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Physician Relations and Outreach

The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center is pleased to offer a Physician Relations and Outreach Program dedicated to providing personalized service to community-based physicians, including:

  • consultations
  • education opportunities about the latest treatment options
  • clinical trials
  • current news and events related to cancer care

We are available for on-site meetings in addition to the activities we sponsor at our facilities and in your communities. Our goal is to improve communications and coordination of care for referring physicians and their patients.

Robert SimsickRob Simsick

Rob Simsick serves as the U-M Rogel Cancer Center physician liaison and is available to visit community based physicians’ practices. He works with individual practices to understand their patient care needs and shares information on services, treatment options and clinical trials from the many specialty clinics within the cancer center. To contact Rob, please call M-LINE at 800-962-3555 or email him directly at


Laurie Powell

Laurie Powell

Laurie manages the cancer center’s physician outreach efforts. This includes educational opportunities such as grand rounds, CMEs and tumor boards. It also includes physician-to-physician networking opportunities to enhance collaboration between health care providers. To contact Laurie, please call M-LINE at 800-962-3555 or email her directly at