Cancer Program Staff Directory

Cancer Program Staff Directory

Medical Oncologists

Medical oncologists specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and biological therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists.

The medical oncologist educates patients about their illness and the treatments options. They explain the details of chemotherapy regimens, potential side effects and any long-term ill effect that any medicine may have.


David Hufnagel, DO
Medical Director


Wei Bai, MD


Farnoush Abar, MD


Vicky Lee, MD, PhD


Kim McGregor, MD


Ike Onwere, MD



Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Hematology and oncology nurse practitioners and physician assistants work together with medical hematologists and oncologists to provide your care. These providers perform cancer screenings and examinations, participate in diagnosing, treatment and planning, and also help coordinate patient care.

They are helpful in supportive care and patient education for illness and treatment options, which may include chemotherapy, hormonal and biologic therapies. They provide patient education regarding chemotherapy regimens, potential side effects and possible long-term effects of medications. They help monitor patients during these therapies as well as write prescriptions and chemotherapy orders.


Holly Almond, FNP, OCN


Christina Lee, PA-C

 



Radiation Oncologists
Radiation oncologists are the doctors who will oversee your radiation therapy treatments. They work with the other members of the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is given accurately. Your radiation oncologist will also monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its target while minimizing side effects. Before, during and after your radiation therapy treatments, your radiation oncologist works closely with other cancer doctors, such as medical oncologists and surgeons, to maximize the radiation's effectiveness.


Mary Austin-Seymour, MD, FASTRO


Patrice McGowan, MD

Medical Director


Kenneth Nitta, MD