Imerman Angels Welcomes Dr. Timothy Pearman, Director of Supportive Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University As the Newest Member of Their Medical Advisory Board
CHICAGO (November 2015) – Imerman Angels announces the appointment of Timothy Pearman, PhD, to their roster of highly qualified medical industry leaders on their medical advisory board, aiding in Imerman Angels’ mission to provide personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
Dr. Pearman is the Director of Supportive Oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University where he oversees all supportive oncology services provided to cancer patients and their families. In addition, Dr. Pearman is Associate Professor in the Departments of Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Pearman’s interests include: cancer survivorship, family and group therapy, the psychological issues of patients dealing with medical illness, and quality of life. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics including: palliative care, bioethics and quality of life in oncology.
“There are over 13 million cancer survivors in the United States. This constitutes 4% of the population. As cancer has transitioned from a typically fatal disease to an often chronic, manageable one, the psychosocial supportive care needs of survivors have expanded.” says Dr. Pearman. “Cancer support groups such as Imerman Angels can reduce depression and anxiety in fighters, and help them to become more active in treatment decision-making, managing side effects, talking to their doctors, and will ultimately maximize their quality of life during and after their cancer battle.”
Dr. Pearman joins the Imerman Angels medical advisory board alongside: Benji Salter, DO, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY; Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work; Craig Nichols, MD, Co-Director Multidisciplinary Testicular Cancer Program and Director of Testicular Cancer Commons; Dipul Patadia, MD, Vice Chairman, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital; Gilberto Munoz, MD, Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Sports Medicine, Northwestern University, University of Illinois- Chicago, St. Joseph Hospital Medical Director, Chicago Fire Soccer Organization; Gregory M. Boone, MD, General Surgeon, Mercy Medical Center; Jacqueline Toia, RB, MS, CPNP, DNP, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; James Chandler, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Jamie Von Roenn, MD, Adjunct Professor of Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Jason Canner, MD; Linda Rivard, RN, BSN, CPON; Lynne I. Wagner, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina; Mark Agulnik, MD, Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Research office, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University; Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, Oncology Counselor, Life with Cancer Family Center, Inova Health System; Steven Rosen, MD, FACP; Sudip Bose, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Emergency Medicine Physician, Iraq War Veteran, Leadership/Motivational Speaker, Television Correspondent; and Vickie Villaflor, MD, Director Esophageal Cancer Program, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago.
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