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Our Cancer Physicians

One team, One focus

Our team of medical professionals has one focus: you! Although we specialize and are credentialed in different aspects of cancer treatment, we come together to create a treatment plan specific to you and your disease. 


Surgical Oncologists
Dr. Francis Charles Brunicardi, MD, ABM
Francis Charles Brunicardi, MD, ABM
Director, Cancer Program // Chair, Department of Surgery

Special Interest:
Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Adrenal Tumors, Precision Surgery for Gastrointestinal Cancers
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Dr. Prabir K. Chaudhuri, MD, ABS
Prabir K. Chaudhuri, MD, ABS
Medical Director, Surgical Oncology

Special Interest:
Sarcoma, Melanoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid and Endocrine Cancer, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer Risk Reducing Prophylactic Surgery, Oncoplastic Surgery
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Dr. Stephanie M. Pannell, MD
Stephanie M. Pannell, MD
Colorectal Surgery // Department of Surgery

Special Interest:
Anal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Robotic Surgery
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Dr. Munier Nazzal, MD
Munier M.S. Nazzal, MD, FRCS, FACS
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions // Department of Surgery

Special Interest:
Cancer, Chemotherapy Ports, Chemo Embolization
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Andrew Kriegel, MD
Andrew V. Kriegel, MD, MPA
Plastic Surgery // Department of Surgery

Special Interest:
Soft Tissue Tumors and Defects, Skin Lesions and Malignancies, Body Contouring After Weight Loss, Breast Surgery, Face and Neck Surgeries, Hand Trauma, Maxillofacial Trauma, Oculoplastic, Oncoplastics
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Heather Klepacz, MD, MBA
Heather Klepacz, MD, MBA
Breast Surgery // Department of Surgery

Special Interest:
Breast Cancer, GI Cancer
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Azedine Medhkour, MD
Azedine Medhkour, MD, FACS
Neurosurgeon // Department of Surgery

Special Interest:
Neuro-Oncology Spine and Cerebrovascular
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Jason Schroeder, MD
Jason Schroeder, MD
Neurosurgical Oncology // Department of Surgery

Special Interest:
Neurosurgical Oncology, including: brain tumor, spinal column tumor, spinal cord tumor, radiosurgery, laser interstitial thermal therapy for brain tumors, benign and malignant tumors of the nervous system, skull base tumors, pituitary tumors, stereotactic surgery, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, peripheral nerve surgery, spine surgery
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Jianlin Tang, MD, FACS
Jianlin Tang, MD, FACS
Surgical Oncology // Department of Surgery

Special Interest:
Thyroid Cancer, Robotic Surgery for Colon Neoplasm and Liver Metastasis, Robotic Pancreas Surgery for Pancreas Cancer, Minimal Invasive Parathyroid Surgery
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Jorge Ortiz, MD, ACS
Jorge Ortiz, MD, ACS
Surgical Oncology // Department of Surgery

Special Interest:
Liver Cancer, Pancreas Cancer, Laparoscopy, Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
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Hematology:Oncology
John Nemunaitis, MD, ABIM
John Nemunaitis, MD, ABIM
Cheif, Division of Hematology and Oncology // Department of Medicine

Special Interest:
General Oncology, Clinical Trial Development, FDA Interaction, Precision Therapy, Targeted Immunotherapy Research, Targeted Molecular Therapy Research, Bioinformatic Profiling, Accepting Patients for Second Opinion and Clinical Trial Opportunities
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Cherian Verghese, MD
Cherian Verghese, MD, MHP
Hematology // Oncology

Special Interest:
Lymphomas, Leukemia’s, Hemoglobinopathies, Myelomas
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Roland Skeel, MD
Roland T. Skeel, MD
Medical Oncologist // Department of Hematology/Oncology

Special Interest:
Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Urologic Cancers, Melanoma
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Radiation Oncology
Changhu Chen, MD
Changhu Chen, MD
Chair // Radiation Oncology

Special Interest:
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Hypo-Fractionated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
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Krishna Reddy, MD, PhD
Krishna Reddy, MD, PhD
Radiation Oncologist // Radiation Oncology

Special Interest:
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Molecular Targeted Cancer Therapeutics, Treatment of GI Malignancies, Treatment of Breast Malignancies, Treatment of CNS Malignancies, Treatment of Lung Cancers, Treatment of Prostate Cancer
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Siddharth Saraiya, MD
Siddharth Saraiya, MD
Radiation Oncologist // Radiation Oncology

Special Interest:
Treatment of GI, GU, Breast, Lung, Gynecological, Head and Neck Malignancies
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David Elliott, MD
David Elliott, MD
Radiation Oncologist // Radiation Oncology

Special Interest:
Head and Neck Malignancies, Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, SRS, SBRT
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Dermatology
Lorie Gottwald, MD
Lorie D. Gottwald, MD
Chief of Dermatology // Department of Dermatology
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Nancy Parquet, MD
Nancy Parquet, MD
Dermatologist // Department of Dermatology
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Gastroenterology
Ali Nawras, MD
Ali Nawras, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE
Chief // Gastroenterology and Hepatology Medical Director // Endoscopy

Special Interest:
Advanced Gastroenterology Procedures (ERCP, EUS), Pancreatic-biliary Diseases, Fecal Macrobiotic Transplantation in Treatment of Bacterial C. Difficile, Esophageal Disease, Endoscopic Resection of Large Colonic Polyps
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Thomas Sodeman, MD
Thomas C. Sodeman, MD
Gastroenterologist // Department of Gastroenterology

Special Interest:
Cirrhosis, Fatty Liver Disease
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Abdallah Kobeissy, MD
Abdallah Kobeissy, MD
Gastroenterologist // Department of Gastroenterology

Special Interest:
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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Urology
Puneet Sindhwani, MD
Puneet Sindhwani, MD
Chair // Department of Urology

Special Interest:
Fertility preservation and Sexual heath in Cancer patients, Incontinence in urologic cancer survivors, Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer, Kidney cancer
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Obi Ekwenna, MD
Obi Ekwenna, MD
GU Oncologist // Department of Urology

Special Interest:
Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer and Testicular Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotics surgery for cancer
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Orthopaedics
Michael Mott, MD
Michael Mott, MD
Orthopaedics

Special Interest:
Bone and Musculoskeletal Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Orthopedics, Sarcoma
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Kellee Schweitzer, MD
Kellee Schweitzer, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Special Interest:
Cancer Pain, Spine Pain; Peripheral Joint Pain; Interventional Management of Compression Fractures; Neuropathic Pain; Phantom Limb Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
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Nephrology
Maria Alfonso-Jaume, MD
Maria Alfonso-Jaume, MD
Nephrologist // Department of Nephrology

Special Interest:
Management of Hypertension in African Americans, Population on Hemodialysis, Management of Vasculitis
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Pulmonary
James Willey, MD
James C. Willey, MD
Pulmonologist // Department of Pulmonary Medicine

Special Interest:
Lung Cancer, COPD, Precision Medicine, Molecular Diagnostic Testing
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Endocrinology
Juan Jaume, MD
Juan Jaume, MD
Endocrinologist // Department of Endocrinology

Special Interest:
Cancer, Thyroid, Diabetes
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OB/GYN
Burton Brodsky, MD
Burton S. Brodsky, MD
Obstetrician // Gynecologist

Special Interest:
Urogynecology, Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery
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Last Updated: 5/15/18