VCU’s Massey Cancer Center names new director
Dr. Robert Winn, an expert in lung cancer and community-based health care, has been named director of the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, the university announced Friday.
Winn comes to Richmond from the University of Illinois Cancer Center, where he served as director, and as associate vice chancellor of health affairs for community-based practice at the university’s hospital and health science system.
“Dr. Winn is a passionate leader with vision, compassion and a commitment to service,” said Dr. Marsha D. Rappley, senior vice president for health sciences at VCU and CEO of VCU Health System.
At UIC, Winn oversaw research and clinical activities at 13 federally qualified health centers and created an integrated health care delivery and research system, according to VCU. He is a pulmonologist with a medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and received training at the University of Colorado, where he later served in leadership roles at its Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine.
Winn replaces Dr. Gordon Ginder, who has served as Massey’s director for 22 years. He starts Dec. 2.