Dr. Selwyn Vickers
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Vickers, a globally known pancreatic cancer surgeon and researcher, took the reins at MSK last year. Since then, he has spearheaded efforts at the world-renowned cancer center to expand access to care and offer clinical trials to a broader group of people. In 2023, the organization advanced this goal through a collaboration with MediSys Health Network in Queens, one of the most diverse communities in the world. Also in 2023, MSK joined CancerX, a public-private partnership focused on innovation in cancer care and research, as a founding member. Vickers previously worked at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, eventually becoming CEO of the UAB Health System and of the UAB/Ascension St. Vincent’s Alliance.