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Hematology-Oncology Team

 Dana Farber Cancer Institute with SEMC

Commission on Cancer

The multidisciplinary team at St. Elizabeth's Hematology Oncology Outpatient Center delivers the latest medical oncology and hematology care, including chemotherapy, biological and other targeted therapies, hematology services, access to national clinical trials, and support services for patients and families.

The center recently underwent a $7.2 million renovation and is affiliated with Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care.

Our medical oncology and hematology specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating a wide range of cancers, including lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, head and neck, breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, gastric, pancreatic, and benign hematologic disorders like anemia. In addition, our clinical researchers ensure patients have access to several clinical trials.

We offer:

  • Chemotherapy and other infusion therapies
  • Symptom management related to chemotherapy treatment
  • Pain Center: comprehensive management of cancer pain 
  • Biological and other targeted therapies like monoclonal antibodies
  • Hematology services, including transfusion of blood products and administration of hematologic growth factor
  • Bone marrow biopsies
  • Plasma exchange for neurological and kidney disorders
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Genetic testing
  • Access to leading-edge therapies for the treatment of breast, prostate, lung and other cancers
  • Multidisciplinary cancer conferences
  • Clinical trials
  • Support groups
  • Specialized nutrition, social work, spiritual care and wellness support

The medical oncology and hematology staff, who are employees of or employed by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, includes:

 Leslie Martin, MD Leslie A. Martin, MD, is chief of the division of hematology-oncology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Dr. Martin is well-known to our patients and our entire medical staff having been treating cancer in our community for more than 35 years. Dr. Martin is board certified in internal medicine with subspecialties in hematology and oncology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences at Brown University and her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her training and fellowships at St. Elizabeth’s and New England Medical Center, now Tufts Medical Center. She also is an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Martin focuses her research and clinical care on breast cancer, general oncology and palliative care.
 Dorcas Doja Chi

Dorcas Doja Chi, MD, joined St. Elizabeth’s as an attending physician in the division of hematology oncology in 2010. Board certified in internal medicine and hematology and oncology, Dr. Chi graduated from the University of California-Los Angeles with a bachelor of science in biochemistry and completed medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Boston Medical Center and her fellowship in hematology and oncology at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Chi, who is an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts Medical Center and St. Elizabeth’s, specializes in breast cancer and lung cancer. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

 Olga Kozyreva, MD

Olga Kozyreva, MD, joined St. Elizabeth’s as an attending physician in the division of hematology oncology in 2010. Board certified in internal medicine and hematology and oncology, Dr. Kozyreva earned her medical degree from St. Petersburg State Medical Academy in Russia. She completed her residencies at St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies in Russia and Carney Hospital in Dorchester. Dr. Kozyreva completed her fellowship in hematology and oncology at Tufts Medical Center. She is fluent in English and Russian and has special clinical interests, which include gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies.

 Uma Narayanasami, MD

Uma Narayanasami, MD, joined St. Elizabeth’s as an attending physician in the division of hematology oncology in 2010. Board certified in hematology and oncology, Dr. Narayanasami earned her medical degree from Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital at Madras University in Madras, India. She completed her residencies at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence and Tufts Medical Center, where she also completed her fellowship training in hematology and oncology. Her clinical interests include lymphoproliferative disorders, myeloma, myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative disorders, red cell and platelet disorders. Dr. Narayanasami is fluent in English and Tamil.

 

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Radiation Oncology Center
Radiation Oncology, Connell Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Phone: 617-789-3232

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Hematology Oncology
Outpatient Center, Cushing Pavilion 5
Phone: 617-789-2903

St. Elizabeth’s Center for Breast Care
St. Margaret's Center, 5
Phone: 617-789-2400

Learn more about our program and results in our 2012-2013 St. Elizabeth's Cancer Care Annual Report.

 


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