Huh named senior medical officer of cancer service line

Warner K. Huh, M.D., an internationally respected gynecologic oncologist at UAB Medicine, was appointed senior medical officer for the cancer service line at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Michael J. Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, says “It is a great pleasure to work with Dr. Warner Huh as the physician leader of the UAB cancer service line. Dr. Huh will assist in the design implementation and operation of the cancer service line, which is critical to the future success of the cancer center and the care of our patients.”

Dr. Huh’s appointment is effective immediately. “It’s truly an honor and a privilege to be a part of the leadership team for cancer care at UAB. This institution has a longstanding, rich, and productive history in the area of cancer treatment and research,” Dr. Huh says. “It’s important to remember that UAB was one of the very first NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the U.S. Given the current needs of our patients and the considerable future impact cancer will have on our population, it’s imperative that we continue to grow and develop a world-class cancer program that will provide superlative, compassionate care and serve as the standard bearer for the region.”

Dr. Huh’s new responsibilities will be in addition to his current roles as professor and vice chair of Gynecology; director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology; the Margaret Cameron Spain Endowed Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; professor in the Department of Surgery; professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UAB School of Public Health; and senior scientist at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.