Medical Team

Cancer Center Medical Team

A highly skilled and compassionate group of physicians and clinical and adminstrative staff provide the latest cancer diagnostic procedures, treatments, and support. Our multidisciplinary group includes:

  • medical oncologists
  • bone marrow transplant specialists
  • surgical and radiation oncologists
  • radiologists
  • oncology nurses
  • pharmacists
  • radiation physicists and technologists
  • laboratory technicians
  • social workers
  • nutritionists
  • financial counselors
  • support staff and trained volunteers

All physicians are board-certified or board-eligible in their specialty. Chemotherapy services are administered by chemotherapy certified nurses.

Physicians

Abbas E. Abbas, M.D., M.S.
Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Diseases of the lung, tracheobronchial tree, esophagus, mediastinum and chest wall. Expertise in thoracic surgical oncology, robotic and other minimally invasive thoracic techniques, advanced bronchoscopic and esophageal endoscopy, lung volume reduction surgery, thymectomy, hiatal hernia repair, and special procedures for benign esophageal disease and other thoracic conditions

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Michael Bromberg, MDMichael Bromberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Section Chief, Hematology
Professor, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center


SPECIALTIES: Lymphomas; leukemia; multiple myeloma

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Dina Caroline, MDDina Caroline, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Breast Imaging

SPECIALTIES: Body imaging; breast imaging

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Gary Cohen, MDGary S. Cohen, M.D.
Radiologist-in-Chief, Temple University Health System
Chief, Interventional Radiology, Fox Chase Cancer Center

SPECIALTIES: Interventional oncology; radiofrequency and microwave ablation of liver, lung, kidney and soft tissues; Yttrium radioembolization of liver tumors and colonic mestases; chemoembolization of hepatic cancer; chemotherapy port insertion; tumor biopsy and diagnosis throughout the body, including lung, thyroid, abdomen and neck; bronchial stenting of narrowed airways

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Cherie P. Erkmen, M.D.
Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program, Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, novel intraoperative imaging techniques and the meaningful application in treating lung cancer, decisional sciences surrounding lung cancer screening

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David Essex, M.D.

SPECIALTIES: Hematology; hemostasis and thrombosis

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Daniel D. Eun, MDDaniel D. Eun, M.D.
Vice Chief of Robotic Surgery
Director of Minimally Invasive Robotic Urologic Oncology & Reconstruction

SPECIALTIES: Urologic oncology and reconstruction with a focus on robotic surgery for advanced tumors of adrenals, kidney, ureters, bladder, testes, and prostate

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Christopher Fundakowski, M.D.

SPECIALTIES: Parapharyngeal space masses (schwannoma, neurofibroma, paraganglia); parotid surgery utilizing face-lift approach with dermal fat transfer; microvascular reconstruction; thyroid and parathyroid surgery, including minimally invasive techniques

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Jamie Garfield, MDJamie Garfield, M.D.

SPECIALTIES: Women's health and gender disparities in lung disease, lung cancer, interventional pulmonology

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Enrique Hernandez, M.D.
Abraham Roth Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Professor, Pathology

SPECIALTIES: Gynecologic oncology

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Karen L. Houck, MD
Director, Gynecologic Oncology, Temple University Hosptial
Associate Professor of Medicine


CLINICAL INTERESTS: gynecologic oncology, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, fertility sparing cancer care and cervical dysplasia

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Larry Kaiser, MD, FACSLarry R. Kaiser, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Senior Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, Temple University
Professor of Surgery and Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
CEO, Temple University Health System

SPECIALTIES: Lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, mesothelioma, myasthenia gravis

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Andreas Karachristos, M.D., PhD., F.A.C.S
Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Hepatobiliary surgery and pancreatic surgery; general surgery on the end-organ failure patient

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Bong-Soo Kim, MDBong-Soo Kim, M.D.
Director, Minimally Invasive & Complex Spine Fellowship Program

SPECIALTIES: Minimally invasive treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine: herniated disc, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, tumors, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, congenital disorders and spinal cord injury; minimally invasive spinal fusion; minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery; cervical artificial disc; kyphoplasty for compression fractures and spinal tumors; spinal cord stimulation; neuro-oncology, including brain and spinal cord tumors; spinal radiosurgery; Gamma Knife® radiosurgery

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Benjamin Krevsky, MDBenjamin Krevsky, M.D.

