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Surgical Oncology

Physicians and Staff

The Surgical Oncology team specializes in removing tumors through surgery. Surgical oncologists at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stuart Greenebaum Cancer Center collaborate with other specialists in medical oncology and radiation oncology in comprehensive, multidisciplinary teams to provide evaluation and therapy for a wide range of cancers.

John A. Olson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. John A. Olson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Head, Division of General and Surgical Oncology

Medical Degree: University of Florida
Residency: Barnes Hospital, Surgery
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology
Certification: Surgery


H. Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D. H. Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D.
Associate Chair for Clinical Research, Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Gastrointestinal tumors including Pancreatic cancer, Colorectal cancer, primary and metastatic Liver cancer, and Endocrine malignancies
Medical Degree: Georgetown Unversity School of Medicine
Residency: Bethesda Naval Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
410-328-7320 / academic office


Emily C. Bellavance, M.D.Emily C. Bellavance, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Benign and Malignant Breast Disease; Prophylactic Breast Surgery; Nipple-sparing Mastectomy; Endocrine Surgery; Melanoma; Sarcoma; Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center, Surgical Oncology; University of Chicago School of Medicine, McLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
410-328-7320 / appointments
410-328-7320 / academic office


Cherif Boutros, M.D., M.Sc.Cherif Boutros, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Chief, Surgical Oncology, Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Medical Degree: Alexandria University, Alexandria Egypt
Residency: Morristown Memorial Hospital; Beth Israel Newark; Monmouth Medical Center; Surgery
Fellowship: Roger Williams Medical Center, Surgical Oncology
Certifications: Surgery
410-328-7320 / appointments
410-553-8150 / academic office


Photo of Steven I. Hanish, M.D.Steven I. Hanish, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of Hepatobiliary Surgery

Medical Degree: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Transplant Surgery
Certification: Surgery
410-328-7320 / appointments
410-553-8150 / academic office


Nader N. Hanna, M.D., F.A.C.S. Nader Hanna, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Professor of Surgery|
Director of Clinical Operations, General and Oncologic Surgery
Special Interests: Pancreatic Cancer; Colorectal Cancer and Sphincter Preservation Surgery (including minimally invasive Robotic and Laparoscopic approaches); Primary and Metastatic Liver Cancer; Gastric (Stomach) Cancer; Peritoneal Carcinomatosis and Peritoneal Surface Malignancies; Carcinoid Tumors; Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors; Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Adrenal Tumors; Endocrine Malignancies; Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery for GI Malignancies (colon, rectum, liver, stomach and pancreas)
Medical Degree: Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Residency: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Tufts University), Boston, Surgery
Fellowship: University of Chicago, Surgical Oncology
Certification: General Surgery; Surgical Oncology
410-328-7320 / academic office


Susan B. Kesmodel, M.D.Susan B. Kesmodel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Melanoma, Breast cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Gastrointestinal tumors
Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology
Certifications: General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
410-328-7320 / appointments
410-328-7320 / academic office


Linda W. Martin, M.D., M.P.H. Linda W. Martin, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Thoracic Malignancies, Multimodality Approaches to Lung and Esophageal Cancer, Smoking Cessation Interventions in Lung Cancer Patients
Residency: University of Minnesota, Surgery; University of California, Surgery; The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Heart Institute, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Fellowship: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Certification: Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery
410-328-6236/appointments
410-328-2331/academic office


Gautam G. Rao, M.D.Gautam G. Rao, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Special Interests: Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery; Chemotherapy for Gynecologic Malignancies including Clinical Trials; Surgical Management of Ovarian, Uterine, Cervical, Vulvar, and Vaginal Cancer
Medical Degree: University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency: Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Certifications: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
410-328-2076 / appointments
410-328-7320 / academic office


Srinevas K. Reddy, M.D.Srinevas K. Reddy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: All primary and metastatic liver and bile duct cancers; Benign liver and bile duct conditions; Chronic liver disease from any cause; Pure laparoscopic and robotically assisted laparoscopic abdominal surgery
Medical Degree: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgical Oncology
Certifications: General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgery
410-328-2076 / appointments
410-328-7320 / academic office



Other Program Participants:

The following individuals are faculty members at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and treat patients at affiliated hospitals within the University of Maryland Medical System.


Cynthia L. Drogula, M.D., F.A.C.S.Cynthia L. Drogula, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director, Aiello Breast Center at Baltimore Washington Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Breast Surgery
Medical Degree: George Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Washington Hospital Center
Certification: Surgery


Meghan L. Milburn, M.D.Meghan L. Milburn, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology
Medical Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, General Surgery
Fellowship: Anne Arundel Medical Center DeCesaris Cancer Institute, Breast Surgical Oncology; University of Maryland Medical Center/Johns Hopkins, Clinical Research
443-643-3020 / appointments



GI Program Coordinator

Medhat M. Nagib, M.B. B.Ch.Medhat M. Nagib, M.B. B.Ch.
410-328-7320



Nurse Practitioner:

LaToya Taylor, C.R.N.P.LaToya Taylor, C.R.N.P.
410-328-7320



Core Resources:

Genetic Counseling:

Jessica Rispoli JoinesJessica Rispoli Joines, M.G.C., C.G.C.
Certified Genetic Counselor
410-328-2294


Clinical Nutrition Services

Mindy AthasMindy Athas, R.D., C.S.O., L.D.N.
Outpatient Dietitian, Nutritionist & Certified Oncology Specialist
410-328-5462


Jenny Ratta, R.D., L.D.N., C.N.S.D.
Senior Dietitian
410-328-5462


Psychosocial Services:

Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Program Director, Consultation/Liaison
Medical Director, Medical Crisis Counseling Center

Special Interests: Psychotherapy; General Adult Psychiatry; Medical Crisis Counseling; Affective and Anxiety Disorders; Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; Psychiatric Care of the Medically Ill
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center
Certification: Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office


Catherine L Harrison-Restelli M.D.Catherine L Harrison-Restelli M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Special Interests: Psychiatric care of patients with serious medical illnesses (HIV, cancer, transplant); delirium, confusion and agitation in medically ill patients; women's mental health, especially the care of the pregnant and postpartum woman; psychiatric care of veteran's, especially female veterans and patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Medical Degree: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland-Sheppard Pratt Hospital
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Psychosomatic Medicine
Certification: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office


This page was last updated on: July 2, 2014.


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