Stuart G. Marcus, MD, FACS
President, St. Vincent's Medical Center
Stuart G. Marcus, MD, FACS, is president of St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. Marcus most recently served as senior vice president, chief medical officer and chairman of oncology at St. Vincent’s.
Dr. Marcus is responsible for implementing the strategic direction for St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and also serves as chief academic officer and 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.
As CMO, Dr. Marcus provided administrative oversight of the medical staff paying particular attention to enhancing hospital-based, patient- centered quality initiatives throughout the Medical Center.
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 and brings together all the components of cancer care under one roof, allowing immediately accessible, coordinated care of the highest quality, including access to clinical research trials. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Oncology Specialty Affinity Group for Ascension Health.
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.
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. He holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University, and in 1987 earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine.
He completed his internship and surgical residency at NYU School of Medicine. He also completed a three-year surgical oncology research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Marcus also received the Class of 1962 Public Service Award from Rutgers College, the James Ewing Student Research Fellowship from the Society of Surgical Oncology, the 2002 Attending of the year Award from the NYU Department of Surgery, and was an honoree at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic held in 2003 at Madison Square Garden, sponsored by the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Marcus holds many professional memberships including the American College of Surgeons, American Association of Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the American Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association. He serves on the Outcomes Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Public Policy Committee of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He has been involved with multiple basic science and clinical research studies, has published extensively in his field, and is a speaker and presenter at conferences across the country.
Dr. Marcus is married with two children.