New medical director for Samaritan Cancer Program

Nov 1,2013
Oncologist David Hufnagel, DO, has been named medical director of the Samaritan Cancer Program. He replaces Peter Kenyon, MD, in this role, as Kenyon prepares for his retirement in June of 2014.

Hufnagel earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Arizona and a medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency and fellowship training at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is board certified in medical oncology and hematology.

He has been with Samaritan Hematology & Oncology Consultants since 2009, where he sees patients with all types of cancer and blood disorders in locations throughout the valley. He is also the principal investigator of Alliance clinical trials for the Samaritan Cancer Program.

The Samaritan Cancer Program is a comprehensive cancer treatment network serving patients across Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. The innovative program has been praised by the Commission on Cancer for its quality measures, ongoing community outreach and numerous free screenings it offers to enhance the prevention and early detection of cancer. Visit samhealth.org/Cancer for more information.
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