John Ward, MD

Specialty: 
Hematology
Oncology

St. John's Medical Center
Oncology Department
PO Box 428
Jackson, WY 83001

Phone: (307) 739-6195
Fax: (307) 739-7229

Clinical Interests: 
Cancer related illness
Personal Statement/Clinical Interests: 

John Ward, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Chief of the Oncology Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Ward is also an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Dr. Ward sees patients with a variety of malignant diseases, with an emphasis on breast cancer. He is principal investigator for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) site at Huntsman Cancer Institute and heads participation in breast cancer prevention trials. He is also principal investigator for the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) site at the University of Utah. These cooperative groups provide access to national clinical trials for a wide variety of malignancies. Dr. Ward represents Huntsman Cancer Institute on the breast cancer treatment guidelines panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

He has received numerous accolades for his teaching excellence, including the 2002 James L. Parkin, MD, award for outstanding clinical teaching at the University of Utah School of Medicine. In 2010, he received the inaugural Huntsman Cancer Foundation Humanitarian Award.

Education: 

BS, 1972: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

MD, 1976: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Residency, Internal Medicine, 1979: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 1982: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Honors:
Clinician-Scientist Award, American Heart Association
Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega alpha
Haskel Schiff Award in Clinical Medicine
Outstanding Teaching Awards

A graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Ward completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University where he received the Haskel Schiff award as the outstanding resident. He completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and has been on the faculty since 1982.

Certifications: 

American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialties of Medical Oncology and Hematology