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TriHealth has brought together a team of world class physicians in many specialties. These men and women often seek us out as they value our high level facilities and insistence on patient centric care. These are team oriented individuals who seek out the expertise of their colleagues. Please take a look.

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Breast Surgical Oncology

Anne Kuritzky Anne Kuritzky MD

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Specialties: Breast Surgical Oncology


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Kathleen M. Raque Kathleen M. Raque MD

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Specialties: Breast Surgical Oncology


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Barbara A Wexelman Barbara A Wexelman MD

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Specialties: Breast Surgical Oncology


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Cellular Therapy

Saulius K Girnius Saulius K Girnius MD

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Specialties: Cellular Therapy, Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Gynecologic Oncology

Jack Broadwater Basil Jack Broadwater Basil MD

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Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology


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Rachel Mansfield Bramblet Rachel Mansfield Bramblet DO

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Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology


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Robert Neff Robert Neff MD

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Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology


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James Pavelka James Pavelka MD

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Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology


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Hematology

Samer Alsidawi Samer Alsidawi MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Mark T Andolina Mark T Andolina MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Edward J Crane Edward J Crane MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology, Palliative Medicine


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David James Draper David James Draper MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Erin Kathleen Espinoza Erin Kathleen Espinoza DO

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Specialties: Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology


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Saulius K Girnius Saulius K Girnius MD

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Specialties: Cellular Therapy, Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Richard Arthur King Richard Arthur King MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Gina Matacia Gina Matacia MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Apurva Mehta Apurva Mehta MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Andrew J Parchman Andrew J Parchman MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Seerin Viviane Shatavi Seerin Viviane Shatavi MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Brian Patrick Singeltary Brian Patrick Singeltary DO

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Kirubel Tefera Kirubel Tefera MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Hematology Oncology

Nancee R. Albright Nancee R. Albright CNP

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Specialties: Hematology Oncology, Medical Oncology


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Hospice and Palliative Care

Leanne S. Budde Leanne S. Budde MD

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Specialties: Hospice and Palliative Care, Medical Oncology


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Internal Medicine

Erin Kathleen Espinoza Erin Kathleen Espinoza DO

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Specialties: Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology


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Medical Oncology

Faisal Adhami Faisal Adhami MD

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Specialties: Medical Oncology


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Nancee R. Albright Nancee R. Albright CNP

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Specialties: Hematology Oncology, Medical Oncology


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Samer Alsidawi Samer Alsidawi MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Mark T Andolina Mark T Andolina MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Leanne S. Budde Leanne S. Budde MD

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Specialties: Hospice and Palliative Care, Medical Oncology


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Edward J Crane Edward J Crane MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology, Palliative Medicine


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David James Draper David James Draper MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Erin Kathleen Espinoza Erin Kathleen Espinoza DO

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Specialties: Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology


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Saulius K Girnius Saulius K Girnius MD

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Specialties: Cellular Therapy, Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Richard Arthur King Richard Arthur King MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Benjamin Kuritzky Benjamin Kuritzky MD

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Specialties: Medical Oncology


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James F Maher James F Maher MD

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Specialties: Medical Oncology


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Gina Matacia Gina Matacia MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Apurva Mehta Apurva Mehta MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Andrew J Parchman Andrew J Parchman MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Seerin Viviane Shatavi Seerin Viviane Shatavi MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Brian Patrick Singeltary Brian Patrick Singeltary DO

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Kirubel Tefera Kirubel Tefera MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology


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Palliative Medicine

Edward J Crane Edward J Crane MD

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Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology, Palliative Medicine


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Radiation Oncology

Corey Hobbs Corey Hobbs MD

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Specialties: Radiation Oncology


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Tasneem A. Kaleem Tasneem A. Kaleem MD

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Specialties: Radiation Oncology


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Anton Khouri Anton Khouri MD

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Specialties: Radiation Oncology


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Bryan Rabatic Bryan Rabatic MD

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Specialties: Radiation Oncology


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Michael Shehata Michael Shehata MD

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Specialties: Radiation Oncology


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Surgical Oncology

Erik M. Dunki-Jacobs Erik M. Dunki-Jacobs MD

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Specialties: Surgical Oncology


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Natalia Paez Arango Natalia Paez Arango MD

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Specialties: Surgical Oncology


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Dietitians
Blake Dwyer

Blake Dwyer MS, RD, LD

Blake Dwyer is a Clinical Dietitian with the TriHealth Cancer Institute. Blake has been working in the nutrition and dietetics field for close to 10 years. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the State University College of New York at Oneonta. He completed his internship at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY.  The majority of his experience has come from working in surgical and medical ICU, but he has enjoyed the transition to outpatient care where he can continuously follow up with patients to ensure that their nutritional needs are being met.

Nicola Rebello-Johnson

Nicola Rebello-Johnson MEd, RDN, LDN

A native of Mumbai India, Nicola  has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has worked in the field of nutrition for 30 plus years providing medical nutrition therapy for clients in Oncology, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, group homes and in private homes.

Nicola shares her passion for health and wellness   conducting nutrition seminars and cooking demonstrations for local YMCAs, she has helped train future dietitians working as an internship preceptor and through the  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she educated student athletes about the importance of good nutrition for improving performance and for lifelong health.  An athlete herself, Nicola has competed 5 full and 18 half marathons. 

