Baptist’s Multidisciplinary Lung Clinic Earns National Recognition

Dec 28 • 2015

At Baptist Memorial Health Care, we work tirelessly to provide the best possible care to every patient. Our Multidisciplinary Lung Clinic is no exception. Led by Dr. Raymond Osarogiagbon and Dr. Todd Robbins, this clinic recently earned national recognition for the lung cancer research that is being done there.

Recently, Dr. Robbins was awarded the Clifton Mountain Lectureship Award for the best lung cancer staging paper at the 2015 World Conference on Lung Cancer. Held in Denver in September, his paper provided an interim report on progress with a National Institute of Health-funded tri-state lung cancer surgical quality improvement project conducted by the Thoracic Oncology Research Group. The three states included in this project are Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Dr. Osarogiagbon is the Principal Investor on this grant.

The Baptist Cancer Center’s Lung Multidisciplinary Clinic team competed successfully for the opportunity to participate in a project called “Teams in Cancer Care Delivery”. This project is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Competing against 200 teams from major universities and health care institutions in the United States, Canada, and the UK, the Baptist Cancer Center team was one of just 22 chosen to participate.

This project aims to use team science principles in order to develop better models of health care delivery. In this case, it means providing guidelines on how to improve the quality of lung cancer care in the United States. Experts from the Baptist Cancer Center, Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, University of Memphis School of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, Harvard Medical School, and Meridian Healthcare System in New Jersey make up the team.

Find out more about the Baptist Cancer Center, here.