Meet Our Cancer Team


Our Cancer Care Team

Teamwork is essential to providing effective, personalized cancer treatment and support. Our care team provides a team-based approach including you, your support system, and everyone involved in your cancer treatment and well-being.

Our team of specialists and support staff are here to treat your cancer and ease your journey through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond.

Cancer Publications 

David Heimburger, MD

Renae Vaughn, MSN, ANP-C, AOCNP

Cowell Family Cancer Center Staff

Kaitlyn Baldwin RN-BSN

Kelly A. Hirko, Joan M. Dorn, James W. Dearing, Catherine M. Alfano, Annemarie Wigton, Kathryn H. Schmitz

Colton Zwart, PharmD, BCOP; Aimee Cloud, PharmD, BCOP; Amanda Kogelman, PharmD, BCOP; Claire Boomershine, PharmD, BCOP

Gynecologic Oncologist

A gynecologic oncologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers located on a woman’s reproductive organs. Gynecologic oncologists have completed obstetrics and gynecology residency and then pursued subspecialty training through a gynecologic oncology fellowship. This specialty involves intensive training on surgical, chemotherapeutic, radiation, and research techniques important to providing the best care for gynecologic cancers. 

Gynecologic surgery is performed using either traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, or robotic surgery. Gynecologic oncologists are supported by advanced practice providers such as a nurse practitioner (NP) or physician’s assistant (PA). 


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Medical Oncologist

A medical oncologist is a physician who specializes in using medical methods to treat cancer. Medical oncologists diagnose cancer, choose the appropriate medical treatment method, including chemotherapy, provide follow-up care when treatment is successful, and help coordinate palliative care to ease symptoms for patients with terminal malignancies. 

Medical oncologists are often supported by nurse practitioners. A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed advanced education (a minimum of a master's degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including cancer. Our nurse practitioners have advanced training in cancer care and work closely with our oncologists.


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Your neuro-oncologist treats cancers and neoplasms in the brain and spinal cord by removing as much of the tumor mass as possible without harming vital functions or impairing cognitive abilities. Examples include astrocytoma, glioma, glioblastoma, muliforme, ependymoma, pontine glioma, and brain stem tumors. 


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Radiation Oncologist

Radiation oncologists have expertise in the treatment of cancer using radiation therapy. Radiation treatment can be done alone or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy. Radiation oncology also may be used to relieve symptoms in patients with incurable cancers. 


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Surgical Services

Other Oncology Specialists

Our oncology team also includes specialists in the following areas: