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Meet the Team

Specialties

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas Brain and Skull Base Tumors Breast Cancer
Endocrine and Thyroid Cancers Gastrointestinal Cancers Genitourinary Cancers
Gynecologic Cancers Head and Neck Cancers Hematologic Cancers
Liver Cancer Lung and Thoracic Cancers Melanoma and Cutaneous Cancers
Pediatric Cancers Spine Tumors Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Clinicians at Rush take a team approach to personalized care to adults and children with a wide range of cancers. Below you’ll find the teams of specialists dedicated to providing you with comprehensive cancer care.

 

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Adult medical oncologist Adult surgical oncologists Diagnostic radiologists
General Surgeon Interventional radiologist Orthopedic oncology surgeons
Pathologists Pediatric medical oncologists Pediatric palliative care
Pediatric physiatrist Pediatric psychologist Pediatric social worker
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Radiation oncologists Pediatric surgical oncologist

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Adult medical oncologist:

Marta Batus, MD

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Adult surgical oncologists:

Cristina O’Donoghue, MD, MPH Sam Pappas, MD

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Diagnostic radiologists:

James Cameron, MD John Meyer, DO Anthony Zelazny, MD

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General Surgeon:

Jonathan Myers, MD

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Interventional radiologist:

Bulent Arslan, MD

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Orthopedic oncology surgeons:

Alan Blank, MD, MS Matthew Colman, MD Steven Gitelis, MD

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Pathologists:

Leonidas Arvanitis, MD Brett Mahon, MD Ira Miller, MD Vijaya Reddy, MD

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Pediatric medical oncologists:

Lisa Giordano, MD Paul Kent, MD Nupur Mittal, MD

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Pediatric palliative care:

Rani Ganesan, MD

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Pediatric physiatrist:

Laura Deon, MD

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Pediatric psychologist:

Katherine McLean, PhD
Katherine McLean, PhD

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Pediatric social worker:

Erika Owens, MSW
Erika Owens, MSW

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Plastic and reconstructive surgeon:

Gordon Derman, MD

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Radiation oncologists:

Ross Abrams, MD Dian Wang, MD, PhD

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Pediatric surgical oncologist:

Srikumar Pillai, MD

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Brain and Skull Base Tumors

Medical oncologist Neuro-oncologist Neuroradiologists
Neurosurgeons Neurotologist Ophthalmologists
Otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeons Pathologists Pediatric hematologist/oncologists
Radiation oncologists Speech pathologists  

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Medical oncologists:

Mary Jo Fidler, MD John Showel, MD

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Neuro-oncologist:

Clement Pillainayagam, MD Joo Yeon Nam, MD

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Neuroradiologists:

Sharon Byrd, MD Miral Jhaveri, MD Mehmet Kocak, MD

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Neurosurgeons:

Richard Byrne, MD Lorenzo Muñoz, MD

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Neurotologist:

R. Mark Wiet, MD

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Ophthalmologists:

Adam Cohen, MD Thomas Mizen, MD

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Otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeons:

Pete Batra, MD Bobby Tajudeen, MD

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Pathologists:

Leonidas Arvanitis, MD Paolo Gattuso, MD Ritu Ghai, MD Sukriti Nag, MD

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Pediatric hematologist/oncologist:

Lisa Giordano, MD Paul Kent, MD Nipur Mittal, MD

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Radiation oncologists:

Aidnag Diaz, MD, MPH Neilayan Sen, MD

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Speech pathologists:

Mike Hefferly, PhD
Mike Hefferly, PhD
Michele Simer, MS
Michele Simer, MS

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Breast Cancer

Diagnostic radiologists Medical oncologists Pathologists
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons Radiation oncologists Surgical oncologists

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Diagnostic radiologists:

Anne Cardwell, MD Carol Corbridge, MD Janice Dieschbourg, MD Mireya Dondalski, MD Paula Grabler, MD
Paula Grabler, MD
Peter Jokich, MD Gene Solmos, MD Lisa Stempel, MD

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Medical oncologists:

Melody Cobleigh, MD Ruta Rao, MD April Swoboda, MD Lydia Usha, MD

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Pathologists:

Paolo Gattuso, MD Ritu Ghai, MD

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Plastic and reconstructive surgeons:

Anuja Antony, MD, MPH John Cook, MD Gordon Derman, MD M. Catherine Hertl, MD Keith Hood, MD Christina Tragos, MD

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Radiation oncologists:

Parul Barry, MD Neilayan Sen, MD

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Surgical oncologists:

Darius Francescatti, MD Andrea Madrigrano, MD Cristina O’Donoghue, MD, MPH Claudia Perez, MD Norman Wool, MD

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Endocrine and Thyroid Cancers

Diagnostic radiologist Endocrine surgeons Endocrinologists
Head and neck surgeons Medical oncologist Pathologists
Radiation oncologists    

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Diagnostic radiologist:

