Founding physician Gerard Oakley, MD named medical director of Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center

Oakley Gerard MDHUNTINGTON, WV –Gerard Oakley, MD, a longtime cancer specialist and Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named medical director of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Dr. Oakley has been caring for patients at ECCC since its doors opened in 2006, and is a founding physician for the most comprehensive cancer program in the Huntington/Tri-State region. In his new role, he oversees clinical operations that include programs for surgical oncology, pediatric oncology, medical oncology and hematology and radiation oncology for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of all types for patients of all ages. He will also continue to see patients in his clinic and perform surgical procedures.

During his career, Dr. Oakley has held numerous hospital and academic leadership positions including Professor and Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine; Chair of the Oncology Committee at Cabell Huntington Hospital and President of the Medical Staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Dr. Oakley earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan and he completed his fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of Minnesota. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

As the region’s most comprehensive cancer center, the ECCC’s services include radiation oncology, surgical oncology, medical oncology and hematology, orthopedic oncology, pediatric oncology, surgical breast oncology, clinical trials and cancer research all located on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. To learn more, visit www.edwardsccc.org.

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Date Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014