GoldbergRich Goldberg, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute and Laurence S. and Jean J. DeLynn chair of Oncology, will step down from those positions and transition toward retirement once an interim is named or at the end of the calendar year.

The recruitment process for a successor will begin in the next several weeks and take place in conjunction with an executive search firm.

Dr. Goldberg’s 35-year academic career encompassed caring for thousands of patients, educating trainees and physicians from around the world, conducting research, and managing the Cancer Institute.

Following his retirement, he plans to continue to play a supportive role in mentoring faculty and serving as a resource to the Cancer Institute’s leadership. He and his wife, Lynda, expect to continue to reside in Morgantown.

A formal celebration of Goldberg’s accomplishments and services will be scheduled at a later date and communicated through internal news channels.