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Dr. Chad Ritch Appointed Member of American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Transforming Patient Care
Chad R. Ritch, M.D., M.B.A.

Chad R. Ritch, M.D., M.B.A., urologic oncologist at Sylvester, has been confirmed as a member of the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a national consortium overseen by the American College of Surgeons that incorporates more than 50 professional cancer-related specialty organizations. Dr. Ritch, who also is associate director of UHealth International, will serve on the CoC’s Quality Committee, which oversees the National Cancer Database and quality metrics used to explore and compare quality of cancer care in the U.S.

“As a member of the CoC focusing on quality metrics, I can suggest ways in which we assess and measure quality in urologic oncology, such as outcomes for prostate cancer and bladder cancer surgery,” Dr. Ritch said. “From the viewpoint of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, I think it is very positive that we have faculty representation on the CoC, giving us a seat at the table when deliberating on the quality of cancer care.”