Amjad Ali, MD

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Endocrine surgeons:

Katy Heiden, MD Xavier Keutgen, MD

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Endocrinologists:

Tiffany Hor, MD Brian Kim, MD Mahtab Sohrevardi, MD

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Head and neck surgeons:

Samer Al-Khudari, MD Kerstin Stenson, MD

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Medical oncologist:

Mary Jo Fidler, MD

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Pathologists:

Paolo Gattuso, MD Ritu Ghai, MD Ji-Weon Park, MD

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Radiation oncologists:

Aidnag Diaz, MD, MPH Neilayan Sen, MD

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Gastrointestinal Cancers

Colorectal surgeons Gastroenterologists General surgeons
Interventional radiologists Liver radiotherapist Medical oncologist
Pathologist Radiation oncologist Surgical oncologist
Thoracic surgeons Transplant hepatologists Transplant surgeons

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Colorectal surgeons:

Joanne Favuzza, DO Dana Hayden, MD Theodore Saclarides, MD

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Gastroenterologists:

Faraz Bishehsari, MD Salina Lee, MD John Losurdo, MD Joshua Melson, MD, MPH

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General surgeons:

Daniel Deziel, MD Keith Millikan, MD Jonathan Myers, MD Benjamin Veenstra, MD

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Interventional radiologists:

Bulent Arslan, MD Jordan Tasse, MD Ulku Cenk Turba, MD

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Liver radiotherapist:

Neilayan Sen, MD

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Medical oncologist:

William Leslie, MD

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Pathologist:

Shriram Jakate, MD

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Radiation oncologist:

Dian Wang, MD, PhD

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Surgical oncologist:

Sam Pappas, MD

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Thoracic surgeons:

Andrew Arndt, MD Gary Chmielewski, MD Michael Liptay, MD Christopher Seder, MD

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Transplant hepatologists:

Costica Aloman, MD Sheila Eswaran, MD Sujit Janardhan, MD, PhD Nancy Reau, MD Nikunj Shah, MD

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Transplant surgeons:

Edie Chan, MD Martin Hertl, MD, PhD Erik Schadde, MD
Erik Schadde, MD

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Genitourinary Cancers

Medical oncologists Radiation oncologist Urologists

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Medical oncologists:

Timothy Kuzel, MD Nick Pfanzelter, MD John Showel, MD

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Radiation oncologist:

Dian Wang, MD, PhD

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Urologists:

Christopher Coogan, MD Shahid Ekbal, MD Lev Elterman, MD Jerome Hoeksema, MD Narendra Khare, MD Laurence Levine, MD Srinivas Vourganti, MD

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Gynecologic Cancers

Gynecologic oncologists Medical oncologist Pathologists
Radiation oncologists    

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Gynecologic oncologists:

Amina Ahmed, MD Summer Dewdney, MD Edgardo Yordan, MD
Edgardo Yordan, MD

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Medical oncologist:

Lydia Usha, MD

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Pathologists:

Pincas Bitterman, MD Ritu Ghai, MD

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Radiation oncologists:

Parul Barry, MD Neilayan Sen, MD

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Head and Neck Cancers

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Medical oncologists Neuroradiologists
Otolaryngologists/head and neck surgeons Pathologists Radiation oncologists

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Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon:

Peter Revenaugh, MD

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Medical oncologists:

Mary Jo Fidler, MD John Showel, MD

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Neuroradiologists:

Sumeet Dua, MD Miral Jhaveri, MD

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Otolaryngologists/head and neck surgeons:

Samer Al-Khudari, MD Pete Batra, MD Thomas Nielsen, MD Kerstin Stenson, MD Bobby Tajudeen, MD

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Pathologists:

Paolo Gattuso, MD Ritu Ghai, MD

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Radiation oncologists:

Aidnag Diaz, MD, MPH Neilayan Sen, MD

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Hematologic Cancers

Dermatologist Geneticist Hematologists/oncologists
Palliative medicine specialists Pathologists Radiation oncologist
Radiologist Stem cell transplantation specialists  

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Dermatologist:

Warren Piette, MD

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Geneticist:

Wei-Tong Hsu, MD
Wei-Tong Hsu, MD

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Hematologists/oncologists:

Lisa Boggio, MD Irene Dehghan-Paz, MD Sefer Gezer, MD Deborah Katz, MD Melissa Larson, MD Agne Paner, MD Jamile Shammo, MD Mindy Simpson, MD Parameswaran Venugopal, MD

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Palliative medicine specialists:

Elaine Chen, MD Sean O’Mahony, MB, BCh, BAO Mei-Ean Yeow, MB, BCh

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Pathologists:

Jerome Loew, MD Brett Mahon, MD Ira Miller, MD

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Radiation oncologist:

Ross Abrams, MD

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Radiologist:

Amjad Ali, MD

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Stem cell transplantation specialists:

