Cancer Center Physicians

The physicians in the Vernon Cancer Center are highly trained cancer specialists working together to provide advanced treatment and support for all aspects of the patient experience, from cancer screening and diagnosis to treatment and ongoing care.

Serving communities throughout Greater Boston, each member of our cancer care team has the same mission – providing support and helping patients and their families deal with cancer and the anxieties and concerns that go along with diagnosis and treatment.

Medical Oncologists
Jeffrey Wisch, MD
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Director, Vernon Cancer Center
Medical Director, Inpatient Oncology Unit

Fellowship Training: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Primary Specialty: Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Other Areas of Expertise:
Hematologic Malignancies, Genitourinary Malignancies
Caroline Block, MD
Assistant Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Assistant Clinical Director, Vernon Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Director, Breast Center

Oncology Clinical Research Director
Fellowship Training: Brigham and Women’s
Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Primary Specialty: Breast Cancer
Other Areas of Expertise: Coagulation
Timothy O’Connor, MD
Fellowship Training: Tufts Medical Center/
New England Medical Center
Primary Specialty: General Hematology/Oncology
Revati Rao, MD
Fellowship Training: Tufts Medical Center
Primary Specialty: Lung Cancer
Other Areas of Expertise: Breast Cancerlignancies
Barbara Healey, MD
Fellowship Training: University of Wisconsin
Medical Center
Primary Specialty: Head and Neck Cancer
Other Areas of Expertise: Breast Cancer,
Melanoma
Susan Schumer, MD
Fellowship Training: Beth Israel Medical Center
Primary Specialty: Gynecologic Malignancies
Other Areas of Expertise: Breast Cancer
Kelly Bodio, MD
Fellowship Training: Beth Israel Medical Center
Primary Specialty: Hematologic Malignancies
Other Areas of Expertise: Breast Cancer
Chryssanthi Kournioti, MD
Fellowship Training: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Primary Specialty: Genitourinary Malignancies
Other Areas of Expertise: Gastrointestinal
Malignancies
Radiation Oncologists
Mass General Hospital Radiation Oncology Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
John Joseph McGrath, III, MD, Medical Director
Residency: New England Medical Center
Clinical Interests: All Adult Malignancies
Gayle Tillman, MD
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
Clinical Interests: All Adult Malignancies
Christine Olsen Small, MD
Residency: University of Colorado
Health Science Center
Clinical Interests: All Adult Malignancies
Pappas PACT (Parenting At a Challenging Time)
Susan Swick, MD
Fellowship Training: Mass General Hospital, NYU School of Medicine
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital
 
Collaborating Specialists

Ross Berkowitz, MD,
Gynecologic Oncology
Fellowship Training: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Lauren Elson, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fellowship Training: Stanford Universty
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital

 

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Events

Wellness Center Classes

Did you know we offer a variety of exercise and fitness classes designed to accommodate various levels and abilities? Many of our classes are starting this January. Our schedule is available for you to view.
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News

"Top Doctors"

Boston Magazine featured Newton-Wellesley Hospital in their annual “Top Doctors” issue as a top community hospital outside of Boston.
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US News and World Report

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 16th in Massachusetts.
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