Newsmaker: Dr. Linda McAllister-Lucas
Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013,
Dr. Linda McAllister-Lucas
Noteworthy: Appointed chief of hematology and oncology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Family: Husband, Peter; son, Max
Background: McAllister-Lucas is a pediatric oncologist. She ran a laboratory at the University of Michigan Medical School studying the relationship between inflammation and cancers and how inflammation can induce lymphoma, a cancer of the blood.
Education: She obtained her medical degree and a doctorate in molecular physiology from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Quote: “I get to lead a team of talented physicians and scientists who already take great care of pediatric hematology and oncology patients. I have every confidence that the care of these patients is going to improve over the next decade.”
—by Luis Fábregas
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