The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Leigh M. Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP, as Medical Director, Education, for the association’s expanding education initiatives. In this role Dr. Boehmer will be responsible for assessing educational needs and designing educational interventions for multidisciplinary cancer care teams serving patients in the community setting.
“During this exciting time in oncology, with increasing treatment options for many cancers, including immunotherapies, combination therapies, and advances such as CAR T-cell therapy, education for the entire cancer care team is paramount,” said ACCC Executive Director Christian Downs, JD, MHA. “Dr. Boehmer’s expertise, perspective, and experience in the community will be a powerful asset to the ACCC education team.”
A Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist, Dr. Boehmer previously served as Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Mercy Cancer Center in Mason City, Iowa. In that capacity he served on multiple hospital and system-level committees tasked with oncology clinical standardization and cost savings. An active cancer supportive care researcher, Dr. Boehmer has published numerous articles in this area.
An alumnus of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Dr. Boehmer completed PGY1 and PGY2 oncology residencies at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has served as an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri, and as an inpatient medical oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.