Thomas Herzog, MD,
University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine alumnus, will be the new
clinical director of the UC Cancer Institute, effective Aug. 1.
He replaces Franklin
Smith, MD, who is leaving to become vice-president for medical affairs at
Medpace, Inc. He will remain an adjunct professor of medicine and pediatrics within
the UC College of Medicine.
Herzog comes from
Columbia University, where he has been the director of the division of
gynecologic oncology since 2004. He will also be a faculty member within the
gynecologic oncology division at UC.
Herzog graduated from
the UC College of Medicine in 1986 and then completed his residency at Good
Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati in 1990 and a fellowship in gynecologic
oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, in 1993.
training, he became a faculty member at Washington University and then director
of the gynecologic oncology fellowship program until 2004, when he made the
move to Columbia.
Herzog is a National
Institutes of Health- and American Cancer Society-funded researcher with over
200 published manuscripts. He’s also been a member of a number of national
professional societies including the American College of Surgeons, for which he
is also on the elected board of governors, the American Board of Obstetrics and
Gynecology and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology,
Herzog is also editor-in-chief
of the journal Gynecologic Oncology
Research and Practice in addition
to being the editor and on the editorial boards for a number of other
"I’m very excited to
have Dr. Herzog as a leader within the UC Cancer Institute,” says William
Barrett, MD, director of the UC Cancer Institute, chair of the department of
radiation oncology and medical director for UC Health’s Barrett Cancer Center.
"His qualifications and expertise will help us further our mission of
excellence in clinical care with an emphasis on education and research.
"The recruitment of
an individual of Dr. Herzog’s stature is wonderful for the university and for
Cincinnati. Dr. Herzog will be a tremendous asset for all of us in many ways.”