For Immediate Release May 10, 2018

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Sally B. Cheston, MD, right, receives an award for developing an oncology partnership with Johns Hopkins

Maryland Health Secretary Robert Neall, left, presents the governor’s citation to Sally B. Cheston, MD, at the Central Radiation Oncology Center in Columbia, Md.

University of Maryland School of Medicine Faculty Member Credited with Developing Unique Oncology Partnership with Johns Hopkins

Columbia, Md. – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan today recognized Sally B. Cheston, MD, an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), for her efforts to bring the “latest state-of-the-art medicine” to Howard County as a leader of the Central Maryland Radiation Oncology Center (CMRO).

The governor commended Dr. Cheston, a radiation oncologist with more than 20 years’ experience who specializes in treating breast cancer and lung cancer, for her professional achievements and significant contributions as a “critical part of the fabric of the community.”

State Health Secretary Robert Neall presented Dr. Cheston with a citation from Governor Hogan at CMRO, a community practice operated by the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and Johns Hopkins Medicine, located at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Md.

Dr. Cheston was instrumental in forging the unique partnership between the two academic medical centers and serves as the practice’s medical director.

“Dr. Cheston is what every university medical school hopes to find, but is, in fact, quite rare. She is a dedicated community-based faculty practitioner who cares first and above all about her patients while serving as a leader and innovator in her practice setting and beyond,” says William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Endowed Chair and professor of radiation oncology at UMSOM and chief of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC).

“The result has been wide recognition throughout the state and extraordinary confidence in her abilities, as reported by community physicians and their patients in Maryland. She deserves recognition for her selfless and longstanding service and accomplishments, which will doubtless continue well into the future.” Dr. Regine says.