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Pat Basu, MD, MBA, named President and Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America

April 03, 2019

Health care innovator to lead organization with focus on growing access to precision cancer care and individualized support services across the care continuum

BOCA RATON, Fla. – April 3, 2019 – Pat A. Basu, MD, MBA, an accomplished health care executive and entrepreneur, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc., which includes the existing Comprehensive Cancer Care Network of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) hospitals and outpatient care centers as well as new business ventures designed to expand access to higher quality and more affordable cancer care. As CEO, Pat will strengthen and expand the network’s current clinical services while developing new businesses that leverage data, technology, population health and ecosystem partnerships in the fight against cancer. He will also serve as a member of the CTCA® National Board of Directors.

"Pat is a board-certified physician, seasoned health care executive and visionary leader whose career has been dedicated to improving the American health care system and to his relentless pursuit of delivering high-quality, patient-centric and value-based care to millions of patients," says Darren Keller, Vice Chairman of the Board of CTCA. "His accomplishments fully align with our vision to be recognized and trusted by people living with cancer as the premier center for healing, empowerment and hope."

"Pat is an incredibly dynamic leader known for making significant positive impacts on organizations. I know he will draw upon his deep experience as a physician, executive, entrepreneur, policy maker and growth investor to deliver new heights in performance and outcomes," notes Amir Dan Rubin, president and CEO of One Medical, and former president and CEO of Stanford University’s health system. Adds former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, "I have known Pat through his years of important service in Washington and our collaborative work on health care. He is an outstanding choice to lead CTCA."

"As an executive, physician and believer that together we can defeat cancer, I’m thrilled to lead thousands of talented physicians and Stakeholders at CTCA who have dedicated their careers to this critical mission. I believe it is a new dawn in the battle against cancer where we will marshal cutting-edge medicine, powerful data analytics, new partnerships and renewed resolve to help millions of Americans prevent, detect and defeat this enemy," says Dr. Basu.

Dr. Basu joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America effective April 1, 2019.

About Pat Basu, MD, MBA

Dr. Pat Basu is a business leader, physician and entrepreneur who has led corporate, government, private equity and clinical organizations. A former Stanford University Medical Center physician and White House Advisor, Dr. Basu recently served as a partner at Chicago Pacific Founders Private Equity and at Pritzker Group Venture Capital. Previously, he served on the Executive Leader Team at UnitedHealth Group and as Senior Vice President at Optum where he was responsible for leading thousands of employees and a $9 billion P&L for OptumCare, the largest physician practice portfolio and value-based care business in the nation.

In addition, Dr. Basu helped start Doctor On Demand, the nation’s largest provider of telehealth video visits which partners with insurers and employers to provide access for over 30 million Americans. He also served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for vRad, the nation's largest provider of radiology, caring for 8 million patients annually through more than 2,500 hospital, provider and health plan clients.

Dr. Basu took leave from Stanford to serve as a White House Fellow and Senior Advisor. He has delivered keynote addresses at over 150 corporations and professional societies and consulted for several Fortune 500 firms, venture capital firms and health systems. He serves as a Regional Commissioner of the White House Fellows, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Board for the University of Illinois and Stanford Medical Alumni Association.

Dr. Basu still cares for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces on a part-time basis in the VA hospital system. He has also served as visiting faculty at seven major U.S. universities and founding faculty director of the Health Policy and Finance course at Stanford. Dr. Basu is a recipient of the AMA’s Excellence in Medicine Award, Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 Award, Stanford Medicine’s Specialist Physician of the Year Award, as well as the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Distinguished Alumni Award and University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Basu earned an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago and a BA in mechanical engineering with Honors from the University of Illinois.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (CTCA) is a comprehensive cancer care network of hospitals and outpatient care centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Specializing in the treatment of adult cancer patients, CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy with advancements in precision cancer treatment and supportive therapies designed to manage side effects and enhance quality of life both during and after treatment. CTCA also offers qualified patients a range of clinical trials that may reveal new treatment options supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country. Visit cancercenter.com, Facebook.com/cancercenter and Twitter.com/cancercenter for more information.