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Gastrointestinal malignancies, especially esophageal and colon cancers; motor disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, especially constipation and fecal incontinence; capsule endoscopy; endoscopic laser therapy and ablative therapy for Barrett’s esophagus; hemorrhoid therapy

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Patricia Kropf, MDPatricia L. Kropf, M.D.
Assistant Director, Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program

SPECIALTIES: Bone marrow transplant for hematologic malignancies; hematopoietic malignances; differentiation therapy in acute myelogenous leukemia

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Jeffrey Liu, MDJeffrey Liu, M.D.

SPECIALTIES: Head and neck cancers, including thyroid, salivary, squamous cel carcinomas, and skin origin; translational research to evaluate new agents in head and neck cancer, oropharynx and larynx squamous cell carcinomas, and Merkel cell carcinoma

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Alan Maurer, MDAlan Maurer, M.D.
Director, Nuclear Medicine

SPECIALTIES: Cardiology; GI motility; PET/CT molecular imaging

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Bizhan Micaily, MD, FACRBizhan Micaily, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

SPECIALTIES: General external beam radiation; 3-D conformal radiotherapy; IMRT; IGRT; Gamma Knife® treatments; stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT); stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT); total skin electron therapy (TSET); hyperthermia; lung, breast, head & neck and GI cancers; gynecologic cancers, lymphoma (especially Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma)

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Juhi Mittal, M.D.

SPECIALTIES: Colon cancer, rectal cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, esophageal cancers, gastric cancers, pancreatic cancers, hepatobiliary cancers

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Curtis Miyamoto, MDCurtis Miyamoto, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Associate Director for Clinical Services, Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital

SPECIALTIES: General external beam radiation; 3-D conformal radiotherapy; IMRT; IGRT; Gamma Knife® treatments; stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT); stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT); hyperthermia; translational research; brain tumors and disorders; prostate, lung, breast, head & neck, and GI cancers

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Jack Mydlo, MDJack Mydlo, M.D.
Chair, Urology

SPECIALTIES: Trauma; uro-oncology; erectile dysfunction

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Aruna Padmanabhan, MDAruna Padmanabhan, M.D.
Director, Medical Breast Oncology
Associate Professor of Medicine

SPECIALTIES: Breast cancer and supportive care in cancer patients

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Alvaro Pereira-Rico, MDAlvaro Pereira-Rico, M.D.
Director, Medical Genitourinary Oncology
Associate Professor of Medicine


SPECIALTIES: Uro-oncology, including prostate, renal and bladder cancers

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A. Koneti Rao, MDA. Koneti Rao, M.D.
Director, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center

SPECIALTIES: Hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, platelet function

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Adam C. Reese, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Urologic oncology, prostate cancer

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Kathleen Reilly, MDKathleen Reilly, M.D.
Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Breast cancer care, wound management, surgical critical care

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Howard M. Ross, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Surgical Director, Digestive Disease Center, Temple University Hospital
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Colon resection for colon cancer, rectal cancer and polyps; surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease; ostomy and wound care; treatment of common anorectal diseases

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Ronald Rubin, MDRonald Rubin, M.D.
Professor, Medicine
Associate Professor, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center

SPECIALTIES: Bleeding and thrombotic disorders; general hematology

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Deric C. Savior, MD
Head, Section of Medical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital

SPECIALTIES: Head & Neck Cancer, Lung Cancer

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John Travaline, MDJohn M. Travaline, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Invasive Pulmonary Procedures Laboratory

SPECIALTIES: Respiratory muscle function, lung cancer, bioethics

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Michael Weaver, MDMichael W. Weaver, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Brain and spinal cord tumors; skull base neurosurgery; cerebrovascular neurosurgery (aneurysm and AVM); complex spinal instrumentation, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery

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