Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS
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, DC. Dr. Soberman brings a wealth of experience in thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, and value-based health-care delivery to the 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.
As someone with a keen professional interest in multidisciplinary cancer care models, Dr. Soberman hopes to build on his predecessors’ contributions with his presidential 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 ASCO. ■