Dr. Steven Chang Elected to National Cancer Committee

June 30, 2020

DETROIT –  Steven S. Chang, M.D., director of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer program, medical chair of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute's Quality and Finance and Patient Reported Outcomes committees at Henry Ford Health System, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the American Radium Society (ARS).

Dr. Chang has served on the organization’s Appropriate Use Criteria Head and Neck Committee for the past three years. The committee produces guidelines for difficult to manage clinical scenarios in cancer care.

“It has been a privilege to serve an organization that shares my passion for the team based multidisciplinary approach to treatment of cancer and I’m deeply honored to be elected by my peers to the Executive Committee and remain passionately committed to the support of the Society’s mission,” says Dr. Chang whose year-long appointment will be to serve on the executive council as the surgical oncology representative.

“I’m extremely proud of Dr. Chang’s dedication and commitment to the Henry Ford Medical Group, our patients, and his exemplary accomplishments in medicine,” says Kathleen Yaremchuk, M.D., chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System. “Dr. Chang’s election to ARS’s executive committee is a testament to his devotion to advancing the field of head and neck cancer treatment.”

“We appreciate Dr. Chang’s dedication and service as a current member of the Appropriate Use Criteria Head and Neck Committee and are honored to have him as a member of the leadership,” says Andrea Taylor, Executive Director for ARS.

Founded in 1916, the American Radium Society is the oldest organization whose mission is to promote the multi-disciplinary and collegial study of all aspects of cancer. The organization encourages liaison and professional development among the various medical and surgical specialists, and allied scientists concerned with cancer. The organization’s members include radiation, surgical, gynecologic and medical oncologists.

Henry Ford Medical Group, founded in 1915, is one of the foremost group practices in the country, comprising 1,900 physicians and researchers across 40 specialties.


MEDIA CONTACT: Sal Giacona / sgiacon1@hfhs.org / 313-421-9108


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