We asked some of the leaders of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute what inspired them to work with cancer patients. In each edition of Greater Together, we will feature one of them and their answers.
We begin with Paul Celano, MD, FACP, FASCO, Herman and Walter Samuelson Medical Director of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute.
“My interest in cancer and in science goes back to when I was a child. My aunt unfortunately died of ovarian cancer when I was young, and it had a big impact on me. It really inspired me to better understand illnesses, and cancer, in particular. I’m the second member of my family to go to college; my oldest brother went to the Naval Academy.
“I went to Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where I learned from some of the leaders of clinical trials, which has really been a large part of my career.
“But my real interest has always been in patient care and that’s really what brought me to GBMC because of their long history of excellence in patient care.”