OUR CLINICAL TEAM

 

During your visit to the UHS Prostate Cancer Center you will be supported by a team of highly skilled specialists dedicated to your care and prostate cancer treatment.  Your team includes:

 

RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS

The Center has a dedicated on-site radiation oncologist who is a member of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Department. The radiation oncologist works closely with the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is given accurately. The radiation oncologist also monitors your progress and adjusts your treatments as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its targeted tumor while minimizing side effects. 

 

UROLOGIST

Your urologist from Urology Health Specialists will be integrally involved and kept apprised of your IMRT/IGRT treatment progress.

 

RADIATION THERAPISTS

A radiation therapist is a specially licensed therapist who administers your daily radiation treatment under the doctor’s prescription and supervision. They also maintain daily records and regularly check the machines that provide radiation treatments.

 

MEDICAL PHYSICIST

The medical physicist oversees the work of the dosimetrist to help ensure that IMRT/IGRT treatments are properly tailored to each patient. They also collaborate with radiation oncologists to design treatment routines, take precise measurements of the radiation beam and monitor equipment and procedures to ensure that each patient receives the prescribed dose of radiation.

 

MEDICAL DOSIMETRIST

The medical dosimetrist works very closely with the radiation oncologist and the medical physicist to carefully develop the treatment plan and calculate the exact dose of radiation specifically for each patient. The treatment plan is designed to effectively treat the prostate cancer while sparing as much of the surrounding healthy tissue as possible.

 

 

FOX CHASE RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

Jo Ann Chalal, MD        

Sangeeta Tyerech, MD       

 

UROLOGIST

Patrick J. Lenahen, MD       

 

RADIATION THERAPISTS

Liz Billemeyer, RT (T) (AART)       

Jennifer Ciccarelli, RT (T) (AART)       

 

CENTER MANAGER

John S. White, RT (R) (T) (ARRT)       

 

NURSE

Vanecia Shaw, LP