GRMC’s Cancer Center welcomes Kevin J. Shannon, M.D.

GRMC’s Cancer Center welcomes Kevin J. Shannon, M.D.

Dr. Kevin J. Shannon, a physician triple board-certified in oncology, hematology and internal medicine, has been named the new Medical Director at the WVU Cancer Institute, James and Shirley Bailey Cancer Center at Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC). Dr. Shannon comes to GRMC from Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio, and was previously an Oncology Medical Officer with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring, Md.

“Dr. Shannon is an award winning, highly accomplished oncologist and hematologist noted for his research, published works, and leadership in the field of cancer treatment,” said GRMC President and CEO Mark Boucot. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to our Medical Staff and cancer care team. With more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of oncology, hematology and internal medicine, Dr. Shannon’s leadership will have a positive, transformative impact on the patient-centered cancer services we provide to the people of our region.”

Dr. Kevin Shannon is triple-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.  He completed his residency at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore and his fellowship at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  While at the Food and Drug Administration, he received numerous awards, including Outstanding Service in Urologic Oncology, Genitourinary Oncology Group Achievement, and the Regenerative Sciences Litigation Group Award.

Dr. Shannon served as a Hematology and Oncology Medical Officer in the FDA’s Division of Clinical Evaluation, Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Division of Biologic Oncology Products, where he conducted nine major reviews.  He also presented on numerous topics for the FDA, the World Vaccine Congress, and the Society of Urologic Oncology, among others.  Additionally, he led clinical research on cancer treatment and authored multiple published works, with the most recent publications on the topics of regulatory aspects of cancer gene therapy and urologic oncology.

He completed his undergraduate degree at University of Maryland, College Park and graduated from medical school at University of Maryland, Baltimore.   Dr. Shannon received the crux of his medical career experience serving as a hematologist/oncologist at various Maryland hospitals in the Washington, D.C. metro area.  Throughout his career, he has served in volunteer clinical and leadership capacities at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., George Washington University Medical School, and Montgomery County Health Clinic.   Dr. Shannon enjoys playing the piano and participating in chamber music with his children.  He and his family will reside in Garrett County.

Dr. Shannon’s tenure at GRMC will begin in July.  Current patients have been notified of the transition and new cancer and infusion care patients may contact GRMC’s Cancer Center at 301-533-4222 for more information.  To read his bio, click here.