Stuart G. Marcus, MD, FACS
President/CEO, St. Vincent's Health Services
Stuart G. Marcus, MD, FACS serves as President/CEO of St. Vincent’s Health Services (SVHS), a $500 million healthcare system which is a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and largest non-profit healthcare system, based in St. Louis, MO. SVHS includes St. Vincent’s Medical Center (SVMC), St. Vincent’s College, St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services and St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation. He most recently served as President of SVMC and Executive Vice President of SVHS.
Dr. Marcus also has also been named a Ministry Market Leader by Ascension Health for its Connecticut and New York regions, which include three additional Ascension hospitals: St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, NY, Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, NY and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, NY. In his role as President/CEO and Ministry Market Leader, he provides strategic and operational leadership for SVHS, while promoting strategic alignment among Ascension’s New York and Connecticut health ministries and the Ascension Health system office.
After joining St. Vincent’s in 2006, Dr. Marcus was named President of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Marcus served as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of Oncology at St. Vincent’s. Dr. Marcus also serves as professor of surgery for the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He was instrumental in establishing St. Vincent’s as the principal clinical partner for the school.
A specialist in gastrointestinal cancer surgery, Dr. Marcus led the development of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care at St. Vincent’s, which opened in 2010. St. Vincent’s Medical Center recently affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the leading cancer center in the U.S.
Dr. Marcus came to St. Vincent’s in August 2006 from New York University Medical Center, having served as Program Director of the General Surgery training program there and Chief of Surgery at Bellevue Hospital Center. Throughout this time, he coordinated the integration of cancer services at Bellevue Hospital Center, creating a multi-disciplinary cancer center there.
He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, was trained in general surgery at NYU/Bellevue and completed a fellowship in surgical oncology research at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. A Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Marcus is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Marcus holds many professional memberships including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the American Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association. He has published extensively in peer reviewed medical journals, and is a speaker and presenter at conferences across the country.