Moffitt Cancer Center welcomes Dr. Brian Czerniecki as chair and senior member of the Department of Breast Oncology

April 18, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. Moffitt Cancer Center announced this month that Dr. Brian Czerniecki has joined the faculty of the hospital and will serve as the chair of the Department of Breast Oncology.

Dr. Czerniecki has more than 100 publications and is recognized nationally for his contribution to the development of sentinel lymph node mapping, a procedure for determining the spread of cancer into lymph nodes that is less invasive than diagnostic surgery. He joins Moffitt after spending two decades at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where he served as  Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine; Attending Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; and Co-Director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center–Recruitment and Center Expansion.

“I am excited to begin my career at Moffitt Cancer Center and bring my experience to a hospital with a dedication to contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer,” Czerniecki said. “One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The high-quality services at Moffitt can help those women fight this dreaded disease and hopefully increase not only a patient’s lifespan, but her quality of life.”

Dr. Czerniecki received his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Maine and his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and his PhD from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson and Rutgers University. Dr. Czerniecki completed his general surgical residency at The Ohio State University and was Surgical Oncology Fellow at the NCI with Dr. Steven Rosenberg prior to his position at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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