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Portrait of Barbara McAneny.

Barbara L. McAneny, MD

President-elect
Specialty:  Oncology
Term: 

 2017 -  2018

AMA Affiliated Groups: Board of Trustees  
Long bio: 

Barbara L. McAneny, MD, a board-certified medical oncologist/hematologist from Albuquerque, N.M., was elected president-elect of the American Medical Association in June 2017. Dr. McAneny has served on the AMA Board of Trustees since 2010, including as its chair in 2015–2016. An impressive leader, Dr. McAneny has been a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of Directors, 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.

Currently Dr. McAneny chairs the board of the National Cancer Care Alliance, which she founded to help independent oncology practices remain independent by sharing resources and best practices. A fellow of the ASCO and a master of the American College of Physicians, she became the delegate to the AMA from the ASCO in 2002, and was elected to the AMA Council of Medical Service in 2003, serving as its chair in 2009–2010.

Dr. McAneny was appointed to the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council from 2002 to 2006 and was a founding member of Oncology Circle, a group of oncology practices using data to promote best practices. She is also a member of the Community Oncology Alliance Board of Trustees and served on the board of directors of the Cancer Center Business Summit. She has previously chaired Albuquerque’s Emergency Medical Services Authority for 20 years, from 1990 to 2010.

In 2012 Dr. McAneny received a $19.8 million award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to test how oncology private practices could provide cancer patients better care at a lower cost. This award, called COME HOME (for Community Oncology Medical Home), later helped form Medicare’s Oncology Care Model. Innovative Oncology Business Solutions Inc., the company she created to manage the award, is now assisting physician practices, in collaboration with ASCO, in developing the process changes needed for MACRA.

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 New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants Ltd. in 1987. A managing partner since 1999, she built New Mexico Cancer Center, which provides outpatient medical and radiation oncology care and imaging in Albuquerque and the underserved area of Gallup. She also founded the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, which provides grants to help patients with nonmedical expenses.

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 1984.

2017–2018