Famiglietti Appointed DCI Chief Administrator

March 18, 2019
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications

Robin Famiglietti, PhD, MBA, FACHE, has been appointed chief administrator of Duke Cancer Institute and associate vice president of Oncology Services for Duke University Health System (DUHS).

"We are excited to have Dr. Famiglietti join the DCI leadership team. She brings significant experience, expertise, and commitment to this important role," said Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, DCI.

Famiglietti joined The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2001. From 2016 through 2017, Famiglietti served as executive director for Hospitals and Clinics. An executive member of the Operations and Administrative Team (OAT) for Clinical Operations, she also provided oversight for Ambulatory Patient Access Operations, Access Support Services, Desk Operations, International Center and International Assessment Clinic. Prior to her role as executive director, Famiglietti was executive director for Clinical Operations and the division administrator for Radiation Oncology. From 2008 to 2016, Famiglietti served as division administrator for Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Most recently, Famiglietti provided consulting services for the radiation oncology industry as an executive advisor.

Famiglietti received a Doctorate degree in Health Management in 2014 from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She received her Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Project Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management/DeVry University, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of South Florida.

Famiglietti is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives. She has published numerous clinical articles in multiple publications. Famiglietti is the recipient of many grants and awards, including MD Anderson’s Best Boss Award.

In her new role, Famiglietti will serve as a key leader of Duke Cancer Institute, ensuring the delivery of the highest quality of cancer care and discovery. Looking forward, Famiglietti will help to develop appropriate structures and processes, aligned with the DCI strategic plan, to achieve our operational, financial and strategic goals.

"I am so excited to be joining the team at Duke, I felt instantly aligned when I saw the mission and values of Duke and knew I would fit well into this culture. I am so impressed with the DCI team and I cherish the opportunity to provide leadership for such a committed and passionate team as we work together to carry out the mission and vision of the DCI," said Famiglietti. "Starting my career on the clinical side of hospital operations, I have always had the patient's interest first of mind. I have also been personally touched by losing loved ones to cancer. I have seen first hand how difficult it is for patients and their care givers when they are faced with this terrifying disease. I will bring my passion and experience to the DCI and DUHS to enhance the patient experience by ensuring safe and coordinated care delivery, something that every patient expects and deserves. I look forward to partnering with the physicians at the DCI to provide patients seamless access to their quality care where and when the patients require it."

In her free time, Famiglietti loves to play golf. She joins Duke Cancer Institute this coming June.