Aetna Appoints Michael Kolodziej, M.D., to Lead Oncology Strategies
HARTFORD, Conn. -- February 8, 2013
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
“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.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits
companies, serving approximately 37.3 million people with information and
resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care.
Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed
health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy,
dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical
management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health
information technology services. Our customers include employer groups,
individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans,
health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor
groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.
Tammy Arnold, 713-721-7891
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