Division of
Oncology

oncology faculty

Chairs: left to right: Saundra S Buys, MD-Breast, Jeannine Engel, MD-Acute Care Clinic,Theresa Werner, MD-GYN, Anna Beck, MD General and SOS Clinic, Patricia Legant, MD, PhD-General

Middle: Hung Khong, MD-Melanoma and Breast, Wallace Akerley, MD-Lung, Sunil Sharma, MD-GI, Division Chief,  Kenneth Grossmann, MD, PhD-Melanoma, Junfeng Wang, MD-GU, Neeraj Agarawal, MD-GU

Top: William Dunson, MD-Acute Care Clinic, John Weis, MD-GI, Glynn Weldon Gilcrease, MD-GI, John H Ward, MD-Breast, Benjamin Voorhies, MD-Acute Care Clinic, Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, MD-GI, Adam Cohen, MD- Neuro and Breast


The Oncology Division focuses on three main missions: clinical, research, and education. In building an exceptional oncology program, we combine our experienced and caring physicians, our passion for research, and our commitment to teaching. Whether you are a patient looking for the right treatment, a medical professional seeking an outstanding fellowship training opportunity, or a medical researcher committed to advancing knowledge in basic or clinical oncology research, the University of Utah’s Oncology Division has resources to meet your needs. Currently, our division consists of 14 full-time and two adjunct faculty members. We have 14 fellows enrolled in our combined Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program.



 

Challenges

With the dramatic growth of our clinical enterprise, recruiting new faculty is our biggest challenge and a major effort to recruit new faculty members is presently under way. With the opening of the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, and the related increase in patient volume, we have great opportunities for growth and great optimism regarding the future.

Patient Education

Cancer isn’t just one disease. It is a large and complex family of malignancies that can affect virtually every organ in the body, and is second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. Our division cares for patients with all types of malignant disease, including hematologic neoplasms. Care is given at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) outpatient clinics, the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, and the Salt Lake Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC). The inpatient service is jointly staffed by members of the Divisions of Oncology and Hematology. Since many of our faculty are board-certified in both Hematology and Medical Oncology, we also treat some patients with benign hematologic problems.

If you or someone you know has questions about cancer, we are here to help. We can also help your primary or cancer physician.

More information can be found at http://www.huntsmancancer.org/

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