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Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center Appoints New Cancer Liaison Physician


The Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center is pleased to announce the recent three-year appointment of oncologist-hematologist Galina Vugman, MD as the facility’s Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP).

First established in 1963 by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the CLP program currently enlists 1500 oncology specialists across the country who manage, evaluate and report on the performance of their facilities, find areas where improvements can be made, and provide leadership and guidance in the implementation of those improvements.

“I’m honored to have been selected for this appointment,” says Dr. Vugman. “The program assures our patients that they’re receiving the very best care, and the data we collect can have profound implications for the quality of care at cancer facilities across the country as well.”

Dr. Vugman assumes the CLP position from her predecessor, oncologist-hematologist Shalini Mulaparthi, MD.

As an oncologist-hematologist, Dr. Vugman uses medical and chemotherapeutic methods to treat cancer, and specializes in malignancies of the blood and blood-forming tissues.

She received her medical degree from Rush University in Chicago, IL. She performed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the Rush University Medical Center, as well as a fellowship in palliative medicine. She completed an additional fellowship in hematology-oncology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Dr. Vugman is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals. She is board-certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology, Internal Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Care.

For more information on the Cancer Liaison Program, please click here. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Vugman, please call 863-603-4770.

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