Malkin joins VCU Health CMH staff

Published 11:47 am Wednesday, July 6, 2016

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (CMH), in South Hill, recently announced that Dr. Mark G. Malkin, F.R.C.P.C., F.A.A.N., professor of neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center, will provide neuro-oncology services at the Hendrick Cancer & Rehab Center on Wednesdays, according to a recent press release from the hospital.

Malkin will work with Dr. Tzann T. Fang, medical oncologist, and Dr. Monica Morris, radiation oncologist, to offer interdisciplinary care to cancer patients with neurologic issues. Malkin is the only board-certified neuro-oncologist in the region and one of the few in the state.

Only one percent of neurologists in the country specialize in the treatment of neurological cancers, or neuro-oncology.

“Malkin came to VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond in 2013 from Milwaukee, where, for nine years, he served as chief of the division of neuro-oncology, chair of the brain and spine tumor faculty research committee and professor of neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). During that time, Malkin also served as chair of the cancer committee at Froedtert Hospital. Prior to that, Malkin served as associate clinical member and director of the Neurology Graduate Medical Education and Neuro-oncology Fellowship programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York and associate professor of clinical neurology and associate attending neurologist at Cornell University Medical College/New York Hospital,” stated the release.

“Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Malkin earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto, where he also completed his residency in the Neurology Training Program. He then moved to the United States to serve a fellowship in neuro-oncology at MSKCC in New York.”

Continuously recognized as a Best Doctor in America from 2005 to present, Malkin has also been honored with the Canadian-American Bumper-Borden Fellowship at MSKCC, the Clinical Oncology Career Development Award of the American Cancer Society, the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award of the Department of Neurology at Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Fellowship in the American Academy of Neurology, the Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award in Neurology from MCW, and the Outstanding Teaching Award for High Evaluation for the M-III Neurology Clerkship at VCU School of Medicine.

For more information about Malkin or any of the cancer services offered at VCU Health CMH, call (434) 774-2417.