New York, NY | March 28, 2023
The American Lung Association today announced that the ninth annual LUNG FORCE Walk New York City will honor Dr. Nicholas Rohs as its Medical Honoree, presenting him with a special award during the event on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Pier 16 at South Street Seaport. Dr. Rohs is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital.
“We are so deeply grateful to Dr. Rohs for his contributions to the lung health community, and for his dedication to the patients and families with lung cancer, that he cares for each and every day,” said Erica Masin, Executive Director for the American Lung Association in Metro New York. “The American Lung Association is proud to support our community of medical professionals – and we know that its doctors like Dr. Rohs and those on his team at Mount Sinai Hospital that turn our research, advocacy, and education into action and create better outcomes for people with lung cancer.”
In addition to Dr. Rohs responsibilities at his practice and within the Mount Sinai Health System, Dr. Rohs is co-chair of two thoracic tumor boards, a Cancer Liaison Physician for the Committee on Cancer, a member of his institution’s Data Safety and Monitoring Committee, and participates in multiple different system-wide quality improvement and leadership committees. Dr. Rohs is both primary and co-investigator on multiple clinical trials and is closely involved in the expansion of clinical trial activities throughout the Mount Sinai Health System and participates in the System-wide Clinical Research Steering Committee. His research interests include targeted therapies, immunotherapy, liquid biopsies, and lung cancer screening. He primarily cares for patients in the Tri-State area, but also sees patients from across the United States and internationally.
“I am so grateful and humbled to be named the medical honoree at this year’s LUNG FORCE Walk New York City,” said Dr. Rohs. “My life’s work is to help find the best possible outcomes for people with lung cancer, and it’s such a privilege to be honored in this way. I’m also grateful that Mount Sinai has a team of walkers who are driven to defeat lung cancer and to prevent lung disease through advocacy and research.”
Dr. Rohs is also extremely proud to be the co-founder of New York Lung Cancer Foundation (NYLCF.org), a non-profit organization created to promote education, collaboration, and collegiality among thoracic oncology programs throughout the greater Tri-state area.
Participants joining the LUNG FORCE Walk New York City will complete a one or three-mile route that starts and finishes at the South Street Seaport, Pier 16, with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty. The event will also include an impactful opening ceremony where Dr. Rohs will make remarks, survivors and loved ones will share their stories, and the crowd will share in a fitness warm-up. All participants will also have the opportunity to complete a LUNG FORCE Action passport that encourages lung health education and advocacy, and enjoy a Party on the Pier after the walk! Funds raised at the LUNG FORCE Walk will support the Lung Association’s annual research, education, and advocacy efforts for lung cancer, chronic lung diseases, and COVID-19.
More information and registration are available at www.LUNGFORCE.org/nyc
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