Newswise — HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today named Omer Sultan senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). With his extensive financial leadership experience in the health care industry, Sultan will join the institution’s Executive Leadership Team on Oct. 4.

In his role as CFO, Sultan will lead all institutional financial matters and serve as a financial strategist to anticipate and adapt to changes in an increasingly dynamic health care environment. He also will lead the fiscal management and strategic allocation of institutional assets and implement new methods for effective optimization of operating revenue, while optimizing investments focused on the delivery of patient care and prevention services, groundbreaking research and education.

“Omer is an experienced strategic leader who possesses the technical skill, emotional intelligence, coachability and drive to assume responsibility for MD Anderson’s fiscal health and financial stewardship,” said Peter WT Pisters, M.D., president of MD Anderson. “His breadth and depth of knowledge as a seasoned financial leader will be invaluable to the institution. We welcome Omer to our team.”

Working closely with colleagues on the Executive Leadership Team and with leaders across the institution, Sultan will drive process improvements focused on innovation and serve as a trusted voice across all audiences through transparent communication of financial information.

“I am excited to join the leadership team at the nation’s top cancer hospital,” Sultan said. “MD Anderson is renowned for its outstanding patient care, research, prevention and education, and I look forward to collaborating with the team to ensure the institution’s continued growth and success in its mission to end cancer.”

Sultan currently serves as the vice president of finance at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, the parent corporation of a $6.7 billion, 11-hospital academic health system serving the greater Chicago area with more than 25,000 employees and more than 200 outpatient locations. He leads multi-year strategic financial planning, annual consolidated capital and operating budgets, and initiatives to advance the system’s global health care leadership.

Prior to his leadership at Northwestern, Sultan spent seven years in health care management consulting, advising on strategy and financial operations. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Benedictine University and master’s degree in health administration from Cornell University.

 

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About MD Anderson The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world’s most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution’s sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 51 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is No. 1 for cancer in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings. It has been named one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer since the rankings began in 1990 and has ranked first 16 times in the last 19 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).