Roswell Park Appoints Three to Key Roles in Nursing, Clinical Research and Critical Care

  • Mary Ann Long returns to Center as Senior Vice President of Nursing
  • Laurie Smith named Vice President of Clinical Research Services
  • Anesthesiologist Dr. Timothy Quinn promoted to Chief of Critical Care

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Providing the best care and services for cancer patients requires careful integration of key teams across many different disciplines and programs. The appointment of new leaders in three key areas of clinical care at  Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center highlights the breadth of services and extent of expertise available to patients and their families.

Mary Ann Long, RN, MS, Returns to Roswell Park as Senior Vice President of Nursing

Mary Ann Long, RN, MS

Roswell Park welcomes back Mary Ann Long as Senior Vice President of Nursing. She brings critical experience to the table, and will focus on evaluating service in inpatient, outpatient and community practices, also providing leadership to all nursing teams across the Center. Long was previously Director of Magnet at Roswell Park until her retirement in 2012, and also served as Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Patient Care Services, in addition to more than 30 years of service as an Intensive Care Unit nurse. She has a master’s degree in health services information from D’Youville College and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University at Buffalo.

Laurie J. Smith, MA, Joins Roswell Park as Vice President of Clinical Research Services

Laurie Smith, MA

The Clinical Research Sciences (CRS) department at Roswell Park provides treatment options for patients through clinical trials, or studies that assess emerging treatments or approaches, ensuring patient safety and generating important data that guide oncology experts worldwide on new treatments. As Vice President of CRS, Smith will support more than 400 active clinical trials a year and supervise staff engaged in study submission, study implementation, data collection and management. She previously served as an independent consultant and, prior to that, as Vice President of Clinical Research for AMITA Health in Chicago, Illinois. She received her master’s degree from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri.

Timothy Quinn, MD, Promoted to Chief of Critical Care

Timothy Quinn, MD

Dr. Quinn, previously Co-Director of the Intensive Care Unit, has been named to the newly created role of Chief of Critical Care. He will work with members of Roswell Park’s Intensive Care Unit and Intermediate Care Unit to provide cutting-edge and evidence-based oncologic care to patients. A critical care anesthesiologist at the Center, Dr. Quinn’s research interests include preoperative evaluation of high-risk patients, intraoperative care and postoperative quality-improvement initiatives. Dr. Quinn earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.


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