MEMPHIS, Tenn. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has named a new clinical director.
The Memphis-based hospital said Wednesday that radiation oncologist Larry Kun has been appointed as clinical director and executive vice president. Kun will guide all aspects of clinical care and oversee clinical operations and patient care quality programs for the 7,800 patients who are treated or receive post-treatment care at St. Jude each year.
His responsibilities include developing patient care policies, managing physicians, and planning and managing clinical space and systems.
Kun joined St. Jude in 1984 to establish a department to treat cancer with radiation therapy and to start a multidisciplinary brain tumor program.
Kun has served as chair of the St. Jude Department of Radiological Sciences and will remain in that position.