National Proton Therapy Leader Selected as Medical Director

| November 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dr. Carl J. Rossi, Jr. joins Scripps Clinical Medical Group.

Dr. Carl J. Rossi, Jr. has joined Scripps Clinic Medical Group (SCMG) as medical director of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, a $220 million cancer treatment and research facility being built in the Carroll Canyon area of Mira Mesa that is expected to open in spring 2013.

Before joining Scripps, Rossi spent the past 20 years as chief of genito-urinary and lymphoma radiation oncology services at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) in Loma Linda, Calif.  At LLUMC, Rossi treated more than 9,000 prostate cancer patients with proton therapy – more than any other physician in the world for that tumor site.

As medical director of Scripps Proton Therapy Center, Rossi will be responsible for the facility’s technical and clinical operations.  This includes recruiting the center’s clinical staff, establishing training guidelines, integrating patient care quality initiatives and developing clinical trials to optimize therapies for various diagnoses.  Rossi also will help foster collaboration with other cancer care providers and researchers in San Diego and with other proton centers nationwide.

Construction on the Scripps Proton Therapy Center began in October 2010.  The 102,000-square-foot facility – which will be just the second such center west of the Rockies – will have the maximum capacity to treat approximately 2,400 patients annually.  It is being built on a 7-acre site at 9577 Summers Ridge Road.

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