BUFFALO, N.Y. — The head of Roswell Park Cancer Institute will step down at the end of the year.
Roswell Park Board of Directors Chair Michael Joseph issued a statement Monday announcing the retirement of President and CEO Donald Trump. Trump has served in the role for the past seven years.
Joseph said Trump has paved the way for Roswell Park's continued success.
We reached out to state Senator Tim Kennedy, who echoed those sentiments.
"Our community owes Dr. Trump a great debt of gratitude for his seven years of service culminating in what would take others a lifetime to achieve," said state Sen. Kennedy, D-Buffalo. "A recertification of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, an expansion of the footprint of the facility, a continued focus on quality of care."
Joseph says the board of directors will conduct a national search to find Trump's replacement, although he did not lay out a timetable to name a successor.
Trump's retirement takes effect Dec. 31.