surgeon, educator and executive
Edgar D. “Ed” Staren, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.,
has been appointed vice president for cancer services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center, effective June 6.
also will serve as deputy director for clinical affairs of Wake Forest
Baptist’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and executive director of the Medical
Center’s cancer service line.
of the senior management teams of both the Medical Center and the Comprehensive
Cancer Center, he will be responsible for the strategies, facilities,
operations and quality of all cancer-related patient-care services across all
Wake Forest Baptist campuses and outreach sites.
Staren brings valuable executive experience in the rapidly expanding field of
precision medicine and distinctive expertise in surgical oncology and academic
medicine,” said Kevin High, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist’s executive
vice president for health system affairs. “We look forward to his leadership to
build on our strengths for the best possible experiences and outcomes for our
most recently served as chief executive officer of Ashion PMed Management and as
president of its Ashion Advanced Individual Medicine subsidiary, both
outgrowths of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix. Ashion
provides clinical genomics testing facilities and various support services that
are focused on accelerating the adoption and delivery of precision medicine in
earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona, his medical degree
at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, his Ph.D. in microbiology
and immunology from Rush University and
his M.B.A. from Benedictine University.
received his general surgery training at Rush University Medical Center in
Chicago and completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Rush and Cook County
was a professor, assistant dean and associate dean at Rush Medical College and an
attending surgeon at Rush Medical Center and Cook County Hospitals.
then served as professor and medical director of the Medical College of Ohio’s
Cancer Institute and as surgery chair and surgery clinical service chief of its
is a member of numerous academic organizations and is a past president of the
American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Rush Surgical Society and the Toledo
Surgical Society. He is member of the AOA Medical Honor Society and has been
regularly listed in “Best Doctor’s in America” and “America’s Top Doctors for
Cancer”. He has published nearly 300 scientific works, including manuscripts,
abstracts, book chapters and books.