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Howard Zaren

Howard A. Zaren, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Medical Director & Surgical Oncologist

Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion

Howard A. Zaren, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Howard Zaren

Medical Director & Surgical Oncologist

Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion

Dr. Howard Zaren received a bachelor's degree from Long Island University and a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Manitoba Medical School. His post graduate training included a general surgery residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. He completed a fellowship in surgical oncology and gastrointestinal endoscopy at the University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital & Tumor Institute. After completing his fellowship training he then became a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and was a private practicing surgical oncologist at Pennsylvania Hospital. He then went on to the Medical College of Pennsylvania where he was the Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery.

In 1990 he was recruited as Chair of Surgery and Cancer Center Director of Mercy Hospital of Pittsburg and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburg.

In 1999, he was recruited to be the Chair of the Department of Surgery at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago. Soon after he was appointed Tenured Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Illinois and the Principal Investigator of the Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program of Cook County. Since 1988, he has published 57 refereed articles, 89 abstracts and 11 book chapters, and has presented at regional, national and international venues.

Dr. Howard Zaren became Medical Director of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah, Georgia in October 2008. He also serves as the Principal Investigator for the National Cancer Institute's National Community Cancer Center's Pilot Program (NCCCP) and is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar.

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