Candace Johnson, PhD

City & State Gives ‘Health Care Power 100’ Nod to Roswell Park’s Dr. Candace Johnson

Annual list recognizes leaders who successfully tackled both the pandemic and pressing health issues

  • Publication highlights NY officials, execs and advocates who shape healthcare
  • Dr. Johnson credited for her leadership, forging new affiliations
  • In 2021, Roswell Park pushed forward with new research, innovative treatments

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, PhD, has been named to City & State’s 2022 Health Care Power 100 list, released today. The weekly news magazine counts Dr. Johnson as one of the “New York leaders who are saving lives.”

Amid an ongoing pandemic, the publication notes, the individuals included in the list have led their respective organization’s response to COVID-19 as well as other pressing health care matters. Roswell Park has helped both its patients and the general public to access information and resources about the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines, while also forging new partnerships and published new research to further its mission as a cancer hospital.

“Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has delivered expert cancer care and research for 124 years, serving as the only such facility in upstate New York designated by the National Cancer Institute,” City & State writes. “The center’s President and CEO, Candace Johnson, has been at the helm since 2015. Over the past year, the center has come out with research on the effect chronic stress has on tumor growth and has affiliated with Samaritan Medical Center to expand oncology services in the North Country.” The partnership with the Watertown-based hospital marks the most recent expansion of the Roswell Park Care Network.

Dr. Johnson leads a team of more than 3,700 as President and CEO and M&T Bank Presidential Chair in Leadership at Roswell Park. She joined Roswell Park in February 2002 from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute/University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or

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