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TODAY news for Thursday, October 29, 2007

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Attending surgeon named to commission on cancer

Sharmila Roy-Chowdhury, MD
Sharmila Roy-Chowdhury, MD
Sharmila Roy-Chowdhury, MD, an attending surgeon in the division of clinical oncology at Loma Linda University Medical Center, was recently named to the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. As part of her responsibilities, Dr. Roy-Chowdhury will serve as cancer liaison physician at the Medical Center for three years.

According to the Commission on Cancer, Dr. Roy-Chowdhury is among a network of more than 1,600 volunteer physicians who are responsible for providing leadership to their facilities’ cancer programs.

“I plan to use the opportunities as cancer liaison physician to educate the community about cancer,” she says. “I’d like to remind people of the life-saving value of cancer screening.”

Dr. Roy-Chowdhury has a significant interest in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with malignant diseases. She is also a member of the multidisciplinary cancer committee at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and an assistant professor in the School of Medicine. She received her medical degree in 1989 from the Jawaharlal Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Center in Pondicherry, India, and has been at LLUMC since 2006.

By James Ponder

TODAY news for Thursday, October 29, 2007