MD Anderson Cancer Network Affiliate

FRHS is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network

Frederick Regional Health System is the 14th healthcare system to be selected to join MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. We are the only health system in the state of Maryland to become a certified member.

This affiliation combines the best of what we do locally with the expertise of a national leader. Our cancer specialists have direct access to consult and collaborate with MD Anderson physicians when needed.
We follow best practices in cancer treatment, prevention, early detection and follow-up care – as developed by one of the world's leading cancer care providers.

We will be able to more rapidly adopt innovative treatment plans based on the latest guidelines. Being a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network brings hope and a new standard of cancer care to our community. Through this collaboration, our patients can now benefit from two leading teams with one mission: to end cancer.

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What does being an MD Anderson Cancer Network certified physician mean?

Whether you've been previously diagnosed, would like a second opinion or simply want to learn more, we're here for you. This collaboration provides certified physicians with access to evidence-based guidelines and treatment plans developed by MD Anderson experts. These are disease-specific guidelines for cancer treatment, prevention, early detection and follow-up care, bringing new hope to local patients.

FRHS's 10 participating, certified physicians include medical, surgical and radiation oncologists who treat cancer patients at their office locations and Frederick Memorial Hospital.

In addition to the best practices and expert resources, this affiliation brings to our cancer team, Frederick Regional Health System also provides specially trained nurse navigators and supportive programs free to anyone affected by cancer.

For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Participating Physicians

  • Dr. Mark S. Soberman, Medical Director, Oncology Service Line
  • Dr. Susan Bahl, Breast Surgery
  • Dr. Elhamy D. Eskander, Medical Oncology
  • Dr. Gregory Gagnon, Radiation Oncology
  • Dr. Mark Goldstein, Medical Oncology
  • Dr. Andrew Harbin, Urology Surgery
  • Dr. Ann Marie Hugh, Breast Surgery
  • Dr. Patrick J. Mansky, Medical Oncology Director
  • Dr. Brian O'Connor, Medical Oncology
  • Dr. Maurice Smith, Thoracic Surgery
  • Dr. Kambiz Tajkarimi, Urology Surgery
  • Dr. Meredith Wernick, Radiation Oncology
  • Dr. John L. Zapas, Medical Director, Surgical Oncology

Patients can talk to their doctor or call the FRHS Cancer Center at 301-418-6465 for additional information.