Dr. Barbara McAneny, M.D., CEO of New Mexico Cancer Center
November 2, 2014 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Auditorium

Dr. McAneny will describe how a local Oncology practice became a nationally recognized leader in health care policy by describing the journey through the changes in health care that are affecting our country.  She will explain the forces affecting health care, why it is so expensive and what changes New Mexico Cancer Center has made to provide improved care at a lower cost. She will also address the cost of international health care. There is hope for health care, and it started here in New Mexico.

Barbara McAneny is a board-certified medical oncologist/hematologist and is the current Chair of the Board of the American Medical Association.  Her many leadership roles have included president of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS), and president of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association. She became the delegate to the AMA from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 2002, and was elected to the AMA Council of Medical Service in 2003, serving as chair beginning in June 2009. She was elected to ASCO’s Board of Trustees in 2006, and has served on its Clinical Development Committee and Clinical Practice Committee well as being nominated for ASCO president. She served as chair of the ASCO’s Professional Development Committee for 2010 and is a member of the Community Oncology Alliance Board of Trustees. As a leader in the redesign of the delivery of health care, Dr McAneny was awarded $19.8M by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to duplicate the oncology medical home she created in her practice into six other practices across the country. Dr. McAneny was appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson to the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council from 2002 to 2006.  A recipient of a New Mexico Woman on the Move award in 2005 and Woman of Influence award in 2009, Dr. McAneny has been voted several times by her peers as Albuquerque The Magazine’s “Top Doc” in her specialty.  She co-founded New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants Ltd. in 1987 and built New Mexico Cancer Center in 2002.

Supported by New Mexico Humanities Council and Sandia National Labs