Dr. Michal Senitko, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, has been named Co-Director of UMMC’s Cancer Center and Research Institute’s Lung Cancer Early Detection Program. Dr. Senitko will serve in this role alongside Jonathan Hontzas, NP and together they will bring state-of-the-art lung cancer screening to UMMC. Patients can now be referred to the screening program through the “Amb referral to lung cancer screening program” order via Epic. Patients will have a visit with a provider from the Thoracic Oncology Group immediately prior to obtaining their lung cancer screening. The visits take place at both the Pavilion and the Cancer Institute with no out-of-pocket charge associated. Eligibility will be confirmed, documentation requirements met, and follow-up explained to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and to improve patient experience. All results will be routed to referring providers and/or the PCP.
Dr. Senitko completed his internal medicine residency and his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at UMMC. He also completed an additional interventional pulmonology fellowship at Yale University. Congratulations to Dr. Senitko in his new role!