Brandon Mahal, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology and assistant director of Community Outreach and Engagement at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is joining the White House’s newly formed Health Equity Leaders Roundtable Series.
The series features 14 accomplished clinicians representing medical specialties, nursing, social work, public health, and medical education, who will offer perspectives on access to care and how to ensure all people get equitable care regardless of such factors as race, insurance, and immigration status.
“The White House wants to learn about best practices nationwide so they can use the lessons and themes to inform policy at the highest level,” Dr. Mahal said.
Dr. Mahal, who is nationally known for his research in cancer disparities and community outreach and engagement, is the only participant to represent oncology and the only one practicing in Florida.
“We have a voice directly in the White House and can express what we need to improve cancer outcomes in our own community,” he said.