Dr. Joseph Muscato, MD, has been named Medical Director of the Stewart Cancer Center at Boone Hospital.
Dr. Muscato is a hematologist-medical oncologist who has practiced in mid-Missouri since 1982. He is the founder of the region’s leading oncology clinic, Missouri Cancer Associates. He is also immediate past-president of the Missouri Oncology Society and chairman of Boone Hospital’s cancer committee. Dr. Muscato has worked to bring leading cancer treatments to Boone Hospital and he was instrumental to the development of the new Stewart Cancer Center.
“Dr. Muscato is an outstanding clinician and caregiver, but he’s also much more. He dedicates countless hours to serving as a leader, promoting physician collaboration and ensuring the patients of mid-Missouri are receiving the absolute best cancer care possible,” said Jim Sinek, Boone Hospital President. “I am proud to have Dr. Muscato on our team and I have high expectations for his leadership as we continue to expand the Stewart Cancer Center and remain the leading cancer center in mid-Missouri.”
Dr. Muscato attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, completed his internship and residency at the University of Missouri and then his Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Duke University.
The Stewart Cancer Center was created in collaboration with Virginia and Norm Stewart. While Norm is known for his hall of fame career coaching the University of Missouri men’s basketball team, he is also a cancer survivor and has dedicated many years to fighting cancer. On Jan. 6, Boone Hospital and the Stewarts opened a new inpatient cancer treatment unit with 32 private patient rooms. Other recent Stewart Cancer Center projects include new free lung cancer and skin cancer screenings.