Nicola graduated with an Associate Degree in Hotel Management from Sophia College -Mumbai,  Bachelor’s  of science in nutrition from the College of Mount Saint Joseph. Nicola completed a Fellowship  with the Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders and earned her Master’s degree in nutrition education from the University of Cincinnati. 

Lori Purtell

Lori Purtell RDN, LD

Lori Purtell has been a registered and licensed dietitian for almost 30 years. She has worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian in the areas of diabetes, dialysis, cardiology, oncology, short term skilled care and intensive care. A native of Shrewsbury Massachusetts, Lori graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. She completed her internship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

 
Nancy Schmidt

Nancy Schmidt MEd, RDN, LD

Nancy Schmidt is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has worked in the field of nutrition for 30 plus years in a variety of nutrition settings including oncology nutrition, outpatient nutrition counseling, inpatient clinical nutrition, wellness, community nutrition and management.   Nancy also teaches nutrition courses at Miami University in Oxford and has helped train future dietitians working as an internship preceptor while working as a clinical dietitian. 

Nancy’s goals are to help improve the health of each patient she sees by providing guidance and support to optimize nutrition health and wellness.  She believes in providing individualized care, helping patients recognize the benefits of change and working closely with the healthcare team so patients have the best possible outcome.    

Nancy received her MEd in Nutrition from the University of Cincinnati and completed her dietetic internship at Hurley Medical Center in Flint Michigan.

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Genetic Counselors

Elise Bendik, MS, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

Elise Bendik joined the TriHealth Cancer Institute in 2018 as a Board Certified and Licensed Genetic Counselor. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2010 with a Master of Science in Medical Genetics. She also has a Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences with concentration in Biotechnology from the University of Illinois. Elise is licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, and the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to practice as a Genetic Counselor. She is also Board Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Elise has spent the majority of her career specializing in oncology genetic counseling and has experience working in industry, research, and clinic settings. Her professional interests include reducing barriers to genetic testing and implementing alternative service delivery models, including telehealth and point of care testing.

Jenna Harris, MS, Licensed Genetic Counselor (LGC)

Jenna Harris joined the TriHealth Precision Medicine and Genetic Counseling program as a Genetic Counselor in 2022. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics from Ohio State University in 2017 and her Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from Thomas Jefferson University in 2022.

Jenna is licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board to practice as a Genetic Counselor. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Jenna specializes in oncology and adult genetic counseling. She primarily sees patients at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Leah Lindak, MS, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

Leah Lindak joined the TriHealth Cancer Institute in 2021 as a Board Certified and Licensed Genetic Counselor. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and Licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board. She graduated in 2020 from the Ohio State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program with a Master of Science.

Leah’s career started in pediatrics where she specialized in hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant. Her specialty has shifted to adult oncology since becoming a TriHealth team member. She is currently focused on providing clinical genetic counseling to patients and she hopes to extend into education and student supervision in the future. Her professional interests include increasing genetic counseling awareness to diverse populations and developing patient resources that ensure genetic information is easy to understand and readily available.

Shannon McIntyre, MS, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

Shannon McIntyre joined the TriHealth Cancer Institute as a genetic counselor in 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics from the Ohio State University and in 2021, Shannon graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine with a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling. Shannon is licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board, is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, and is certified in pharmacogenomics. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

At TriHealth, Shannon specializes in oncology, pharmacogenomics, and general adult genetic counseling. She primarily sees patients at the Good Samaritan Western Ridge and Thomas Center locations.

Chelsea Menke, MS, LGC

Chelsea Menke joined the TriHealth Precision Medicine and Genetic Counseling Program in 2022. She graduated from Miami University in 2013 with Bachelor of Science in Zooloby and a minor in Anthropology. She attended the Genetic Counseling Program at the University of Cincinnati and graduated in 2019 with a Master degree in Medical Genetics. Chelsea is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Chelsea is licensed to practice as a genetic counselor by the Ohio State Medical Board, Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, and Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Chelsea has spent her career specializing in oncology genetic counseling. Her professional interests include improving access to genetic testing, providing education about genetic counseling/testing to providers and the general public, and implementing genomic medicine tools into care delivery.

Courtney Rice, MS, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

Courtney Rice joined the TriHealth Cancer Institute as a clinical genetic counselor in 2011. She serves the TriHealth team as the supervisor of the genetic counseling department. Mrs. Rice is a 2008 graduate of the University of Cincinnati Genetic Counseling Program earning a Master degree in Medical Genetics.

Mrs. Rice is Board Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board to practice as a genetic counselor.

Mrs. Rice’s professional interests include hereditary cancer syndromes, pharmacogenomic testing, providing education about genetic medicine to medical providers and the general public, and developing and implementing genomic medicine tools into care delivery.

Karen Wernke, MS, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

Karen Wernke joined the TriHealth Cancer Institute as a genetic counselor in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics from the Ohio State University. In 2018, Karen graduated from Emory University School of Medicine with a Master of Medical Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling.

Karen is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She is also licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board to practice as a genetic counselor.

Her professional interests include identification of hereditary breast cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, and hematologic cancers.

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