Our team consists of but is not limited to:



Radiation Oncologists

Radiation Oncologists are physicians with advanced training who are key decision makers in choosing whether radiation therapy may be of value and the type of radiation therapy an individual may receive. This physician is the team leader and stays with you from initial consultation all the way through follow-up care.

Medical Oncologists and Hematologists

Medical oncologists care for the patient from the moment of diagnosis throughout the course of treatment and past recovery. The focus of medical oncology is on “systemic therapy”, or providing treatments against cancer that has or could spread to other parts of the body, or in providing treatments to help shrink a cancerous tumor so the surgeon can more effectively remove it. Our experts also coordinate treatment given by other specialists.


Surgery may be a part of your treatment plan. Our expert surgeons are specially-trained to surgically treat cancer and they do it in a caring and healing environment.

Oncology Nurses

An Oncology Nurse is a specially trained registered nurse who specializes in the care of people with cancer. Oncology nurses may prepare and give treatments, monitor patients, side effects, provide supportive care, and teach and counsel patients and their families. They meet with patients each week throughout the radiation therapy treatment course and assist the Radiation Oncologists in consultation and follow-up visits after treatment is completed.

Radiation Therapists

Radiation Therapists work directly with the Radiation Oncologist in simulation and treatment and then run the radiation treatment machines to deliver that treatment to the patient. Radiation therapists also maintain daily records and regularly check the treatment machines to make certain they are performing according to our stringent standards. Our Radiation therapists receive thorough training under a two- to four-year educational program. In addition, all of our Radiation Therapists must pass a rigorous examination and be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, a standard higher than many other cancer centers. This certification also requires each therapist to meet a required number of hours of continuing education each year.


During or after treatment, concerns related to weight or diet sometimes occur. A specially trained Dietitian is available to help with:

  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore or dry mouth or throat
  • Taste changes
  • Questions about special diet restrictions
  • Difficulty swallowing

Dieticians help patients deal with these concerns by providing advice or by working with the physicians to prescribe medical interventions.

Spiritual and Pastoral Support

From time to time, patients and families find themselves searching for answers to difficult questions such as, “Why me?” “Where is God when I seem to need God the most?” A Chaplain is available to listen and help with spiritual concerns, to offer prayer and emotional support, and provide education related to grief and loss.

Oncology Social Workers

A diagnosis of cancer and subsequent cancer treatment can result in a period of adjustment and an increase in stress for patients and their families. Oncology social workers provide counseling and other services which can reduce stress for you and your family. They are available to assist with psychosocial, emotional, financial or other non-medical concerns that may follow a cancer diagnosis. They are trained to recognize the challenges in adjustment that often accompany the diagnosis of cancer and to assist in managing distress. Oncology Social Workers are also experts in linking patients and families to community resources and in providing advocacy to those with cancer. The goal of social work services is to use their expertise to help alleviate barriers to care and provide the support necessary for survivorship.

Clinical Research Coordinator

The Clinical Research Coordinator is the person responsible for conducting clinical trials using good clinical practice under the support of your oncology physician. The Clinical Research Coordinator directs and manages your care during a clinical trial and is a good contact for you if you have questions. The Clinical Research Coordinator will teach you about participation in the clinical trial including the Informed Consent and your rights, and will make sure the research protocol instructions are followed, teach you about side effects, and will ensure your information is kept confidential. They will be in touch with you throughout your participation in the trial to make sure all of your questions are answered. Many other members of your health care team will be involved in your care while you participate in a clinical trial in much the same way they would if you were not in a clinical trial.