Oncologist Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center as its medical director.

Mitin, who specializes in the field of radiation oncology and joined Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) this year, has practiced and trained at several of the nation’s leading academic health care institutions, including Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, said Tuality Healthcare spokesman Gerry Ewing. Mitin succeeds Charlotte Dai Kubicky, who joined the cancer center as medical director in 2007.

Kubicky will continue in her role as an assistant professor for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, as well as seeing patients at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute clinic in Beaverton.

Mitin is a native of Moscow, Russia, who came to the United States at age 16 to pursue his education. He received his B.A., cum laude, in chemistry and biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He pursued his medical training in a combined M.D./Ph.D. program at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Mitin join us at the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center,” said Tina Dickerson, cancer center director. “His credentials are amazing, and we as a cancer care team look forward to what he will bring to our program.”

During his doctoral training, Mitin studied cancer immunology and defended his thesis work on hormonal regulation of drug metabolism.

Upon graduating from Tufts, he completed an internship year in internal medicine at Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, and returned to Boston for his training in radiation oncology at the Harvard University radiation oncology program.

After completing his residency program, he was invited to join the faculty of Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he specialized in treatment of patients with genitourinary malignancies.

Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center is a joint venture between Tuality Healthcare and the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU, delivering care to cancer patients in the Hillsboro community and western Washington County.

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