Seidman Cancer Center



Jordan M. Winter, MD, appointed Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of Surgical Services
Friday, September 14, 2018

Jordan M. Winter, MD, appointed Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of Surgical Services

CLEVELAND -- Jordan M. Winter, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Director of Surgical Services at UH Seidman Cancer Center. 

"Dr. Winter is recognized nationally for his clinical, teaching and research expertise in pancreatic cancer,” said Ted Teknos, MD, President of the UH Seidman Cancer Center. “His achievements reflect a deep commitment to aid patients and families facing the most challenging cancers while helping colleagues and clinicians in training achieve their professional goals,”

In addition to surgical management of pancreatic and related cancers, he treats other upper gastrointestinal malignancies and abdominal tumors. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and a dozen book chapters, many of them on pancreatic cancer.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Case Western Reserve University, Lucid Diagnostics sign license agreement to commercialize fast, accurate Barrett’s Esophagus detector

CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University and Lucid Diagnostics, a subsidiary of publicly traded New York-based medical device company, PAVmed Inc. (Nasdaq: PAVM), have signed an exclusive license agreement to commercialize a technology that quickly and accurately detects Barrett’s Esophagus, the primary precursor of esophageal cancer.
 
The technology, called EsoCheck, combines a non-invasive, cell-sampling device with highly accurate DNA biomarkers to detect the condition.
 
The company is based on discoveries by three scientific founders: Sanford Markowitz, the  Markowitz-Ingalls Professor of Cancer Genetics and Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve and medical oncologist at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center; Amitabh Chak, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, gastroenterologist at University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute and director of the Advanced Technology and Innovation Center of Excellence at University Hospitals Division of Gastroenterology; and Joseph Willis, professor of pathology and pathology vice chair for clinical affairs at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. 




Friday, February 02, 2018

University Hospitals launches new vision statement: ‘Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion’

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals is launching a new vision statement to guide the future success and aspirations of the health system, its 18 hospitals, 26,000 employees and 1.3 million patients annually served.
 
The statement -- Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion -- defines UH as a nationally leading academic medical research center and health system grounded in pioneering research, new technologies and compassionate and personalized patient care.
 
As part of the vision launch, UH also will kick off an advertising campaign with two commercials airing during the Super Bowl on Feb. 4.  The commercials are part of a series of spots featuring real patients and their caregivers sharing their UH experiences. 
 
Following their initial showings, the commercials will be shown on TV stations in Northeast Ohio, in conjunction with ads on radio, in newspapers and digital platforms.


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