Putting the Spotlight on CTRs
Dr. Michael Serwint, MD, CTR
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
There is a doctor in the house, and he is also a CTR! Meet medical oncologist, Michael Serwint, MD, CTR. For more than 30 years, Michael’s practice was in Medical Oncology and he was not ready to retire. The Cancer Registry was in the same office as his practice in Pennsylvania and he was somewhat familiar with what they did. After a lengthy conversation with the registrar and multiple answered questions, he decided to investigate the possibility of working in the Cancer Registry.
Sharon Thomas, CTR
University of Florida Shands Hospital – Gainesville
Thirty-three years ago, Sharon Thomas, CTR, started in the Cancer Registry at as a Follow-up Clerk. It did not take long for her to expand her career, passing the CTR exam in 1991. Currently, she is the Senior Cancer Registrar at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville, where she is responsible for abstracting pediatric cases. Sharon willingly shares her years of knowledge with the other registrars by answering questions and clarifying the multiple changes in the abstract. She also assists in developing and keeping quality control in the registry.