealthcare.org), one of the nation's leading healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness services and programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. With more than 60,000 employees, 900 care locations and 11.5 million patient encounters annually, the System drives quality and value by integrating primary care – delivered in a variety of easily accessible settings – with world-class specialty services. In 2015, Carolinas HealthCare System provided more than $1.6 billion in community benefit, which includes the combined value of patient financial assistance, medical education, research, preventive health initiatives, and community outreach to address common public health issues such as diabetes and childhood obesity.
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