Kevin Charles Oeffinger, MD, has been named director of the Duke Cancer Supportive Care and Survivorship Center at Duke Cancer Institute. He has also been charged with establishing the Duke Center for Onco-Primary Care, an innovative program within the Duke Cancer Institute, in partnership with the Duke University Health System, that unites cancer specialists and primary care clinicians.
Oeffinger will also accept a faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Community and Family Health at Duke Health.
Since 2014 Oeffinger has directed the Cancer Survivorship Center at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). For the past 11 years he has served as director of the Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program at MSKCC; a program he established to serve the needs of high risk adult survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer.
Oeffinger received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. For the past four years he was an attending physician in the department of medicine at MSKCC’s Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, and from 2005 to 2012 was an attending physician in the department of pediatrics.
Oeffinger’s extensive research background includes, most recently, serving as principal investigator of a multi-million dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute for a multi-center study on promoting breast cancer screening in women who survived childhood cancer, as co-investigator and executive committee member for a 26-institution cohort NCI-funded childhood cancer survivor study, and as PI for a study focused on improving outcomes of cancer survivors and mentoring and bridging primary care and oncology.