Barbara L. McAneny, MD
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, a board-certified medical oncologist/hematologist from Albuquerque, N.M., was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2010. Her many leadership roles have included president of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS), president of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association, and president of the New Mexico Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
She became the delegate to the AMA from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 2002, and was elected to the AMA Council of Medical Service in 2003, serving as its chair in 2009–2010.
She has also served on several ASCO committees and the ASCO Board of Directors. She is a member of the Community Oncology Alliance Board of Trustees. Dr. McAneny was appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson to the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council from 2002 to 2006. She was a founding member of Oncology Circle, an organization of oncology practices using data to promote best practices. She has served on the board of directors of the Cancer Center Business Summit. She has championed numerous health-related issues including tobacco-use prevention, professional liability reform and emergency medical services (EMS).
In 2012 Dr. McAneny was awarded a $19.8 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to test how oncology private practices can provide cancer patients better care at a lower cost.
Among other volunteer activities, she has served on the governor of New Mexico’s Task Force on Prenatal Care, the board of Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, and as chair of the joint task force of the NMMS and the New Mexico Bar Association on domestic violence. A recipient of a New Mexico Woman on the Move Award in 2005 and Woman of Influence Award in 2009, Dr. McAneny has been voted several times by her peers as Albuquerque The Magazine’s “Top Doc” in her specialty.
She co-founded Oncology Hematology Consultants Ltd. in 1987. A managing partner since 1999, she built New Mexico Cancer Center, which provides comprehensive outpatient medical and radiation oncology care and imaging at multiple sites, including several underserved rural areas. She also founded the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, which provides grants to patients to help with their nonmedical expenses and to health care professionals and patients for continuing education.
Dr. McAneny graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1973, and with honors from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1977. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa in 1980 and her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of New Mexico in 2003.
She is married to Steven P. Kanig, MD, a nephrologist who presently focuses on informatics and serves as vice chair of the board of New Mexico’s health information exchange. Dr. Kanig also serves as a delegate to the AMA for New Mexico.