Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (CTCA) today announced that Dr. Raj Garg, a highly regarded health care industry leader with more than 25 years of experience across the health care spectrum, will become its President and CEO effective June 20, 2016. He will also serve as a member of the company’s national Board of Directors.
“Dr. Garg brings a deep commitment to our mission of helping patients win their fight against cancer every day,” said CTCA® Chairman and Founder, Richard J Stephenson. “With his keen strategic vision and solid understanding of the rapidly changing health care economy, we are delighted he will be assuming this position at a place and time when that commitment, vision and understanding is so critical to our patients’ well-being. Raj is the ideal leader to help us open new doors to delivering ‘Care That Never Quits’ driven by the highest standards of advanced, innovative, personalized and integrative cancer care, and by empowering cancer patients and their families with world-class options,” he concluded.
Dr. Garg sees significant opportunities ahead for CTCA in its quest to conquer cancer. “Cancer remains a scourge that demands our collective attention and resolute commitment to defeat. CTCA stands at the forefront in providing patients with numerous innovative therapeutic options, including advanced genomic, precision and immunotherapeutic programs, an unparalleled range of integrative therapies, and a caring, warm and nurturing patient experience. I am honored to have the opportunity to join hands with the more than 5,000 remarkably talented Stakeholders (employees) in this fight.”
As a leader in the health care group at McKinsey & Company, Dr. Garg guided many health care companies through transformational change by spearheading innovative strategic growth, operations, and business development programs and initiatives. “Dr. Garg is uniquely suited to help guide CTCA through the emerging dynamics of the health care economy while accelerating its growth and reinforcing its commitment to the delivery of exceptional patient-centered cancer care,” said Maurie Markman, M.D., President of CTCA Medicine & Science.
Dr. Garg earned an M.D. from Stanford Medical School, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a B.A. in genetics and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company in 1992, he practiced medicine and law in California. Dr. Garg serves on the board of directors of The New York City Children’s Holiday Party, Inc., a charitable enterprise dedicated to providing holiday cheer to homeless children.
Dr. Garg takes office effective June 20, 2016