John C. McCann, MD, medical director of the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, has been named the 2010 Community Clinician of the Year by his physician peers of the Franklin District Medical Society. The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the Society’s 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community and who stands out as a leading advocate and caregiver.
Dr. McCann, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He has had a joint appointment at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Medical Center since 1995.
He has been an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine since 1995 and has been Principal Investigator of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group of Baystate Health Systems Hospitals since 1996.
A published author on aspects of cancer and oncology, Dr. McCann has been named to Woodward/White’s Best Doctors in America, a global medical information source to help people find excellent medical care.
The Massachusetts Medical Society, with more than 22,000 physicians and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. The Society publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site, and Journal Watch alerts and newsletters covering 13 specialties. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical education programs for physicians and health care professionals. Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country.