Posts Tagged ‘Neal Meropol’

Appointment of Neal J. Meropol, MD as the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology

April 16, 2010

April 16, 2010 Case Medical Center

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Neal J. Meropol, MD as the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Meropol was recruited 8 months ago as the Lester E. Coleman, Jr. Professor of Cancer Research and Therapeutics and Section Chief of Medical Oncology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University and as Associate Director for Clinical Research in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. During this period, Dr. Meropol has demonstrated remarkable leadership and administrative abilities in the Division and the Cancer Center.

Neal obtained his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his MD degree at Vanderbilt University. He undertook his housestaff training in Internal Medicine here at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. His fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology occurred at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the faculty and staff at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Fox Chase Cancer Center before his recruitment to our medical center.

Dr. Meropol’s NIH-funded research program focuses on Medical Oncology clinical trials and outcomes. He has numerous national leadership roles in the American Society of Clinical Oncology and serves or has served on all major editorial boards of the leading journals in the specialty of Oncology. He has authored nearly 200 manuscripts and book chapters related to cancer prevention and treatment.

We look forward to Neal’s leadership of the Division of Hematology/Oncology during a very important period of growth for the Division and the Cancer Center.

Richard A. Walsh, M.D.
John H. Hord Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine

Posted via email from CWRUmedicine’s blog

WVIZ PBS Ideastream talk with CWRUmedicine faculty about “confronting colon cancer”

March 2, 2010

According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. on WVIZ/PBS Ideastream, several CWRUmedicine’s Hematology Oncology specialists are featured in “Confronting Colon Cancer” – an in-depth look at the disease from detection and diagnosis through treatment. Tune in tonight or watch the special online below.

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Dr. Neal Meropol discusses how To Decipher the Health Care Debate

March 1, 2010

Rising unemployment, escalating health plan costs and 50 million uninsured Americans can’t be ignored. That’s why the House and Senate have outlined bills to increase the number of insured people, improve care quality and outlaw denial of health care for risk reasons. We caught up with Dr. Neal Meropol, section chief of hematology and oncology at University Hospitals, to learn where to get the latest facts on the health care debate.

Use reputable sources. Meropol suggests looking to Web sites such as the Kaiser Family Foundation, PBS or The New York Times — all offer side-by-side comparisons of the House and Senate bills, from eligibility to prescription drug issues.

But be objective. “You’ve got to be careful because a lot of [articles] are going to be colored by politics,” Meropol says. Read newspapers rather than one-sided outlets such as blogs. Or check out educational resources such as The New England Journal of Medicine.

Stay flexible. Keep an open mind while the debate outcome is being decided, Meropol says. “Neither of these plans calls for anybody to alter their current health plan. Both plans on the table will protect individuals.”

Read more at Cleveland Magazine