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Dr Donald V Woytowitz Jr MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Donald Woytowitz sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Woytowitz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Woytowitz attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr Leonard Joseph Appleman MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5115 Centre Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Leonard Appleman specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Appleman takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Appleman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Appleman's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr Tatum Tarin MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (213 ratings)
1350 Locust Street; Suite G100a
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Tatum Tarin specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Tarin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr Benjamin J Davies MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (270 ratings)
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 209
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Benjamin Davies' specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Davies has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Davies's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr Alexander B Olawaiye MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (224 ratings)
300 Halket Street; Suite 1750
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Alexander Olawaiye's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Olawaiye obtained his medical school training at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with the University College London (UCL). He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Olawaiye average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Olawaiye is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Yoruba. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr Melissa Ellen Hogg MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (46 ratings)
5150 Centre Avenue; Room 460
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Melissa Hogg, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Hogg's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Hogg is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr Mark OHara MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
200 Lothrop Street; Upmc Montefiore Suite N713
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Mark O'Hara is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Dr. O'Hara takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. O'Hara attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr Jing Zhou Hou MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
5115 Centre Avenue; Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Jing Hou sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC St. Margaret. Dr. Hou honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Zhengzhou University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. In addition to English, Dr. Hou speaks Chinese.

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Dr Shannon Leigh HugginsPuhalla MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
300 Halket Street; Suite 4628
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Shannon Huggins-Puhalla practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Huggins-Puhalla is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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Dr Robert P Edwards MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Robert Edwards is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Edwards has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Mercy.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Bestoun H Ahmed MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (53 ratings)
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 390
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Bestoun Ahmed is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Uniontown, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed is especially interested in endoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Passavant. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Arabic and Kurdish.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr Richard L McGough MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedic Oncology
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (201 ratings)
5230 Centre Avenue; Suite 415
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Richard McGough is a specialist in orthopedic oncology. He works in Pittsburgh, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McGough's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC St. Margaret. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. McGough attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Tumor, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr Herbert John Zeh III MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (102 ratings)
5150 Centre Avenue; Room 460
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Herbert Zeh is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Pittsburgh, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zeh honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zeh is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant.

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Dr Joseph C Maroon MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other, Neuro-Oncology
Average rating 4.77 stars out of 5 (360 ratings)
200 Lothrop Street; Suite 5c
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Joseph Maroon is a neurosurgery and neuro-oncology specialist. Dr. Maroon's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC St. Margaret. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Oxford, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. The average patient rating for Dr. Maroon is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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John A McKeating MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (102 ratings)
1400 Locust Street; Suite 3121
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. John McKeating is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. McKeating's medical residency was performed at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. McKeating has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

John Thomas Comerci Jr MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (210 ratings)
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. John Comerci's specialties are gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Comerci attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Mercy.

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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.
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