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Alex Zafirovski, MBA, Named Interim Associate Director of Administration for the Lurie Cancer Center

Aleksandar Zafirovski

Aleksandar Zafirovski, MBA, has been named Interim Associate Director of Administration for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, effective September 6, 2014.

Zafirovski will continue to serve as the Director of Oncology Operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he has been instrumental in driving the efforts that led to the successful launch and continuing expansion of the Northwestern Medicine Developmental Therapeutics Institute (NMDTI). Since joining Northwestern in 2001, Zafirovski has also served as Administrative Director of the School of Radiation Therapy and Manager of the Department of Radiation Oncology. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

A recognized leader in oncology administration, Zafirovski is active in local, regional and national professional societies, and has given numerous related lectures. “Alex is superbly positioned to help lead our ongoing initiatives to integrate and optimize the Lurie Cancer Center’s vital cancer-related activities,” said Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, Interim Director of the Lurie Cancer Center.

Zafirovski is replacing Matthew Ruchin, who has accepted a new position at the Beckman Research Institute in California. “I am grateful to Matt for his hard work and contributions to the Lurie Cancer Center throughout this time of transition," added Dr. Platanias. "We wish him the best in this new role, which brings him closer to his family.”