Loren Rourke, MD, MHCM
The US Oncology Network (The Network) announced the appointment of Loren Rourke, MD, MHCM, as its Chief Surgical Officer, a new role created to support and enhance the surgical community within The Network.
With more than 15 years of surgical experience, Dr. Rourke served as Regional Breast Program Director at Houston Methodist. Previously, she held such leadership positions as Medical Director for the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute Breast Center and Surgical Director of St. Luke’s Woodlands breast program.
“I am thrilled to be joining The US Oncology Network in this groundbreaking, new role,” said Dr. Rourke. “It’s an exciting opportunity for me to help guide The Network’s approach to cancer treatment—an approach that is team-based, comprehensive, and recognizes the pivotal role surgeons play in treating cancer.”
Accomplishments and Training
Dr. Rourke has contributed to the development of new techniques in breast surgical oncology as the author or coauthor of more than ten original, peer-reviewed research articles, editorials, and book chapters. In addition to her clinical work, she has lectured nationally and internationally and is the recipient of several scholarships and awards.
Dr. Rourke is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon who earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Indiana State University School of Medicine, her surgery residency at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, and her interdisciplinary breast clinical fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Rourke will be based at the headquarters for McKesson Specialty Health in The Woodlands, Texas. ■