John L. Wilson

Ph.D. Cancer Epidemiology

Senior Consultant

Dr. Wilson has practiced in private industry, academic medical centers, NCI designated cancer centers and the national office of the American Cancer Society. As a cancer epidemiologist and a member of the American College of Epidemiology for more than 30 years, he has multifaceted experience in applied epidemiology as well as clinical and cancer outcomes research.

In his work at The Oncology Group, Dr. Wilson consults on quality of care evaluation, outcomes measurement and cancer data usage in research and hospital operations. He applies his experience working with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to planning related to the Value Oriented Market, practice patterns and guideline adherence. Dr. Wilson also assists in American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditations for NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

Prior to joining The Oncology Group, Dr. Wilson was a faculty member in the Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In that role, he was instrumental in establishing a network of clinical outcomes databases to monitor patient outcomes and evaluate quality of care. These projects included a multi-centered registry across several cancer centers to evaluate a specific surgical procedure.

Dr. Wilson served as Associate Director of OSU's Comprehensive Cancer Center and was the Director of Outcomes Management. He was a member of the committee serving as administrator for the Commission on Cancer-approved cancer program. He also served as co-principal investigator for the NCCN-funded project at OSU to measure and evaluate lung cancer care. The findings from these projects have been published in various peer reviewed journals and presented at various national and international conferences.

An active participant in the NCCN since its inception, Dr. Wilson has served as a member of executive committees for the outcomes projects for breast, colorectal, ovarian, lung, and neuroendocrine cancers. The purpose of this research was to collect data from multiple cancer centers in order to evaluate practice patterns, monitor adherence to NCCN treatment guidelines, and patient outcomes. As a member of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Wilson's focus is the application of cancer data in hospital operations as well as research. He continues to be involved in the use and implementation of the College's National Cancer Data Base and the Rapid Quality Reporting System.

Dr. Wilson received his master's degree and PhD in cancer epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and trained in epidemiology at the Roswell Park Cancer Center. Academic work also includes study at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and research at the Harvard School of Public Health.