Steven R. Deitcher, MD, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for Hana Biosciences in August 2007. Dr. Deitcher originally joined Hana as Executive Vice President of Development and Chief Medical Officer in May 2007. From 2004 until he joined Hana, Dr. Deitcher served as Vice President, Chief Medical Scientist at Nuvelo where he was responsible for clinical development and medical affairs. Dr. Deitcher has more than 15 years of experience as a practicing physician in hematology, medical oncology and vascular medicine. Dr. Deitcher was formerly the head of the section of hematology and coagulation medicine in the department of hematology/oncology and director of research in the department of vascular medicine at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. While at The Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Deitcher was hematology medical director for the Network for Oncology Communication and Research. Prior to that, he spent four years at The University of Tennessee in positions including associate chairman, department of medicine; director, combined pediatric and adult thrombosis clinic; and director, special coagulation laboratory. Dr. Deitcher earned his B.S. and M.D. in the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital and completed his fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology at New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Deitcher is a member of several medical societies, including The American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and is a fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology. He has published more than 185 journal papers, abstracts and book chapters and has made more than 35 scientific conference presentations. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Current Hematology Reports.