Oncology

For Information on Other Oncology Providers:

Maria R. Baer, M.D.Maria R. Baer, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program
Medical Oncologist

Special Interests: Acute Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Dr. Baer is a nationally recognized leader in leukemia treatment and research. Her clinical focus is leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes, and her research interests include understanding drug resistance in leukemia cells and the development of strategies for overcoming or bypassing mechanisms of resistance. Her overall goal is to improve the outcome of treatment for leukemia patients.


Richard Battafarano. M.D., Ph.D.Kevin J. Cullen, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, UM Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
Medical Oncologist

Special Interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Sarcoma

Dr. Cullen is a nationally recognized oncology doctor. His research interests include cellular factors that promote the growth of cancer and molecular mechanisms that make some cancers resistant to treatment with chemotherapy. His honors include a special achievement award from the National Cancer Institute. He was named one of Washington's best physicians by Washingtonian magazine. He has been the director of the Greenebaum Cancer Center since 2004.


Susan KesmodelSusan B. Kesmodel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist

Special Interests: Melanoma, Breast Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Tumors

Dr. Kesmodel is a surgical oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal tumors, pancreatic cancer and melanoma, and is board certified in surgery.


William Regine M.D.William Regine M.D
Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor of the Department of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncologist

Special Interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, GI, Head and Neck and Central Nervous System Cancers, Brain Tumor Treatment

Dr. Regine is a nationally recognized radiation oncologist. His research interests include the study and treatment of pancreas/ gastrointestinal cancers, brain tumors and head and neck cancers. He is also working on an innovative drug delivery device for the treatment of brain tumors.


Mohan Suntha, M.D.Mohan Suntha, M.D.
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Professor of Radiation Oncology
Vice Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
Associate Director of Clinical Affairs, UM Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
Radiation Oncologist

Special Interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Lung and Esophageal Cancer

Dr. Suntha is a nationally recognized radiation oncologist. Dr. Suntha's research interests include the management of patients diagnosed with carcinomas of the lung, esophagus, and head and neck. He has designed and conducted numerous investigator initiated combined modality clinical trials aimed at improving the therapeutic outcome in these diseases.


Sarah Temkin

Sarah Temkin, M.D..
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Surgery

Special Interests: Gynecologic Malignancies, Complex Gynecologic Surgery, Including Robotic Surgery

Dr. Temkin is a specialist in gynecologic oncology, and complex gynecologic surgery, including robotic surgery. In fact, she was the first gynecologic oncologist in the state of Illinois to operate using the da Vinci robotic system.


Katherine H. Rak Tkaczuk, M.D.Katherine H. Rak Tkaczuk, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Oncology
Director, Breast Evaluation and Treatment Program
Medical Oncologist

Special Interests: Invasive and Non-Invasive Breast Cancer and High-Risk Benign Breast Diseases, Clinical Trials (phase 1-3) for Breast Cancer, with Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy and Supportive Care; Circulating Cancer/Tumor Cells

Other Languages: Polish

Dr. Tkaczuk is a medical oncologist and member of the multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program at the UM Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. She is in charge of the overall treatment planning for adjuvant and palliative systematic chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.


Ann Butler Zimrin, M.D.Ann Butler Zimrin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program
Medical Oncologist

Special Interests: Hematology, Oncology

Dr. Zimrin is a medical oncologist in charge of chemotherapy as well as overall treatment planning.

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This page was last updated: June 13, 2013

         
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