John Maciejewski, MD, PhD Sunita Nathan, MD

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Liver Cancer

Diagnostic radiologist Hepatologists Interventional radiologists
Medical oncologist Surgical oncologist Transplant surgeons

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Diagnostic radiologist:

Ryan Braun, MD

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Hepatologists:

Sheila Eswaran, MD Nancy Reau, MD Nikunj Shah, MD

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Interventional radiologists:

Osman Ahmed, MD Bulent Arslan, MD Jordan Tasse, MD Ulku Cenk Turba, MD

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Medical oncologist:

William Leslie, MD

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Surgical oncologist:

Sam Pappas, MD

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Transplant surgeons:

Edie Chan, MD Martin Hertl, MD, PhD Erik Schadde, MD
Erik Schadde, MD

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Lung and Thoracic Cancers

Diagnostic radiologist Interventional radiologists Medical oncologists
Palliative medicine specialist Pathologists Pulmonary medicine specialists
Radiation oncologist Thoracic surgeons  

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Diagnostic radiologist:

Palmi Shah, MD

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Interventional radiologists:

Osman Ahmed, MD Bulent Arslan, MD Jayesh Soni, MD Jordan Tasse, MD Ulku Cenk Turba, MD

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Medical oncologists:

Marta Batus, MD Philip Bonomi, MD Mary Jo Fidler, MD

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Palliative medicine specialist:

Elaine Chen, MD

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Pathologists:

Paolo Gattuso, MD Ritu Ghai, MD Mark Pool, MD

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Pulmonary medicine specialists:

Robert Balk, MD Elaine Chen, MD Prema Nanavaty, MD Michael Silver, MD Betty Tran, MD, MS Abhaya Trivedi, MD Mark Yoder, MD

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Radiation oncologist:

Gaurav Marwaha, MD

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Thoracic surgeons:

Andrew Arndt, MD Gary Chmielewski, MD Michael Liptay, MD Christopher Seder, MD

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Melanoma and Cutaneous Cancers

Dermatologists Dermatopathologist Diagnostic radiologist
Medical oncologists Neurosurgeon Ophthalmologist
Pathologist Plastic and reconstructive surgeons Radiation oncologist
Surgical oncologist    

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Dermatologists:

Motunrayo Adisa, MD James Ertle, MD Claudia Hernandez, MD Mark Hoffman, MD Mary Massa, MD Sheetal Mehta, MD Warren Piette, MD Arthur Rhodes, MD, MPH

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Dermatopathologist:

Motunrayo Adisa, MD

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Diagnostic radiologist:

Joy Sclamberg, MD

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Medical oncologists:

Timothy Kuzel, MD Nick Pfanzelter, MD

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Neurosurgeon:

Lorenzo Muñoz, MD

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Ophthalmologist:

Adam Cohen, MD

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Pathologist:

Vijaya Reddy, MD

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Plastic and reconstructive surgeons:

Gordon Derman, MD M. Catherine Hertl, MD Peter Revenaugh, MD

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Radiation oncologist:

Ross Abrams, MD

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Surgical oncologist:

Cristina O’Donoghue, MD, MPH

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Pediatric Cancers

Neuro-oncologists Orthopedic oncologists Pediatric hematologist/oncologists
Pediatric neuroradiologists Pediatric neurosurgeon Plastic and reconstructive surgeo
Radiation oncologist    

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Neuro-oncologists:

Clement Pillainayagam, MD Joo Yeon Nam, MD

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Orthopedic oncologists:

Matt Colman, MD Steven Gitelis, MD

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Pediatric hematologist/oncologists:

Lisa Boggio, MD Lisa Giordano, MD Paul Kent, MD Nupur Mittal, MD Mindy Simpson, MD

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Pediatric neuroradiologists:

Sharon Byrd, MD Mehmet Kocak, MD

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Pediatric neurosurgeon:

Lorenzo Muñoz, MD

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Plastic and reconstructive surgeon:

Gordon Derman, MD

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Radiation oncologist:

Aidnag Diaz, MD, MPH

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Spine Tumors

Neurosurgeons Neuro-oncologists Orthopedic surgeons
Radiation oncologist    

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Neurosurgeons:

Richard Fessler, MD Ricardo Fontes, MD, PhD John O’Toole, MD, MS

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Neuro-oncologist:

Clement Pillainayagam, MD Joo Yeon Nam, MD

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Orthopedic surgeons:

Matthew Colman, MD Kern Singh, MD

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Radiation oncologist:

Aidnag Diaz, MD, MPH

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Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Sarah J. Anzevino, NP Leslie A. Bush, PA-C Teri A. Dougherty, NP Ross J. Duerksen, NP Ashley R. Echeverria, PA-C Colleen Masters, NP Mary K. Schaefer, PA-C Maria F. Stone, NP Sarah K. Swanson, NP Kelly G. Szymanski, NP Mallory B. Weber, PA-C Laura A. Zider, NP

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