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SEATTLE, Wash. - (Nov. 6, 2007) - Virginia Mason Medical Center recently promoted John Corman, MD, to the position of medical director of the Floyd & Delores Jones Cancer Institute.

In this new role Dr. Corman will be responsible for ensuring continued growth of the Cancer Institute by working closely with colleagues in medical, radiation and surgical oncology to develop and acquire new technology to treat patients with cancer. He will also work to identify growth opportunities for the Cancer Institute. Dr. Corman's vision for the Cancer Institute in 2008 will be to expand with new programs in the areas of cancer survivorship, cancer surveillance and cancer screening.

About the Cancer Institute, Dr. Corman says, "We have the ability to offer our patients integrated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care led by national leaders in medical, radiation and surgical oncology. Through the Floyd & Delores Jones Cancer Institute, services such as genetic counseling, social services and research support networks are available and unparalled in the Pacific Northwest."

Dr. Corman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed an internship at UCLA Medical Center in general surgery. Dr. Corman also completed his residency at UCLA Medical Center where he was chief resident. He is also certified by the American Board of Urology.

In addition to being a staff urologist at Virginia Mason since 2000, Dr. Corman is a clinical associate professor of Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has also served as director of the Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Program and of the Resident Education Program at the Veteran Affairs Puget Sound Medical Center. 

Dr. Corman is a Pfizer Scholar in Urology, the author of numerous publications, has received government and industry grant support for research and is the inventor of multiple U.S. patented devices that aid in patient care.

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a non-profit comprehensive regional health care system that combines a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 400 physicians with a 336-bed acute care hospital in Seattle. In addition, Virginia Mason has a network of clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area, and manages Bailey-Boushay House, a nursing residence and adult day health program for people living with HIV and AIDS. Virginia Mason also has an internationally recognized research center, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason.

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