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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Tanabe is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Tanabe has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanabe takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America (2000 - present year, each year individually); Boston Super Doctors; and Specialty In Cancer Surgery. Dr. Tanabe (or staff) speaks Croatian, Filipino, and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. James Cusack's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Cusack's clinical interests encompass rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Cusack has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Boston Top Doctors. Dr. Cusack (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Cusack is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Melanoma

Dr. Maitreyi G Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
One Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Maitreyi Sharma is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Sharma's areas of expertise consist of breast cancer, thoracic cancer, and blood disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Sharma attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sharma has received include Cum Laude, Wellesley College and Sigma Xi, Wellesley College. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Telugu. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Matthew Macleod Heeney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 7th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthew Heeney's medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Heeney has a special interest in cancer, sickle cell disease, and iron deficiency. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at The Montreal Children's Hospital. Dr. Heeney has received distinctions including Nominee, Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Medical Award. Community Sickle Cell Support Group, Boston, MA; and Terry Seelinger Fellow in Cancer, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC. In addition to English, Dr. Heeney (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Hemoglobinopathy, Hemochromatosis, Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Iron Deficiency

Dr. Paige Teller, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Paige Teller, who practices in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Teller is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She takes Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Maine Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Kuter, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Kuter is especially interested in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), anticoagulants (blood thinners), and anemia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuter honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Ernest Beutler Prize from American Society of Hematology; and Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Kuter is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Hemochromatosis, Blood Disorders, Anticoagulants, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 515
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. David Boruta's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Boruta performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and ovarian cancer surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boruta accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Phi Beta Kappa, .; Alpha Omega Alpha, .; and Fellows Award for teaching Excellence, University of North Carolina, .. Dr. Boruta is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Dr. Eric Paul Winer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eric Winer is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Boston, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer. Dr. Winer accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Winer attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Winer has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Claire W. and Richard P. Morse Research Award; and Joseph Sokal Memorial Lecturer, Duke University. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Michele Annette Gadd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
108 Willard Road
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Michele Gadd's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She offers interpreting services for her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gadd include breast cancer and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Dr. Gadd's hospital/clinic affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Gadd honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Ma Dept Of Public Health Grant For Breast Cancer.; American Cancer Society Career Development Award; and To Study Breast Cancer.. Dr. Gadd's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Phillip Cabot Camp Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
75 Francis Street; Pbb 548
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Philip Camp's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), thoracic surgery, and transplant surgery; he sees patients in Boston, MA. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Camp attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include lung transplant and heart transplant. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Camp's distinctions include: Best Student, Resident Annual ACCP Meeting; First Regional Championship Award, Nashville, TN; and Brigham Leadership Award. Dr. Camp (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Milford Regional Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Heart Transplant

Dr. Don S Dizon, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Don Dizon works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Dizon's clinical interests include cancer survivorship. His professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Dizon performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Society of Clinical Oncology Career; Development Award.; and Society of Pediatric Research Summer Fellowship.. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Sexual Health Issues, Cancer Survivorship

Dr. Katharine Johnston Carter, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
75 Francis Street; Brigham and Women's Hospital - Department of Surg Oncology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Katharine Carter is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Carter include breast cancer surgery. Coventry, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carter accepts. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Carter attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Solomon Peer Recognition Award. Dr. Carter (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Faulkner Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Carter welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. George Peter Canellos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. George Canellos works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and lymphoma. Dr. Canellos is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Canellos attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and MultiPlan, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Canellos include: Karl Musshof Award from the 7th International Hodgkin Lymphoma Symposium; Statesman Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology; and Frank S. Moran Clinical Research Award, University of Michigan Cancer Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dr. Ross Stuart Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Ross Berkowitz's specialties are gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His areas of expertise consist of gynecologic cancer, tumor, and uterine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berkowitz is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Berkowitz attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Honorary Member, Hungarian National Academy of Science; and William H Baker Professor of Gynecology, Harvard. Dr. Berkowitz offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Pelvic Problems, Uterine Problems

Dr. Michelle Connolly Specht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2000 Washington Street; Main Floor
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Michelle Specht works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Dr. Specht's clinical interests include breast issues and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Specht accepts. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Specht trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital. She has received distinctions including Gt Shires Award In Surgery; The 100 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Ceneter; and Top Doctors Caste Connolly. Dr. Specht offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Specht's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer, Lymphedema, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Ephraim P Hochberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ephraim Hochberg is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He speaks German. Dr. Hochberg's areas of expertise consist of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Hochberg has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.