Success Happens: Mark S. Soberman

Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS

Mark Soberman, MD MBA, FACS is Medical Director, Oncology Service Line and Chief Physician Executive, Monocacy Health Partners at Frederick Regional Health System in Frederick, MD. He is a reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, General Thoracic Surgical Club, American Association for Physician Leadership, American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Society for Clinical Oncology. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Association of Community Cancer Centers and is the Association’s President-elect for 2017.

Previously, he served as Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery, Director, Section of Thoracic Oncology and Director, Section of Thoracic Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He has also held the positions of Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital and Director, Section of Thoracic Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital. His academic appointments include Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at George Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Soberman earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at Washington University in St. Louis with Eliot Honors in 1978 and graduated from the Emory University School of Medicine in 1983. After completing a residency in General Surgery at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in 1990, he went on to complete his residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at George Washington University in 1992 and an advanced fellowship in General Thoracic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in 1993. Dr. Soberman has been the recipient of two Alley-Sheridan Fellowships from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, completing executive courses in Health Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1998 and 2000. In 2009, he completed an MBA at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, receiving a faculty award for academic excellence. In 2014, he attended Professor Michael Porter’s Intensive Value Based Health Care Delivery Symposium at Harvard Business School.

Dr. Soberman has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally on topics relating to thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology and more recently, value based health care delivery. His professional interests include the study of value based health care, innovative care delivery models and innovative payment models, value in oncology and multidisciplinary cancer care models..