Co-Chairs & Panel Members


Carey C. Thomson, M.D., MPH

Director, Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Screening and Thoracic Oncology Program

Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Thomson is Co-Chair of this ATS/ALA Implementation Guide for Lung Cancer Screening. She is the Division Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mount Auburn and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. She directs the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Screening and Thoracic Oncology Program. Dr. Thomson is a Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Learning Collaborative and subcommittee on Lung Cancer Screening through the State Cancer Control Committee, a member of the Implementation Task Group and State-Based Initiatives Task Group of the American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable, the American College of Radiology Lung Cancer Screening 2.0 Committee, the ALA Scientific Medical Editorial Panel with a content focus on lung cancer screening, and a number of committees and workshops through the ATS on implementation and implementation science, lung cancer screening, and nodule management. She currently serves the ATS through her work on the quality improvement and implementation committee and is a member of the Thoracic Oncology assembly.

Mount Auburn Hospital

Mount Auburn Hospital is a community based academic center associated with Harvard Medical School and a part of a long-standing accountable care organization.

Program Structure

Hybrid program Decentralized ordering/centralized tracking

Program Governance Structure

Centralized governance
Radiology
Pulmonary

Type of Tracking System

EMR-based registry and manually entered databases

Unique Population Served by Program

Minority representation
We are located in Cambridge, MA and serve immigrant populations of a number of countries as well as an African-American and homeless population. Reaching some of these patients for screening is a great challenge