James McGee, MD, appointed founding director of the OSF Cancer Institute
James McGee, MD, has been appointed the founding director of the OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute.
Dr. McGee will serve as a clinical leader in the development and implementation of research, innovation, clinical and academic initiatives at the OSF Cancer Institute.
He will be responsible, in collaboration with the institute’s executive leadership, for creating a compelling vision to ensure the OSF Cancer Institute becomes a leader in cancer care and cancer research that attracts leading physician-scientists nationwide.
Dr. McGee will work alongside Tom Cox, vice president, Oncology Services.
Dr. McGee has served the OSF HealthCare Ministry since 1988 and is director of Oncology Services for OSF, as well as medical director of Radiation Oncology at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Some of Dr. McGee’s recent accomplishments include collaborating with the University of Illinois Cancer Center at Urbana, the University of Illinois College of Medicine and Origin Commercial Ventures, which led to the development of the Breakthrough Treatment Center at the OSF Cancer Institute and the BEAT Cancer Research Initiative.
These efforts bring early phase cancer control and treatment to patients with an emphasis on engineering to advance cancer care.
Dr. McGee also led the development of the innovative design of the Radiation Oncology facility for the OSF Cancer Institute.
Dr. McGee earned his Bachelor of Science from Quincy College and his medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago. He went on to earn a Master of Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.