Hinsdale Central Foundation, Partnership in Lifelong Learning

Dr. Edgar D. Staren

Membership level: Hall of Fame

Dr. Edgar D. Staren

Inductee Year 2006
Dr. Edgar D. Staren
Edgar D. Staren, M.D., Ph.D., MBA is a native of the Chicago-area, born in 1957 in LaGrange, Illinois. In 1982, he graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He received his general surgery training at Rush University Medical Center and in 1988 completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Rush and Cook County Hospitals. Additional graduate education included a Ph.D. in tumor immunobiology from Rush University in 1991 and in 1999, Dr. Staren completed an MBA from Benedictine University. From 1988-1998, Dr. Staren was a faculty member at Rush Medical College and attending surgeon at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital. In addition, from 1995-1998 he held the positions of Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum and Associate Dean for Medical Student Programs at Rush. As one of its founding organizers, between 1999 and 2005, Dr. Staren was Professor and Medical Director of the Medical College of Ohio (MCO) Cancer Institute. Between 1998 and 2004, Dr. Staren was Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Surgery Clinical Service Chief at the Medical College Hospitals. From 2004-2005 he was the Acting Medical Director of the Medical College Hospitals and Clinics. Since 2005 he has been the Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In this role he is responsible for organization-wide clinical service development and quality, clinical leadership, information management and strategic planning, and clinical and basic research. He is recognized nationally for his clinical expertise and research activities as a surgical oncologist with particular interest in diseases of the breast, liver, and endocrine glands. He is also known as a highly regarded educator of students, residents, and practicing physicians. Dr. Staren is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of numerous academic organizations including the American Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Physician Executives, and is the Immediate Past President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He was President of the Rush Surgical Society and the Toledo Surgical Society. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and served as its President at MCO in 2001. Dr. Staren has received several teaching excellence awards, both from Rush Medical College and from the Medical College of Ohio.
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