Barry Meisenberg, MD
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Barry Meisenberg M.D. has been the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) since 2018 and the medical director of the DeCesaris Cancer Institute and Service Line from 2008-2019. He has provided leadership for the multi-disciplinary programs of the institute and emerging technologies to offer patients the best in cancer treatment and care. Under his leadership, the Institute has expanded to include implementation of Novalis Tx™ radiosurgery, the Cancer Survivorship Program, the cancer rehabilitation program, the relocation and expansion of the Outpatient Infusion Center, expansion of the AAMC Breast Center, the creation of the Rapid Access Lung Program, a lung cancer screening program, enhanced focus on financial navigation and counseling among other clinical programs.
Dr. Meisenberg is also Chair of Quality Improvement and Health Systems Research for the medical system. In this role he directs the Center for Health Care Improvement with an overall goal to study, define and implement care and process innovation. A key element of the center is the organizing of data and analytics which enables clinicians to refine care with the goal of improved quality at a lower cost. Collaborating with physician, nursing and administrative leadership, Dr. Meisenberg steers and develops a long-range strategy for quality and process improvement. As director of the Research Institute, Dr. Meisenberg oversees all aspects of clinical research at the institution including tissue transfer, clinical trials and health systems research.
A nationally recognized oncologist and hematology expert, Dr. Meisenberg came to AAMC from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he headed the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and was Deputy Director for Clinical Affairs of the Cancer Center. Previously, he 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. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York, and completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the Naval Hospital in San Diego.
Widely published in oncology and research journals, he also has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Mildred Mindell Foundation Award for Outstanding Physician and the Greenebaum Cancer Center’s Directors Award for Enhancements in Patient Safety (2006).
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