Dr. Scott Lippman will be the new director of the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California at San Diego. He starts May 1.
Lippman, who currently is chairman of thoracic/head and neck medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, replaces Dr. Dennis Carson, who served as director from November 2003 to July 2011 and remains on the UCSD faculty. Dr. Thomas Kipps has been serving as interim director.
Lippman, 57, will lead the implementation of "research-driven cancer therapy and prevention programs and clinical trials,” according to a UC San Diego Health System news release.