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July 2011 Member News & Networking

Jun 22, 2011

Ahsan M. Basha, MD, joined Riverside Medical Center, where he will practice at Riverside’s newest location—Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services, in Watseka, Illinois. Dr. Basha specializes in medical oncology and hematology. Prior to joining Riverside Medical Center, he was a partner and practiced general medical oncology and hematology at Desert Oncology Associates, LLC, in Mesa, Arizona.

Clara D. Bloomfield, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, is among 212 leaders in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, the arts, business, and public affairs who are members of the 2011 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is one of only 11 members elected in the Medical Sciences (including Physiology and Pharmacology), Clinical Medicine, and Public Health section of the academy.

John P. Curtin, MD, of the division of gynecologic oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine, was elected the 43rd President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO).

Leon H. Dragon, MD, FACP, was honored at the 15th Annual Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center Luncheon, “Knowledge for Life.” Dr. Dragon is Medical Director of the Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, in Illinois, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Medical oncologist-hematologist Nancy F. McKinney, MD, was appointed to the medical oncology staff of Saint Anne’s Hospital’s Hudner Oncology Center, in Fall River, Massachusetts. Dr. McKinney was also appointed to the medical staff of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and as an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

In Memoriam
Edward V. Hannigan, MD
Howard Hansen
Angela Manns, MD
Joseph Phillips, DO
Yosef H. Pilch, MD, FACS
Melvin L. Samuels, MD*
Robert F. Thompson, MD
Westley Douglas Wong, MD

*Expanded tribute article

Membership Notes
Did you know? Members-only housing and registration will open soon for the 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Receiving advance access to the closest and most sought-after hotels and substantially discounted registration rates are two of the many exclusive ASCO member benefits. Make sure to register before the early registration deadline to receive the discounted registration rate; visitchicago2012.asco.org.

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