Robert Carlson, MD

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Fox Chase Cancer Center
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Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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NCCN Appoints Dr. Robert Carlson as CEO

(September 9, 2012)—The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care for people with cancer, has appointed Robert W. Carlson, MD, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
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Robert Carlson, MD


Attending Physician

Medical Education

Stanford University Medical School, M.D. (received June 1978)
Stanford, California, 1978


Senior Assistant Resident, General Internal Medicine, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA, 1980 - 1981;
Junior Assistant Resident, General Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital
Group, St. Louis, MO, 1979-1980


Fellow, Medical Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1981-1983

Honors and Awards

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Achievement Award, March 2000.
Selected by America’s Top Doctors, 2001 – 2012;
Best Doctors in America®, Best Doctors Inc., 2014
Breast Health Global Initiative, Founding Collaborator Award, 2010;
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Roger J. Winn, M.D. Award, 2010;
National Physician of the Year for Clinical Excellence, 2008, Castle-Connolly Medical
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Special recognition and Appointment to the
NCCN Board of Producers, 2004;
American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Career Development Award 1987-1990
Selected by Best Doctors in America, 1994–2011;
California State Fellowship Award Winner 1974-1977


Dr. Carlson on PubMed