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Oncology Overdrive

Jun 29, 2020

As the interim chief of her division, associate director for medical affairs and chief medical officer for cancer services, Merry J. Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO, has extensive leadership experience. In this episode, we explore how her leadership style has evolved throughout this pandemic, and end with some pearls of wisdom on effectively utilizing social media in health care.

Intro :13

About Dr. Markham :17

The interview 1:39

How did your journey lead you to Florida and as interim chief? 1:43

It speaks to the community and culture of an institution if people are staying 4:20

How do your roles differ, and how are they intertwined? 4:56

Continuing to see patients helps be a good leader 9:26

What has changed the most for you since COVID-19 began? 10:38

It’s impressive how quickly things can be implemented when there’s a pandemic 13:34

How did you pivot from leading to leading in crisis mode? 16:15

You can find Dr. Markham’s COVID-19 blog on 22:42

Any examples of poor leadership? 23:10

How did you get started in social media in health care? 25:50

Have you been able to utilize social media to advance your career? 29:34

Have you had people tell you it’s a waste of time? 33:28

Do you have advice for people who want to get started on social media? 39:44

How can leaders utilize social media? 42:57

Final thoughts 44:45

How to find Dr. Markham online 46:12

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Merry J. Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO, is interim chief of the division of hematology and oncology and an associate professor in the division of medicine at University of Florida Health. She is also associate director for medical affairs for the UF Health Cancer Center and chief medical officer for cancer services.

Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid freelance writer for Lippincott.