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Cancer Team

At SIH Cancer Institute, we know there are a variety of ways to treat any specific cancer. It’s never just black and white. The cancer type, stage location of tumors and diagnosis date will determine the course of action to take. Our five teams meet regularly to discuss breast, lung, head/neck, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and other cancer cases.

“Treatment of someone with cancer is not a straight line, but rather a web woven from the expertise of many different people,” says Dr. Michael Little, a radiation oncologist. “Accordingly, a thoughtful, team-based approach to each person’s cancer is necessary to achieve the best result.”

Let’s meet the physicians on your cancer team:

Gastrointestinal Cancer Group

Genitourinary Cancer Group

Lung Cancer Group

Breast Cancer Group

  • Arsalan Salamat, MD, Breast Surgery
  • Ruthann Coale, WHNP, Breast Surgery
  • Shanaree Muzinich, Breast Radiology (CRG)
  • Alberto Cuartas, MD, Oncology
  • Muhammad Popalzai, MD, Oncology & Hematology
  • Bachir Farah, MD, Hematology & Oncology
  • George Tanios, MD, Oncology & Hematology
  • Hammad Shafqat, MD, Oncology & Hematology
  • Paula Pierce-Savoie, PA, Oncology
  • Michael Little, MD, Radiation Oncology
  • Emily Taylor, NP, Radiation Oncology
  • Kelly Webb, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Heather Barrett, MD, Pathology
  • Dr. Muhammad Malik, MD, Pathology
  • Kevin Neil, MD, Pathology
  • Suven Shankar, MD, Surgical Oncology
  • Carlos Rivera-Serrano, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Krystal Ramsey RN, BSN, OCN, Patient Navigator
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