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Surgical Oncology Team

Holy Family Hospital Lung Cancer Clinic St. Elizabeth’s surgical oncology experts are integral to our patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Led by an internationally known cancer surgery expert, they collaborate closely with the hospital’s team of top cancer specialists in providing leading edge treatment and the most technologically advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, including the da Vinci® Surgical System.

Our surgeons specialize in treating cancers including:

  • Colorectal
  • Gynecologic
  • Breast
  • Head and neck
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Lung
  • Thyroid
  • Robotic surgery for prostate, bladder, urologic, lung and gynecologic cancers

The surgical oncology staff includes:

  • Kevin F. O'Donnell, MD, is chief of general surgery at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and a clinical professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. O'Donnell specializes in breast surgery, laparoscopic surgery, biliary tract surgery and melanoma sentinel node surgery.

  • Alan W. Hackford, MD, is vice chair of surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and a professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.

  • Ingolf Arthur Tuerk, MD, PhD, is chief of urology and director of the robotic assisted surgery program at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and a professor of urology at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has specific expertise treating cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testes.

  • Michael Steller, MD, is chief of division of gynecologic oncology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Steller specializes in cervical cancer, cervical cancer vaccines, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaccine development for anogenital cancers, and vulvar and vaginal cancer.

  • Scott Johnson, MD, is a St. Elizabeth's surgeon with specific experience in hepatobiliary surgery, pancreatic and bile-duct cancers and liver resections.

  • Peter J. Catalano, MD, FACS, is St. Elizabeth's chief of Otolaryngology with extensive experience with treating head and neck cancers.

  • Jan Rothschild, MD, is a breast surgeon at St. Elizabeth’s and has 30 years expertise treating patients with benign and malignant breast conditions.

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

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Outpatient Center, Cushing Pavilion, 5th Floor
Phone: 617-789-2903

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


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