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Published: 03/01/2012

Dr. Stuart Marcus
St. Vincent’s Medical Center President

Stuart Marcus

Stuart G. Marcus, MD, FACS, has been named president of St. Vincent’s Medical Center. He succeeds Susan L. Davis, RN, EdD, who remains CEO of the Medical Center and president/CEO of St. Vincent’s Health Services, and who has assumed additional regional responsibilities within Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit healthcare system.

Dr.  Marcus most recently served as senior vice president, chief medical officer and chairman of oncology at St. Vincent’s.

“This transition should be seamless as Dr. Marcus has played a vital role at the Medical Center, by leading the development of our new cancer center and oncology program, and helping to forge an exciting new relationship with the new Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University,” said St. Vincent’s CEO and Ascension Health Market Ministry Leader Susan L. Davis, RN, EdD.

“His appointment will allow us to align St. Vincent’s even closer with our outstanding medical staff, and to meet the challenges of health care today.”

With this appointment, Dr. Marcus will be responsible for implementing the strategic direction for St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and will also assume the role of chief academic officer and professor of surgery for the Frank H. Netter 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 holds many memberships in professional organizations, 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.

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