Margo Shoup, MD, FACS, has been appointed Network Chair of the Cancer Service Line for the new health system formed by Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), to be called Nuvance Health. Dr. Shoup will provide strategic and clinical leadership for all aspects of Nuvance Health’s cancer services, including medical oncology and subspecialty practices.
Margo Shoup, MD, FACS
In her role as Network Chair, Dr. Shoup will oversee the integration of cancer services, especially as Health Quest and WCHN form a new, unified health system that includes 7 nonprofit hospitals, 2,600 aligned physicians, and 12,000 employees. Nuvance Health will serve 1.5 million residents in New York’s Hudson Valley and Connecticut. Cancer services will include diagnostic imaging, genetic counseling, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, research and clinical trials, and support services.
Dr. Shoup will also develop multidisciplinary disease management teams, with specialists and services dedicated to specific types of cancer. Patients will have access to expert diagnoses, treatments, and care plans delivered expeditiously and conveniently in the same health network.
Dr. Shoup will also manage the first-of-its-kind cancer care collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) that successfully launched at Norwalk Hospital in 2017. The aim of the unique collaboration is to accelerate access to the newest cancer treatments for residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut.
About Dr. Shoup
Dr. Shoup is a nationally recognized surgical oncologist with expertise in gastrointestinal cancers. She joins Nuvance Health from Chicago, where she was Medical Leader of Cancer Services for Northwestern Medicine Cancer Centers, West Region, and Director of Surgical Oncology for Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She was also Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Shoup currently serves as President of the Central Surgical Association and Treasurer of the Western Surgical Association. She is also a member of the Society for Surgical Oncology, the Society of University Surgeons, and the Southern Surgical Association. From 2012 to 2018, she was Director of the American Board of Surgery. ■