Moffitt Cancer Center names president and CEO
Patrick Hwu, MD, has been appointed president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center.
Hwu, a tumor immunologist, currently serves as division head of cancer medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He will join Moffitt on Nov. 10.
“It is my distinct honor and privilege to be selected as the next president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, which has made unprecedented strides in its 34 years in the prevention and treatment of cancer,” Hwu said in a press release. “I look forward to bringing my years of experience as a cancer physician, researcher and leader to help advance the outstanding work already underway by the teams of cancer experts at Florida’s top-ranked cancer hospital. I’m confident that our collective efforts will further elevate Moffitt’s leadership in cancer patient care, research and education.”
Hwu — vice president and president-elect of Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer — has spent 17 years at MD Anderson. During that time, he served as chair of the department of sarcoma medical oncology, co-director of the Center for Cancer Immunology Research and first chair of the department of melanoma medical oncology.
His research focuses on vaccines, adoptive T-cell therapies and immune resistance.
“Dr. Hwu is truly a cancer visionary ready to elevate Moffitt to even greater success,” Tim Adams, chair of Moffitt’s Institute Board of Directors, said in the release. “Drawing from his innovative cancer research, quality patient care and extensive leadership experience, Dr. Hwu will no doubt continue to help Moffitt in our pursuit of dynamic growth and groundbreaking work.”