John H. Ward, MD
Margaret A Amundsen Endowed Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
John H. Ward, MD, is the Margaret A Amundsen Endowed Professor of Medicine. He is a member of the Oncology Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Ward is also an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute. He served as Chief of the Oncology Division from 1998-2012. He is currently the President of the Medical Staff of the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics.
Ward sees patients with a variety of malignant diseases, with an emphasis on breast cancer. He is principal investigator for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) site at Huntsman Cancer Institute and heads participation in breast cancer prevention trials. He is also principal investigator for SWOG cooperative group studies at the University of Utah. These groups provide access to national clinical trials for a wide variety of malignancies. Ward represents Huntsman Cancer Institute on the breast cancer treatment guidelines panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. He also provides outreach Hematology/Oncology services for Huntsman Cancer Institute in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
A graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, Ward completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University where he received the Haskel Schiff award as the outstanding resident. He completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and has been on the faculty since 1982. Ward is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. He has received numerous accolades for his teaching excellence, including the 2002 James L. Parkin, MD, award for outstanding clinical teaching at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received the inaugural Huntsman Cancer Foundation Humanitarian Award in 2010.