Robert W. Stone
Robert W. Stone leads City of Hope, a premier cancer research and treatment center dedicated to innovation in biomedical science and the delivery of compassionate, world-class patient care. A seasoned health care executive, he has served in a number of strategic decision-making roles during his 22-year career at City of Hope, culminating with his appointment as president in 2012 and CEO in 2014.
Stone’s strategic acumen, empathy and visionary leadership have driven City of Hope’s rapid evolution. As a stand-alone institution dedicated to advancing the fight against cancer and diabetes, City of Hope is accelerating opportunities for high-impact discovery and ensuring that patients around the world have access to the most advanced therapies. Recent examples include a groundbreaking alliance in precision medicine with the Translational Genomics Research Institute - a leader in genomic analysis and bioinformatics, selection as one of the first cancer centers in the nation to deliver CAR T cell therapy and an ambitious philanthropic partnership with the Wanek family to cure type 1 diabetes in six years.
In the last few years, City of Hope has expanded access to its exceptional, patient-centered care, growing from a single site outside of Los Angeles to a clinical network spanning 30 locations throughout California. In 2017, Stone launched the Healthcare Executive Leadership Forum to drive the national health care conversation about diversity and inclusion.
Stone recently was named "Hospital CEO of the Year" by the Los Angeles Business Journal. He was elected to the Healthcare Leadership Council, a nationwide policy advocacy organization, in 2017.
- J.D., University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL
In the News
City of Hope and FivePoint Partner to Bring Premier Destination Outpatient Cancer Center to Orange County
March 29, 2018
November 28, 2017
|Robert Stone, TGen’s Jeff Trent Speak to PBS’ Arizona Horizon
August 30, 2017
Los Angeles Business Journal, August 11, 2017
|The Biggest Issues For The Future Of Healthcare In America And What We Can Learn From Them, Part I - Forbes, October 31, 2016|
From Patient to Patron: Lymphoma Survivor Pays It Forward
February 09, 2017
City of Hope's Steven T. Rosen, M.D., on the Impact of the TGen Alliance
December 01, 2016
Charlie Rose: Experts talk of cancer breakthroughs and 'tyranny of time'
February 26, 2015
Chinese language website: 'Important milestone' in fighting cancer
November 05, 2013