TAMPA, Fla. — Louis B. Harrison, M.D., has assumed additional responsibilities at Moffitt Cancer Center as Vice President, Chief Partnership Officer. In this capacity, he will work to develop multifaceted partnership and strategic alliances that advance the cancer center’s strategic goals and increase patient access to the institution.
Harrison joined Moffitt in 2014 as chair and senior member of the Department of Radiation Oncology. He also serves as deputy physician-in-chief.
“Dr. Harrison is an internationally recognized and extensively published expert in the areas of head and neck cancer, skin cancer, sarcomas and intraoperative brachytherapy,” said G. Douglas Letson, M.D., physician-in-chief and executive vice president at Moffitt. “In this new role, his leadership will help guide Moffitt in developing creative and collaborative partnerships that will benefit cancer patients throughout Florida and beyond.”
Harrison has served as president and board chairman of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), which is the largest radiation oncology society in the country. In September, he was awarded the ASTRO Gold Medal, which is the society’s highest honor, given for outstanding lifetime contributions in the field of radiation oncology. Harrison has been a former president and board member of both the American Brachytherapy Society and the International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. He also has served on the boards of the Radiation Oncology Institute, as well as the Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society, where he was previously named physician of the year.
“It is a true privilege to represent Moffitt as an ambassador in our efforts to forge relationships with other health systems, providers and population health managers,” said Harrison. “This is a remarkable institution that was created on the premise that we should be a resource for cancer patients throughout the state. Our collaborations speak to that effort to make it easier for patients to access top-notch cancer care no matter where they live.”
Prior to joining Moffitt, Harrison served as physician-in-chief for the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York and was the Gerald J. Friedman Chair and chairman of Radiation Oncology at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System. He was professor of Radiation Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is listed as one of the top 10 cancer hospitals in the nation 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. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,600 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.