Dr. Kosty is a member of the Scripps Green Cancer Center where he has practiced hematology and medical oncology since 1989. He has served as the director of Scripps Green Cancer Center in La Jolla, California, since 2008, director of Graduate Medical Education at Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital since 2002, and as director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellow Training Program at Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital since 1997. Since 1990, he has served at Scripps Green Cancer Center as head of the Thoracic Oncology Service, and as a member of the Genitourinary Oncology Service, Dermatologic Oncology Service, and the Clinical Research Advisory Committee.
Since joining ASCO in 1986, Dr. Kosty has served as the chair of the Continuing Medical Education Subcommittee (2013-2014), the Oncology Training Program Subcommittee (2009-2010) and the Workforce Advisory Group (2015-2016). In addition, he also served as a member of the Test Materials Development Committee and is ASCO co-chair of the European Society of Medical Oncology–ASCO Global Curriculum Workgroup. In recognition of his years of service to ASCO, Dr. Kosty received the distinction of Fellow of ASCO (FASCO) in 2014.
Dr. Kosty served as an investigator for the Southwest Oncology Group from 1999 to 2007 and as an investigator for the Cancer and Leukemia Group B from 1986 to 1999. Dr. Kosty dedicated many years to service in the military, as a general medical officer on the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3; 1980-1981), as an attending physician and assistant head in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Naval Hospital (1986-1989), and as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve (1989-1999).
Dr. Kosty received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his medical degree from George Washington University; he performed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Naval Hospital, San Diego. He was a visiting fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School and a research fellow at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.
Read Dr. Kosty’s Q&A on ASCO Connection.
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