Internationally recognized sarcoma surgeon and scientist R. Lor Randall was named chair of the department of orthopedic surgery and the David Linn Endowed Chair in orthopedic surgery at University of California, Davis Health.
R. Lor Randall
“Sarcoma patients are dealing with a life-changing disease that takes much more than skill to heal,” Ann Madden Rice, CEO of UC Davis Medical Center, said in a press release. “Dr. Randall has the combination of empathy, expertise and commitment to continually improve care that matches our vision and will bring our team to new levels of excellence.”
Randall now leads 70 UC Davis Health surgeons, physicians, researchers and trainees who provide specialty care for musculoskeletal injuries and diseases.
Prior to UC Davis Health, Randall founded teams at the University of Utah to treat and study connective tissue cancers in children and adults. According to the release, he launched the Huntsman-Intermountain Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care Program and advanced methods to salvage the limbs of patients with bone tumors. Randall created the Sarcoma Advanced Research and Clinical Fellowship, which he will bring to UC Davis Health.
Randall has received national and international awards, has history of scientific grant funding and has published more than 175 peer-reviewed articles along with chapters and abstracts on sarcoma surgery and biology.