Multidisciplinary medicine is a term used to describe to different specialists working together as a team to achieve the best results for each patient. The different physicians of the Orthopaedic Oncology Center at Washington Cancer Institute bring their own expertise and knowledge to create a comprehensive treatment plan that works for each patient.
Our tumor board meets twice a month to discuss and coordinate treatment plans for new cancer patients, as well as for those undergoing treatment at the Cancer Institute.
What is a tumor board?
A tumor board is a group of cancer specialists who meet on a regular basis, to discuss patients and coordinate care. The tumor board for orthopaedic oncology consists of the specialists listed below, who work together to create and administer individualized treatment plans for each patient.
Meet our physicians:
Orthopaedic oncologists are physicians who specialize in evaluating and treating tumors originating in the bone and surrounding soft tissues (musculoskeletal tumors), as well as in tumors that spread to the bone from other parts of the body. Orthopaedic oncologists are specially trained in advanced forms of surgery, including limb sparing surgery, as well as surgeries that revise or “repair” a previous surgery, known as complex revision surgeries.
- Robert M. Henshaw, MD, Director, Orthopaedic Oncology and Vice-Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery
- Emily E. Carmody Soni, MD - View Emily Carmody Soni's Physician Profile Video
Medical oncologists are physicians who are trained to evaluate and treat cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and biologic therapies.
- Dennis A. Priebat, MD
- David J. Perry, MD
Radiation oncologists use targeted doses of radiation to shrink tumors and treat cancer. The department of Radiation Oncology at Washington Cancer Institute provides inpatient and outpatient radiation therapy services for cancer patients.
- Michael Porrazzo, MD
- Robert Lawrence White, MD, FACR
Pathologists are physicians who examine biopsies for cellular evidence of cancer. The pathologists at the Orthopaedic Oncology Center are board-certified, and have specialized in identifying orthopaedic and musculoskeletal cancers and tumors.
- Dhruv Kumar, MD
- Ernest Lack, MD
Radiologists are physicians who read diagnostic pictures, or images, to find evidence of tumors, masses or other forms of disease. The radiologists at the Orthopaedic Oncology Center are board-certified, and have many years of experience in diagnosing primary bone cancers, as well as other cancers that have spread to the bones.
- James Jelinek, MD
- Francesca Beaman, MD
Pain Management Specialists
The Pain Center, led by Lee Ann Rhodes, MD, is a pain treatment center dedicated to controlling the pain experienced by cancer patients. A combination of medicine, physical and holistic therapies, including acupuncture and Reiki massage, are prescribed for our patients by pain management specialists.
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