J. Douglas Rizzo

Cancer Service Line Director, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR, Milwaukee Campus
J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS is the MCW Cancer Center associate director of clinical operations; senior scientific director, Center of International Bone Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR); professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology; project director, Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database. As the associate director of clinical operations (ADCO) for the MCW Cancer Center, Dr. Rizzo provides direction for cancer clinical operations, while overseeing the multidisciplinary clinics and Cancer Service Line. He fosters a climate of multidisciplinary cancer care with a visible emphasis on research-driven patient care, and works closely with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin administration to ensure that MCW clinicians deliver top-quality cancer care and create an environment that is structured for and supports clinical research. Dr. Rizzo assists with implementation of community-engagement strategies having leadership responsibility for cancer-related IT projects, including the enhancement of the EHR, integration of molecular oncology data, data warehousing through the MCW CTSA, and use of informatics for clinical trials matching. Dr. Rizzo is the project director of the Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database (SCTOD), one component of the CW Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program. As such, he has responsibility for collection and use of data to fulfill CIBMTR’s contractual obligations. He has more than 18 years’ experience collecting, managing and analyzing HCT data, and have been integrally involved in CIBMTR IT initiatives, including the NIH-funded AGNIS project to promote electronic messaging of transplant-related data elements using standard CDEs (in caDSR or BRIDG ontologies) from transplant centers, outcomes registries and software vendors. Dr. Rizzo co-chairs the CIBMTR EHR User Group that has been developing standard EHR (Epic) templates for data capture associated with AGNIS-defined CDEs to facilitate data transmission.
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