FORT MYERS — With more than 35 years of medical leadership experience in cancer care, Dr. Mark Roh was recruited to serve as Lee Health’s new chief physician executive of oncology services.
In his new role, Dr. Roh will be responsible for providing direction and support to the medical staff while working collaboratively with the operations team and other leaders who provide cancer care. Dr. Roh will work in dyad partnership with the vice president of oncology services, Debra Wilson. Alongside Wilson, he will be jointly responsible for Regional Cancer Center operations and developing and executing the oncology services strategic plan.
Before joining Lee Health, Dr. Roh most recently served as president of Orlando Health University of Florida Health Cancer Center. As president, he orchestrated strategic growth initiatives and supervised a 675-person team, including 60 oncologists.
Dr. Roh has also served in leadership roles at MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
“When we began the search for this position, we knew we needed someone with vast clinical, operational and leadership experience, and Dr. Roh was the perfect choice,” said Dr. Scott Nygaard, chief operating officer of Lee Health. “I have no doubt he will make a huge impact in this community by continuing our efforts to keep cancer care close to home.”
Dr. Roh earned his medical degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, and his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.
He began his role with Lee Health on April 4.