Zack Varughese is Senior Vice President of Oncology Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Prior to his appointment at CTCA, Mr. Varughese worked as Executive Director of Cancer Care Associates, a former US Oncology physician practice, and managed US Oncology’s operations in the state of Oklahoma. He also spent time as the National Director of Laboratory and Diagnostic Services for US Oncology (previously American Oncology Resources).
Mr. Varughese earned a Master of Science degree in management from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a Master of Science degree in botany from the University of Kerala, India. He earned a Ph.D. in Business for Executives from the Watson Graduate School of Management. Mr. Varughese is also an American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) board-certified medical technologist and an ASCP board-certified Diplomate in Laboratory Management.
Mr. Varughese has been with CTCA for more than five years. Under his leadership, the hospital has expanded, bringing on new specialists, innovative technologies like Intraoperative Radiation Therapy and Deep Tissue Hyperthermia, and implementing the Patient Empowered Care® model and the Quality of Life Center. He was also instrumental in developing fellowship programs in medical oncology, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, and pulmonary care in partnership with the Oklahoma State University Medical Center.
In his spare time, Mr. Varughese gives back by volunteering overseas to help provide underprivileged children with basic food, education, shelter, and medical care.