Roswell Park’s Candace Johnson named to ‘Health Power 100’ list

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center President & CEO Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D., has been named to City & State’s Health Power 100 list.

Johnson, the only Western New Yorker named to the top 50, was ranked by the media organization at 44th among medical professionals, policymakers and influencers who are leading New York state forward despite a year of unprecedented challenges.

This year, the publication states, healthcare was New York’s top priority as COVID-19 “tore through the state.” Under Johnson’s guidance, the center has worked day in and day out to ensure that cancer patients are still able to access high-quality of care throughout the pandemic, implementing comprehensive measures to keep patients, employees and the wider community safe.

While the COVID-19 pandemic, City & State notes, “has drawn most of the attention of medical professionals across the globe, other life-threatening illnesses remain as much of a threat as they were before. [Johnson’s] world-class cancer center has kept up the fight, treating patients and pioneering innovative treatments while adapting to the coronavirus threat.

Johnson leads a team of more than 3,700 as president and CEO and M&T Bank Presidential Chair in Leadership at Roswell Park. She joined Roswell Park in February 2002 from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute/University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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