OHSU Cancer Institute Director Elected to Association of American Physicians

06/20/03    Portland, Ore.

Grover Bagby, M.D., the director of the Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians.

"This is a singular honor, and I am awed to be in the company of the other individuals chosen for this recognition over the years," Bagby said. "The AAP is focused on the importance of constantly advancing scientific understanding and clinical practice, and that's exactly what the OHSU Cancer Institute is dedicated to accomplishing as well."

Bagby is a professor of medicine (hematology and medical oncology) in the OHSU School of Medicine. A 1968 graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, he specializes in hematopoiesis, leukemia and myelodysplasia, and Fanconi anemia.

"Under Grover Bagby's guidance the OHSU Cancer Institute has become a world-class organization that is making landmark contributions to cancer research and treatment," OHSU President Peter Kohler, M.D., said.

The AAP is a 1,500-member professional organization dedicated to the advancement of medicine. Membership recognizes an individual's excellence in "the pursuit of medical knowledge, the advancement of basic and clinical science, and their application to clinical medicine." Bagby is the third active faculty member at OHSU to be elected to the AAP.