Maria Bishop, MD, FACP, BSN

Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar Track, Department of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Program Director Section of Hematology/Oncology at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System (SAVAHCS)
Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System (SAVAHCS)
FAX: 
(520) 629-4742
Professional Bio: 

Dr. Bishop is an Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar Track, in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Arizona, and a member of The University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson. She also a medical oncologist and chair of the ethics committee at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System (SAVAHCS). She specializes in treatment of breast and brain cancers, as well as end-of-life care.

Dr. Bishop earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a medical degree from The University of Arizona, where she also completed her residency and fellowship programs.

Dr. Bishop teaches at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels. She was included on the Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences. Dr. Bishop is also a Faculty Mentor for the Societies Program at The University of Arizona College of Medicine. Societies, a professional learning community, is a four-year longitudinal teaching and mentoring program for the medical students where they learn interviewing, physical examination, and patient care skills at the patient bedside.  She also provides instruction in developing clinical thinking, documentation and presentation skills, and provides consistent and structured exposure to modern concepts of professionalism.

Dr. Bishop is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Bishop is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cancer Education

Specialty: 
Medical Oncology

Clinical Information

Clinical Focus: 

Breast and brain cancers and end-of-life care.

Laboratory/Office: 
Disease or Clinical Specialty: 
Brain Tumor
Breast Cancer

Research Information

Research Program: 
Therapeutic Development
Member Status: 
Affiliate Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
2000
Selected Publications: 

Dr. Bishop's Pubmed.gov Publications

  1. Taverna JA, Babiker HM, Yun S, Bishop MC, Lau-Braunhut S, Meyer PN, Enzler T.  The great masquerader of malignancy: chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.  Biomarker Research.  (2014) 2:23.  Doi: 10.1186/s40364-014-0023-y.
  2. Szumacher E, Bishop MC. Career Counseling for Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology Postgraduate Trainees, Journal of Cancer Education, Vol. 29, No. s1 September 2014.  
  3. Rogowitz E, Babiker HM, Kanaan M, Millius RA, Ringenberg QS, Bishop M. Neuroblastoma of the elderly, an oncologist’s nightmare: case presentation, literature review and SEER database analysis. Exp Hematol Oncol. 2014 Jul 17;3:20. Doi: 10.1186/2162-3619-3-20.eCollection 2014.
  4. Agarwal A, Larsen BT, Buadu LD, Dunn J, Crawford R, Daniel J, Bishop MC. Denosumab Chemotherapy for Recurrent Giant-Cell Tumor of Bone: A Case Report of Neoadjuvant Use Enabling Complete Surgical Resection. Case Rep Oncology. Oncol Med. 2013;2013:496351. Doi:10.1155/2013/496351. Epub 2013 Jul 30.
  5. Larsen BT, Bishop MC, Hunter GC, Renner SW. Low Grade Metastasizing Splenic Littoral Cell Angiosarcoma Presenting With Hepatic Cirrhosis and Splenic Artery Aneurysm.  Int J Surg Pahol. 2013 Dec;21(6):618-26. Doi: 10.1177/1066896913476737. Epub 2013 Feb 19.
  6. Badger TA, Sergrin C, Figueredo AJ, Harrington J, Sheppard K, Passalacqua S, Pasvogel A, Bishop M.  Who Benefits From a Psychosocial Counseling Versus Educational Intervention to Improve Psychological Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer Survivors? Psychology & Health, Volume 28, Issue3, 2013.
  7. Badger TA, Segrin C, Figueredo AJ, Harrington J, Sheppard K, Passalacqua S, Pasvogel A, Bishop M.  Psychosocial Interventions to Improve Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer Survivors and Their Intimate or Family Partners.  Quality of Life Research. August 2011, Volume 20, Issue6, pp 833-844 Date:19 Dec 2010.
  8. Nguyen, N, Bishop, MC, Borok, T, Welsh, J, Hamilton, R, Cohen, D, Nguyen, L, Vincent, V.   Pattern of Failure Following Chemoradiation for Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer:  Potential Role for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy.  Anticancer Research, 30:953-962, 2010.

Professional Information

Positions and Honors: 

2012, 2010, 2009, 2008: Selected for Consumers' Research Council of America, Guide to America's Top Oncologists
2009: Recipient of March/April issue, Focus on Faculty Member, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Other Experience and Professional Memberships/Affiliations: 

Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System:

2013-Present Member, Women’s Veteran’s Health Committee
2013-Present Member, Cancer Committee, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
2005               Member, Research Impact Committee, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
1999-2000     Member, Pain Management Improvement Team Charter, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
1999-Present Chair, Ethics Committee, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
1998-2001     Member, Quality of Care Committee, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Arizona Cancer Center:

2014              Principal Investigator SWOG, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
2004              Member, Brain Tumor Group, SWOG
2001              Sunstone Project Research Committee Member 
1999              Member, Committee on Women and Special Populations Working Group, SWOG
1999              Member, Committee on Women and Special Populations, SWOG 
1999-Present Member, Breast Cancer Committee, SWOG 
1998               Member, Biobehavioral Oncology Research Program

College of Medicine:

2015-Present Chair, Search Committee, Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions
2014               Member, University of Arizona College of Medicine, LCME Reaccreditation Committee
2008-Present Mentor, Internal Medicine, Residency Program
2006-Present Mentor, Societies Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine
2004-Present Interviewer for Applicants to the University of Arizona College of Medicine
2001-2003    Member, Admissions Committee, College of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
2000              Member, Planning Committee, Hartford/AAMC Grant, University of Arizona College of Medicine
2000              Pharmacology Curriculum Review Committee

University of Arizona:

2014               Member, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Hematology/Oncology Fellows Selection Committee
2011-Present Member, Cancer Biology Graduate Program Dissertation Committee
2011-Present Member, University of Arizona, Palliative Care Fellowship Program
2010-Present Member, Nominating Committee
2009-Present Member, Physician Well-Being Committee
2007               Member, Arizona Arthritis Center Director Search Committee
2005-Present Interviewer for Applicants to the Internal Medicine Residency Program
2004-2005     Honor Code Committee, University of Arizona
2003               Member, University of Arizona End of Life Care Committee
2002               Member, Review Team, Academic Program Review of the Department of Radiation Oncology
1997-2002     Member, University of Arizona, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Committee

Board Certifications: 

2012     Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2008     Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Medical Oncology Recertification
2006     Diplomate, American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2004     Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Recertification
1998     Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Medical Oncology
1997     Board Eligible, Hematology
1994     Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Academic Information

Fellowship: 
Univeristy of Arizona Health Sciences Center - Hematology/Oncology
Residency: 
University of Arizona, Department of Medicine
Medical School: 
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: 
University of Arizona, College of Nursing