Orlando, FL -- May 20, 2012 - This week marks a monumental transition at MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, where for the first time in its history it welcomes in a new leader, a doctor who just happens to be on the list of "Best Doctors in America". Dr. Mark Roh takes the reigns as MD Anderson Orlando's President on Monday, May 21, taking over for Dr. Clarence Brown who is retiring from his post and taking on a new position with the Orlando Health Foundation. Brown had been at the helm of MD Anderson Orlando for the past 21 years since the facility first opened its doors here in Central Florida. Incoming President Mark Roh is an internationally renowned liver cancer surgeon who has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1992. Roh has also been named among the top one percent of physicians in the nation by US News & World Report and is on the American Cancer Society's Florida Board of Directors.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, part of Orlando Health, is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center as the top cancer treatment center in the U.S. and has ranked it as one of the top two cancer centers for the past 13 years. Orlando Health, a 1,882-bed community-owned, Florida not-for-profit organization established in 1918, annually serves nearly 2 million Central Florida residents and more than 4,500 international patients. More information is available at www.mdacco.com.