Robert W. Carlson, MD, is the CEO at NCCN, and has an esteemed history of leadership positions within the organization including member of the NCCN Board of Directors, chair of the Breast Cancer Guidelines Panel, member and founding chair of the Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Guidelines Panel, and chair of the Survivorship Guidelines Panel.
Before his appointment as CEO, Dr. Carlson served as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology and Stanford Medical Informatics at Stanford University Medical Center.
He is a graduate of Stanford University Medical School, and completed his internship and junior residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital Group in St. Louis, Missouri, before returning to Stanford University to complete his senior residency.
Dr. Carlson is a member of several medical societies, including American College of Physicians, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and ASCO.
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