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Albert J. Aboulafia, MD, Named to Lead Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Cancer Institute at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/14 -- Albert J. Aboulafia, MD, a renowned leader in cancer care, has been named director of the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Cancer Institute at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Under his leadership of the Weinberg Cancer Institute, he will oversee the divisions of Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, the Breast Center, the CyberKnife® Center and the Tumor Registry.

"We are really proud to have the leadership expertise that Dr. Aboulafia brings to our oncology program from both a clinical and an administrative standpoint," said MedStar Franklin Square President Sam Moskowitz. "It means great strides in advancing specialized and tailored treatment for our patients in one setting. Dr. Aboulafia is uniquely trained, and his vision for cancer care is a great fit for us, as we expand our oncology network to fit the needs of our community."

A nationally and internationally recognized leader in the clinical and research aspects of cancer care, Dr. Aboulafia remains active in academics, publications, editorial boards, research and teaching. He also serves in various national leadership positions including President of The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and The Baltimore City Medical Society.

Dr. Aboulafia is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and his fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Aboulafia also received an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Aboulafia. To learn more about The Weinberg Cancer Institute at MedStar Franklin Square, click here.

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation's most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more 3600 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit MedStarFranklin.org for more information.

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