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Lung Cancer Team

Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute is at the forefront of hospitals serving the Philadelphia northern suburbs in lung cancer care. Our multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists works collaboratively to diagnose, treat and improve outcomes for patients with lung cancer at any stage of their care. We offer patients and families a personalized approach and local access to comprehensive services with an esteemed group of highly skilled experts in lung cancer care.

Our board-certified medical team includes:

  • Cardiothoracic anesthesiologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Thoracic surgeons

In addition, we provide patients with access to experienced social workers and nutritionists who specialize in medical oncology. Patients who have lung surgery receive advanced nursing care by our expert intensive care unit (ICU) team with a smooth transition to the hospital's telemetry unit for continuous monitoring. In addition, early after discharge, the surgical office physician assistant (PA) is available for personal house calls to ensure continuity of care and the best outcomes possible.

Oncology Nurse Navigator Provides Extra Support and Care

At Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute, an integral member of our team is our dedicated oncology nurse navigator, a certified professional who supports patients from their initial diagnosis through survivorship. Our nurse navigator communicates directly with patients and their families throughout the entire process to coordinate care and scheduling, efficiently navigate medical and surgical treatment, and provide support and compassion during a challenging and often anxious time. In addition, the nurse navigator serves as an educational resource to patients and families, providing explanations and information about diagnostic and treatment options at Doylestown Health and offering suggestions for supportive care available to patients.

Meet Our Lung Cancer Team

The entire lung cancer care team collaborates and shares input on how to best manage each patient through daily updates, weekly oncology conferences and tumor board reviews, and teleconferences. As a member of Jefferson's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network, our patients have immediate access to the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services in the region. If necessary, the team consults with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center for unusual or complex tumors, to reconfirm a diagnosis, or to acquire more information.

Oncology Nurse Navigator

Contact Phone Number
Hickey, Maureen, RN 215.345.2489

Medical Oncology

Contact Phone Number
Alden, Mitchell, DO 215.345.8444
Dougherty, Lorraine, MD 215.345.8444
Goodyear, Sarah, MD 215.345.8444
Magdalinski, Anthony J., DO 215.345.8444
Peacock, Thomas, MD 215.345.8444
Spears, James, MD 215.345.8444
Zipin, Howard S., MD 215.345.8444

Pulmonary Medicine

Contact Phone Number
Acharya, Pinak S., MD 215.348.1310
Gittlen, Stanford S., MD 215.348.1310
Jimenez-Serrano, Manuel J., MD 215.348.1310
Szekely, Les A., MD 215.348.1310

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Phone Number
Auteri, Joseph S., MD 215.345.2100
McClurken, James B., MD 215.345.2100

Radiation Oncology

Contact Phone Number
Rate, William, MD, PhD 267.880.2710
Lally, Brian E., MD 267.880.2710

Staff and Services

Contact Phone Number
Clinical Trial Coordinator Nurse: Hughes, Peggy, RN 215.345.2489
Nutrition Therapy: Davis, Debbie, MBA, RDN, CSO, LDN 215.345.2356
Oncology Social Worker: Kyriakos, Amy, LCSW 267.885.1580
Survivorship Nurse Practitioner: Heacock, Laura, MSN, CRNP 215.345.2605
Outpatient Infusion Unit 215.345.2489
Director of Cancer Services: Saks, Rachel, MSS, LSW, OSW-C 215.345.2866
Senior Administrative Assistant: Strouse, Lisa 215.345.2261

Learn more about Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute's Physicians and Teams

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