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Khalid Matin named medical director of community oncology and clinical research affiliations

Matin is an expert in gastrointestinal cancers

Khalid Matin for  blog post Khalid Matin, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been appointed medical director of community oncology and clinical research affiliations at VCU Massey Cancer Center and an associate professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine, at the VCU School of Medicine, effective July 15, 2013.

Most recently, Matin was director of community oncology and associate professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. He was also an attending physician at Roswell’s satellite facility in Amherst, NY. Prior to his roles at Roswell, Matin was a medical oncologist at the Cancer Center of Montgomery, Alabama, which is part of the Southeast Cancer Network; a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in Pennsylvania; and attending physician in hematology-oncology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

A board certified medical oncologist and clinical researcher, Matin is an expert in the study and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. He has developed several clinical trials for GI cancers, and he has served as the principal investigator and co-investigator on various colorectal and lung cancer trials.

In his role at Massey, Matin will oversee the cancer center’s partnerships with third-party hospitals and oncology practices to provide Massey’s first-rate medical oncology services throughout Virginia, and he will also manage a quality clinical trials program for the center’s statewide Clinical Research Affiliation Network. He will work closely with the associate director for clinical research, Charles Geyer, M.D., F.A.C.P., to extend Massey’s promising clinical trials to its clinical research affiliated-community oncology practices and hospitals.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Matin to Massey,” said Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., director of VCU Massey Cancer Center. “He fills an important new leadership position at the cancer center that is integral to the expansion of our clinical trials throughout the state and to continuing our vital role as Virginia’s premier cancer resource for research, patient care and education.”

“Dr. Matin’s expertise in GI cancers and leadership of Massey’s statewide medical oncology partnerships and clinical trial affiliations is a great asset for all of Virginia’s cancer community,” said Steven Grossman, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care.

Matin received an M.B.B.S. degree from Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, and was later granted an M.D. degree after passing the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ United States Medical Licensing Examination. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center at the University of Minnesota and his fellowship in hematology-oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He and his wife, Sadia, have three children.

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

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