Aetna Appoints Michael Kolodziej, M.D., to Lead Oncology Strategies

Fri Feb 8, 2013 9:56am EST

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HARTFORD, Conn.--(Business Wire)--
Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that Michael Kolodziej, M.D., joined the
company in January as national medical director for Oncology Strategies. He
leads the strategic development, design and implementation of Aetna`s cancer
care programs. 

"We`re thrilled to welcome Dr. Kolodziej to Aetna. His extensive research
experience and leadership in the field will help us continue to improve cancer
care. Through collaboration with the medical and information technology
communities, he will help create integrated, clinically advanced oncology
programs that are safer, more effective and more affordable for our members,"
said Ira Klein, M.D., Aetna`s chief of staff to the chief medical officer. 

Kolodziej comes to Aetna from US Oncology where he served as medical director
for oncology services and was chairman of the US Oncology Pharmacy and
Therapeutics committee. He specializes in hematology and medical oncology and is
board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology by the
American Board of Internal Medicine. Kolodziej was a medical oncologist with New
York Oncology Hematology, Albany Cancer Center. 

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St.
Louis, MO and his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine,
Kolodziej completed his internship at Barnes Hospital at Washington University
in 1985. He completed residencies in internal medicine and hematology-oncology
at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and his fellowship in
the Hematology-Oncology Section of the Hospital of the University of
Pennsylvania in 1991. He has been published in more than 50 medical journal
articles, abstracts and book chapters. 

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