Director of UF&Shands Jacksonville Cancer Center named

Carmine Volpe, M.D., has been appointed director of the UF&Shands Jacksonville Cancer Center and chairman of the Shands Jacksonville Cancer Committee.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Volpe has accepted this position,” said Dr. Robert Nuss, dean of the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville Regional Campus. “Dr. Volpe’s previous experience at other premier academic medical centers is a tremendous asset in helping us develop the center, conduct cancer research and train the next generation of oncology specialists.”

Dr. Volpe earned his medical degree and completed a residency in general surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed fellowships in surgical oncology and endoscopy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Volpe has served on the faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and Temple University School of Medicine Clinical Campus at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Volpe joined the faculty of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville as an associate professor and division chief of surgical oncology in October 2008.

“In his new role, Dr. Volpe will be responsible for developing strategic plans for the expansion of oncology programs, interfacing with the UF Proton Therapy Institute and coordinating Jacksonville activities with the UF&Shands health system,” said Jim Burkhart, president and administrator of Shands Jacksonville. “Under his leadership, we will expand the breadth and depth of cancer services on our campus.”