(October 17, 2012)— Barry R. Meisenberg, M.D., FACP, has accepted a new leadership position as Chair for Quality Improvement and Healthcare Systems Research for Anne Arundel Health System (AAHS).
“In this newly created role, Dr. Meisenberg will establish and lead a Center for Healthcare Improvement with an overall goal to enable all clinicians to refine care and improve quality at a lower cost,” says Mitchell Schwartz, M.D., AAMC’s chief medical officer and president of Physician Enterprise, LLC. “In the current national healthcare environment, a structured approach to the pursuit of quality is essential,” adds Dr. Schwartz.
Dr. Meisenberg is the medical director of the AAMC Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute, a role he has held since 2008. “He has provided visionary leadership for Institute’s multi-disciplinary programs and emerging technologies to offer patients the best in cancer treatment and care in the region,” says Dr. Schwartz. Under his direction, the Institute has expanded to include implementation of Novalis Tx™ radiosurgery, the Cancer Survivorship Program, the opening of the Outpatient Infusion Center, expansion of the AAMC Breast Center and the Rapid Access Lung Program.
A nationally recognized oncologist and hematology expert, Dr. Meisenberg has directed cancer centers and held clinical and academic positions at Duke University. He also is a visiting professor of oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.