Takes over new post in August
Hamilton Health Sciences and Cancer Care Ontario announced today (Thursday) the appointment of Dr. Ralph Meyer as the incoming president of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, and regional vice-president, Cancer Care Ontario, for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) regional cancer program.
Dr. Meyer is an accomplished and highly respected hematologist and regarded as one of Canada’s leading experts in cancer clinical trials.
His research has emphasized the testing of new therapies for patients with cancers of the blood and lymph systems including Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia.
Currently, Dr. Meyer is director of the NCIC clinical trials group, the Edith and Carla Eisenhauer chair in clinical cancer research, professor in the departments of oncology, medicine and community health and epidemiology at Queen’s University in Kingston and hematologist at the Kingston General Hospital.
Dr. Meyer received his medical degree from McMaster University in 1978 and completed his residency training in internal medicine in 1982 and hematology in 1984.
Also in 1984, he joined the department of medicine at McMaster University and subsequently held the position of head of hematology at the Juravinski Cancer Centre from 2000 to 2006.
Meyer will assume his new duties in August.
He will replace Dr. Bill Evans who is slated to retire as head of the cancer centre in June.