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April 3, 2017

Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS, Named President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers

Rockville, Md. — Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS, was elected as the 2017-2018 President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) during its 43rd Annual Meeting on March 31, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Soberman brings a wealth of experience in thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, and value-based healthcare delivery to his presidency from his current position as Medical Director, Oncology Service Line and Chief Physician Executive, Monocacy Health Partners at Frederick Regional Health System.

"Oncology is most definitely a team effort. I’m honored to serve as President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, the leading education and advocacy organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team," said Dr. Soberman.

ACCC has a rich, evolving legacy of presidential themes that has included leadership in oncology, the Oncology Medical Home, quality in oncology care, and patient empowerment and provider engagement. As someone with a keen professional interest in multidisciplinary cancer care models, Dr. Soberman hopes to build on his predecessors’ contributions with his theme of "Envisioning Next Gen Multidisciplinary Cancer Care."

"We can all acknowledge that we still have work to do to ensure a solid foundation from which to grow the next generation multidisciplinary cancer care team," he said. "One essential piece to this foundation is moving to strengthen and expand our care connections while lessening the siloes that still sometimes exist. So many ACCC members are making exciting, innovative changes in this area, and I look forward to learning from them and sharing their ideas and solutions."

Dr. Soberman has been an active member of ACCC, serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and as President-Elect (2016-2017). He is a reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and an active member of numerous organizations, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the General Thoracic Surgical Club, the American Association for Physician Leadership, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Previously, Dr. Soberman served as Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery; Director, Section of Thoracic Oncology; and Director, Section of Thoracic Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Soberman has held leadership positions as Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital, and Director, Section of Thoracic Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital. His academic appointments include Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at George Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Soberman completed his residency in General Surgery at Emory University Affiliated Hospital, his residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at George Washington University, and his advanced fellowship in General Thoracic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He received his MBA degree from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

About the Association of Community Cancer Centers
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. More than 23,000 cancer care professionals from over 2,000 hospitals and practices nationwide are affiliated with ACCC. It is estimated that 65 percent of the nation's cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC. Providing a national forum for addressing issues that affect community cancer programs, ACCC is recognized as the premier provider of resources for the entire oncology care team. Our members include medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, cancer program administrators and medical directors, senior hospital executives, practice managers, pharmacists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, social workers, and cancer program data managers. For more information, visit ACCC's website at www.accc-cancer.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and read our blog, ACCCBuzz.

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