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Leadership

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Ramesh Rengan, MD, PhD

Ramesh Rengan, MD, PhD

Medical Director of the Center

Dr. Rengan, MD PhD, is the medical director at Seatte Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy and an associate professor of radiation oncology at University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in radiation treatment for lung cancer and melanoma. Dr. Rengan was previously the chief of thoracic service and assistant director of Clinical Operations for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked extensively with proton therapy. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and earned his medical degree and PhD in biological chemistry from University of Michigan Medical School and Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Rengan’s philosophy of “patients come first” fits well with his areas of research, which involve the development of clinical and translational (bench-to-bedside) initiatives designed to improve clinical outcomes in lung cancer and melanoma patients. His research interests also include understanding the biology of lung cancer tumors in order to make radiation treatment more effective.

Accomplishments
Dr. Rengan is the co-Chair of the IHE-RO Planning Committee and chair of the IHE-RO clinical advisory subcommittee for the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO).

Annika Andrews

Annika Andrews

President of the Center

Annika Andrews is the president and CEO of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy. Andrews oversees operations at the Center. Prior to joining SCCA Proton Therapy, Andrews was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital & Medical Center where she was responsible for hospital and physician clinic operations and led the organization through its integration with UW Medicine. She served on the boards of North Seattle Surgery Center, LLC, Via Radiology, LLC, and she currently serves on the board of the Seattle Country Day School. From 2002 to 2006, she served as an independent director of Shurgard Storage Centers, Inc., when the publicly traded company was sold to Public Storage for $5.5 billion. Andrews earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University.