Recognized Leader in Oncology Administration Joining UM and Sylvester
Marc Halman, M.S.W., is joining the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine as the director of business development for the Department of Medicine and director of cancer network development for University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. His responsibilities will include working closely with all of the divisions of medicine, while also expanding UM’s expertise to more South Florida patients.
Halman, a recognized leader in oncology administration, is leaving the University of Michigan Medical School after 32 years. Serving in dual capacities is nothing new for him. Most recently, Halman has been the chief department administrator in the Department of Radiation Oncology as well as the administrative director of the University of Michigan’s Cancer Center Network. Halman is credited with building a program that enables cancer patients statewide to receive university-based care in their home community.
Halman is described as “one of the most respected oncology administrators in the nation,” by W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., director of UM/Sylvester. Dr. Goodwin says Halman will help Sylvester , “link with groups of physicians in the region to continue to elevate the level of cancer care in South Florida.”
Coming to the University of Miami begins an exciting new chapter for Halman, who says “the opportunities here are terrific. The Miller School and Sylvester are in the middle of major growth and I’m excited to be part of that to help insure that patients get the highest quality care possible.”
“Marc is a great addition to our leadership group,” said Marc E. Lippman, M.D., chairman of the Department of Medicine. “His amazing experience in building networks and professional relationships together with his appreciation of our core academic missions will add greatly to the economic and academic aspects of our medical school.”
Halman has been active nationally serving on committees and boards of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and the Society for Chairs of Radiation Oncology Programs (SCAROP).
“South Florida’s diverse community provides a great challenge and enormous potential,” said Halman. “It’s important for universities to work with community providers to get university-based clinical trials to patients all over, meaning all of South Florida.”
Working outside normal boundaries is nothing new to Halman. He has worked extensively with hospitals in Israel developing training programs for radiation oncologists. He has also been a consultant to more than 50 academic medical centers in this country and abroad primarily focusing on cancer program development.
“Being able to harness the resources and reputation of the University of Miami and the Sylvester Cancer Center at once was an opportunity I could not pass up,” said Halman. He starts his new position in March 2008.
Halman’s wife, Jill Halman, Ph.D., is joining UM/Sylvester as an epidemiologist, where she will develop the evidence-based medicine program.