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Davis named senior medical director for VICC Cancer Care Network and Strategy

Aug. 6, 2020, 9:37 AM


by Tom Wilemon

Nancy Davis, MD, has been named senior medical director for VICC Cancer Care Network and Strategy, a new leadership position at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center responsible for expanding cancer clinics within and beyond the Middle Tennessee catchment area.

Nancy Davis, MD

Davis, associate professor of Medicine, most recently served as group leader for Urologic Oncology and chief of the Solid Tumor Service Line. She was recruited to VICC in 2018 from Aurora BayCare Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is a U.S. Army veteran, who attained the rank of captain.

The clinics in the network Davis will oversee include locations in Cool Springs, Spring Hill and Springfield with others opening this year in Lebanon and Chattanooga.

“Nancy Davis has the leadership skills and community oncology expertise necessary for this new position. In recent years, the strategic focus of Vanderbilt-Ingram has broadened and catalyzed marked growth of our cancer clinical enterprise,” said Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology, Executive Vice President for Research at VUMC, director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and holder of the Brock Family Directorship in Career Development.

“Across oncology services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has experienced an approximate 40% increase in outpatient visits over the past five years, leading to increased capture of the market share in Tennessee. In this new position, we looked for someone with the skill set to strategize clinical care, maintain quality, improve operations and expand the footprint of our enterprise through collaborations with Vanderbilt clinical and business leaders as well as our relationships through the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.”

Davis has helped lead several initiatives at VICC, serving on the Clinical Trial Scientific Review Oversight Committee, the Clinical Trials Billing/Finance Navigation Committee, the Medical Oncology Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee and the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee.

“Nancy is a leader, an innovator and a catalyst who is the ideal person to serve in this important new role,” said Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC. “By expanding our cancer clinic footprint, she will help bring Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s high-end services to the people who need them most and provide additional value to the members of the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.”

In her new role, Davis will work closely with Laura Goff, MD, MSCI, who was recently named executive medical director for the Cancer Patient Care Center. Goff is responsible for oversight of VICC cancer patient care on the main campus and at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

“In the two years that Dr. Davis has been here at Vanderbilt, she has rapidly risen as a leader owing to her honest, candid, collaborative style. These qualities will be immensely valuable in this important role building our outward-facing presence serving the needs of our community,” said W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius Abernathy Professor and interim chair of the Department of Medicine.

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