Frederick Schnell was named medical director of the Community Oncology Alliance.
In this newly created position, Schnell will focus on issues related to oncology payment reform.
Schnell was a practicing community oncologist for 34 years, most recently as CEO, at Central Georgia Cancer Care in Macon, GA. He is a clinical assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA. and a clinical assistant professor of hematology and oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine.
Schnell has been the recipient of the Distinguished Cancer Clinician Award from the Georgia Cancer Coalition. He was a founding physician of COA, and has served as the third COA president, and as a member of the COA Board of Directors for many years.
“This is a crucial time for community oncology,” Schnell said in a statement. “There are obstacles and issues, to be sure, but the future is so much more positive and COA has more resources than at any time in its history.”