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Michael Kosty


United States of America

Scripps Green Cancer Center
La Jolla, California

Michael Paul Kosty, MD, FACP, FASCO, has served as Director of Scripps Green Cancer Center in La Jolla, California, since 2008, Director of the Graduate Medical Education at Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital since 2002, and as Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellow Training Program at Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital from 1997-2016. In addition, he serves as a medical oncologist at Scripps Clinic. Since 1990, he has served at Scripps Green Cancer Center as Head of the Thoracic Oncology Service, and as a Member of the Genitourinary Oncology Service, Dermatologic Oncology Service, and the Clinical Research Advisory Committee.

Since joining ASCO in 1986, Dr. Kosty has served as the Chair of the Cancer Education Committee Continuing Education Subcommittee, the Workforce Advisory Group, and the Professional Development Committee Oncology Training Program Subcommittee, as well as a member of the Scientific Program Committee, Bylaws Committee, and ASCO Co-Chair of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)-ASCO Global Curriculum Workgroup. He is currently on the ASCO Board of Directors.  In recognition of his years of service to ASCO, Dr. Kosty received the distinction of Fellow of ASCO (FASCO) in 2014.

Dr. Kosty served as an Investigator for the Southwest Oncology Group from 1999 to 2007 and as an Investigator for the Cancer and Leukemia Group B from 1986 to 1999. Dr. Kosty dedicated many years to service in the military, as a General Medical Officer on the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3; 1980-1981), as an attending physician and Assistant Head in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Naval Hospital (1986-1989), and as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve (1989-1999).

Dr. Kosty received his undergraduate degree and master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his medical degree from George Washington University; he performed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Naval Hospital, San Diego. He was a visiting fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School, and a research fellow at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. 

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