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Frederick Schnell

Frederick M. Schnell, MD, FACP

Medical Director

Community Oncology Alliance

Frederick M. Schnell, MD, FACP

Frederick Schnell

Medical Director

Community Oncology Alliance

Dr. Frederick Schnell led the development and incorporation of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research & Education. He was the founding chair of the Georgia CORE Board of Directors and served on the executive committee through 2008.

Dr. Schnell brings the physician perspective and practice management experience to his role as Medical Director of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA). He is helping community oncology practices address the future of oncology payment reform. The rapidly changing landscape of cancer care delivery in the United States demands insight like his to craft the future strategies for community oncology.

Board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Dr. Schnell practiced for 34 years at Central Georgia Cancer Care where he served as CEO. His primary focus areas related to breast and genitourinary cancer.

Dr. Schnell earned his Doctor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed a residency and fellowship at Emory University. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Schnell’s research interests include medical oncology and breast, lung and gastrointestinal cancer. He serves as the principal investigator at his site for clinical trials conducted in collaboration with academic, industry, and National Cancer Institute Cooperative Groups. He is a past president of GASCO and was instrumental in the development of the Central Georgia Regional Program of Excellence. Dr. Schnell is past chair of COA and a recipient of the ASCO community research award.

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Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.