DANBURY, Connecticut, April 16, 2019 — Margo Shoup, MD, FACS, has been appointed Network Chair of the Cancer Service Line for 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.
In her role as network chair, Dr. Shoup will oversee the integration of cancer services, especially as Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network form Nuvance Health, a new, unified innovative health system. Cancer services 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. Specialists and services dedicated to specific types of cancer will wrap around patients. Patients will have the most advanced and expert diagnoses, treatments, and care plans delivered expeditiously and conveniently in the same health system.
“In my former role, I fell in love with the community setting. So now I am looking forward to helping the communities in Connecticut and New York that Nuvance Health serves,” said Dr. Shoup. “Together, with the excellent teams already in place, we will continue to build on the existing cancer programs so that people have access to top-notch community-based care without traveling far. It’s up to us to make this happen, and we can.”
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. To learn more about MSK physicians at Norwalk Hospital visit MSKatNorwalk.org.
“I was eager to join Nuvance Health because of the quality physicians and care teams here, who all have great ideas and are so vested in caring for their patients. Through my role, I intend to facilitate implementing these ideas for the better health of our patients,” said Dr. Shoup.
Dr. Shoup is a nationally recognized surgical oncologist with expertise in gastrointestinal cancers. She joins Nuvance Health from Chicago, IL where she was the medical leader of cancer services for Northwestern Medicine Cancer Centers, West Region, and the director of surgical oncology for Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Under Dr. Shoup’s leadership, quality measures moved from the second or third quartile to the top decile, and patient satisfaction scores improved from the 35th percentile to the 99th across the cancer program. Dr. Shoup was also a professor of surgery at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Shoup is currently the 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 2018 to 2019, she was the president of the Central Surgical Association. From 2012 to 2018, she was a director of the American Board of Surgery, as the representative for the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Shoup received her medical degree from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency and research fellowship at Loyola University in Maywood, IL where she was also the chief administrative resident for the department of surgery. She then completed her surgical oncology fellowship at MSK in New York, NY.
Amy Forni, Manager, Public Relations