CHI Memoria, Chattanooga, TN, and Rob Headrick, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, announced the opening of the Chest and Lung Cancer Center at the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute. “Lung cancer affects so many in our community,” said Helen Kuroki, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for CHI Memorial. “Dr. Headrick’s focus on early detection and identifying those at risk will help improve the survival rate for those diagnosed with lung cancer.”
Headrick and the Chest and Lung Cancer Center work in close coordination with CHI Memorial’s Buz Standefer Lung Center to ensure a seamless experience for patients diagnosed with lung cancer.
Headrick serves as chief of thoracic surgery and medical dyad leader of oncology services at CHI Memorial. Beginning in 2018, he will serve a three-year term on The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ (STS) Workforce on Health Policy, Reform and Advocacy.