Roswell Park Cancer Institute has named Dr. Anthony L. Picone as its medical director.
Picone has served as the cancer center's interim medical director for the past six months, replacing Dr. Judy Smith. A Roswell Park employee since April 2009, he is a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic Surgery.
As medical director, Picone coordinates and plans strategic and tactical components of the cancer center's clinical services. He also advises Dr. Donald L. Trump, Roswell Park's president and CEO, and other top officials on administrative and clinical issues related to medical practices, the hospital said in a statement announcing Picone's appointment.
“A well-known and respected faculty member and a skilled clinician, Dr. Picone possesses great strength in practice development and working with community physicians. His combination of clinical, educational and research expertise is impressive and will be valuable in developing new mutually beneficial programs with our many regional partners,” Trump said in the statement.
Picone also holds various appointments at Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Hospital and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.
---Stephen T. Watson