Ben Tanner

Ben Tanner, MHA

Executive Director, Cancer Hospital
Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics


Ben Tanner serves as executive director of the cancer hospital, part of Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. In this role he oversees operations of the state-of-the-art, 100-bed facility, including program planning and physician relationships. The cancer hospital is the patient-treatment component of Huntsman Cancer Institute, the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in the five-state Mountain West. It houses cancer care services for the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, including a chemotherapy infusion suite, operating rooms, radiation therapy facilities, multidisciplinary clinics, imaging services, BMT, oncology intensive care, and supportive oncology services.

From 1999-2016, Tanner was chief operating officer of the cancer hospital and director of the oncology service line for University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics.

Tanner holds a master of health administration.