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New Chairman of Pathology Appointed at Lenox Hill Hospital


Dr. RodgersWilliam Rodgers, MD, PhD has been appointed Chairman of Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital.  The appointment, was announced by Gladys George, President and CEO of Lenox Hill Hospital.


Dr. Rodgers succeeds Harry Ioachim, MD, who is retiring after a distinguished 40-year association with Lenox Hill Hospital, including 26 years as Chairman of Pathology.


A highly regarded anatomic pathologist, with special interests in cytopathology and gynecologic pathology, Dr. Rodgers joins Lenox Hill Hospital from the University of Maryland Medical Systems, where he was Director of its division of Anatomic Pathology and Director of the Pathology Biorepository and Research Core of the Marlene and Stuart Greenebaum Cancer Center.


“Dr. Rodgers brings years of expertise in both translational research and anatomic pathology plus outstanding administrative and leadership skills to our Hospital,” said Ms. George. “I am pleased to welcome him to Lenox Hill Hospital.”


Dr. Rodgers earned his PhD in Biology in 1979 and was awarded his MD with Distinction in Research in 1983 from the University of Rochester. His post-graduate training included a Pathology Residency and Wilmot Cancer Research Fellowship at the University of Rochester.


Dr. Rodgers spent the first six years of his career at Vanderbilt University where he was recruited in 1987 after the completion of his training. While at Vanderbilt, he discovered that matrix metalloproteinases, thought to be causes of tumor invasion and metastasis, are ubiquitously expressed in normal tissues. He was awarded an NIH R01 Individual Investigator Award to study MMP expression in Endometriosis.


Dr. Rodgers is Chairman the Pathology Committee of the Gynecology Oncology Group (GOG) a National Institutes of Health-funded collaborative group that develops and tests treatments for women’s cancer.  He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, books and chapters, and abstracts, and lectures regularly both nationally and internationally.


Dr. Rodgers and his wife Deborah Bart, PhD, will reside in Manhattan.