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Rogerio C. Lilenbaum, MD, chief medical officer, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Rogerio C. Lilenbaum, MD, chief medical officer, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Rogerio C. Lilenbaum, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Dr. Lilenbaum is a practicing medical oncologist and will also care for patients through the Thoracic Oncology Program. Dr. Lilenbaum is currently chairman of the Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida and will begin his tenure at Smilow on January 1. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Lilenbaum was the director of cancer research and director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He also served as the principal investigator of the Mount Sinai Community Clinical Oncology Program. Dr. Lilenbaum received his medical degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Medicine in Brazil and earned a master's degree in clinical epidemiology and clinical investigation from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his hematology/oncology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine
Jasper L. Tolarba, RN, MSN, named PSM, Behavioral Intervention Team

Jasper L. Tolarba, RN, MSN, named PSM, Behavioral Intervention Team

Jasper L. Tolarba, RN, MSN, an off-shift nurse leader since November 2010, has been appointed to the role of patient service manager of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). The BIT is a specialized psychiatric program which provides consultative services for patients with potential co-morbid psychiatric illnesses on the eight medical units on the York Street Campus. Prior to YNHH, Tolarba worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury as a clinical nursing supervisor and at Sacred Heart University as a member of the adjunct faculty. He earned a BSN and master's in education at Bicol University in Legaspi City, Philippines, an MSN in nursing administration at Xavier University in Cincinnati, and is currently earning a doctor of nursing practice at Yale School of Nursing.