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Ellis Fischel Cancer Center: (573) 882-2100

Ellis Fischel's specialists work together closely to provide the latest therapies and treatments and utilize advanced, cutting edge technology. Our team provides support services in a compassionate environment, including rehabilitative therapy, counseling and a variety of support groups.

Head and Neck Oncology
   Gynecological Oncology
   Medical Oncology/Hematology
 

Urologic Oncology

Neuro-Oncology
  Radiation Oncology
 

Surgical Oncology 

  Thoracic Oncology

Medical Oncology/ Hematology 

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Ravi Bobba, MD, earned his medical degree at the Siddhartha Medical College; Vijayawada, India and completed his residency at Greenville Hospital System; Greenville, SC and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Roanoke. Dr. Bobba is board certified in internal medicine medical oncology and hematology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, brain cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, hematology (blood disorders), hematology/oncology, skin cancer, kidney (renal) cancer, and liver cancer.
  Donald Doll, MD, earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and completed his residency at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown. Dr. Doll is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, fellowship trained in hematology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, brain cancer, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, head and neck cancer, hematology (blood disorders), hematology/oncology, hemophilia (bleeding disorders), Hodgkin´s disease, leukemia, liver cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma and testicular cancer.
 

Tamara Hopkins, MD earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri, Columbia and completed her residency at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia. She did her fellowship training at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia. She is board certificated in family and community medicine as well as hematology and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, leukemia, pancreatic lymphoma, head and neck, breast, hematology and Hodgkin's disease

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  Mosharraf Hossain, MD, earned his medical degree at Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh and completed his residency at West Virginia University in Morgantown. He completed his hematology/medical oncology fellowship at Marry Babb Randolph Cancer Center in West Virginia. He is board certified in internal medicine. His clinical interests include breast cancer, hematology (blood disorders), hematology/oncology, lung cancer, head and neck, gastrointestinal, brain and melanoma.  

Lindy Ford, APN

 

 

 

 

Eris Zagar, APN

 

 

 

 

 

 Surgical Oncology   back to top
   Paul Dale, MD, earned his medical degree from the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and his fellowship in surgical oncology from John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, Calif. He is board certification in general surgery. His clinical interest include colorectal cancer, gallbladder disease, gastrointestinal cancer, melanoma, pancreatic cancer, surgical oncology, colorectal surgery and liver cancer.
  Debra Koivunen, MD, earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School at Ann Arbor and completed her residency at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia. She did her fellowship training at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn. She is board certificated in general surgery. Her clinical interests include breast cancer, breast surgery and endocrine surgery.
  Michael Nicholl, MD, earned his medical degree at the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and his fellowship in surgical oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, Calf. Dr. Nicholl is board certified in surgery. His clinic interests include colorectal cancer and surgery, gallbladder disease, gastrointestinal cancer, liver cancer, melanoma, pancreatic cancer and surgical oncology.  
  Zihao Wu, MD, earned his medical degree from Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in Guangzhou, China and completed his residency at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Saint Vincent Health Center, Pa. He is board certificated in general surgery. His clinical interests include anal fissure and fistula, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer and surgery, hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel syndrome, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, pelvic floor disorder, pilonidal cyst, rectal prolapse and surgical oncology.

Jeannie Shellabarger, APN

 

 

 

 

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  Mark Hunter, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his residency at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. His clinical interests include cancer, cancer screening, colposcopy, genitourinary cancer, gynecologic oncology, robotic surgery and women's health.
  Erin Tuller, MD, earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri and completed her residency and fellowship at University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, gynecologic oncology, gynecologic surgery and robotic surgery.

Lisa Grassle, APN

 

 

 

 

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  Jeff Jorgensen, MD, earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn. He completed his residency from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and is board certified in otolaryngology. His clinical interests include allergy, cancer, head and neck cancer, micro vascular/replantation surgery, minimally invasive surgery, nose disorders, sinus surgery, skull-base tumors and surgery, surgical oncology, thyroid disorders and ultrasound.
  Uzma Khan, MD, earned her medical degree from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. She  completed her residency at University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, and completed a fellowship at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. She is board certified in internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, endocrine disorders, lipid disorders, metabolism, osteoporosis and thyroid.
  Greg Renner, MD, earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University in Springfield. He completed his residency at University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia. He is board certificated in otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He completed his fellowship at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and at Klinik am Rosenberg, Heiden, Switzerland. His clinical interests include facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck cancer, nose disorders, otolaryngology, skin cancer and thyroid disorders.
  Robert Zitsch, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He is board certified in otolaryngology. His clinical interests include head and neck cancer and ent (otolaryngology).

Deb Ritchie, APN

 

 

 

 

Connie Sides, APN

 

 

 

 

Neuro-Oncology   back to top
  N. Scott Litofsky, MD earned his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School, Houston. He completed his residency at University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles and fellowship at University of Alabama. He holds board certification in neurological surgery. His clinical interests include breast cancer, pituitary surgery, pituitary tumors, skull-base surgery, skull-base tumors, spine care, spine surgery, stereotactic neurosurgery, brain tumors and stereotactic radio surgery.
Radiation Oncology   back to top
  Steve Westgate, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville. He completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University and the University of Arizona in Tucson. He holds board certification in internal medicine and radiation oncology. His clinical interests include gynecologic oncology, head and neck cancer, pediatric oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and lymphoma.
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  Norman Caron, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Texas. He completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut  and University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia. He holds board certification in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery, esophageal surgery, esophageal cancer, heart disease, lung cancer, endoscopy and lung surgery.
  Vasmi Guntur, MD, earned her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and completed her residency at Norwalk Hospital Yale Affiliate in Connecticut.She completed her fellowship at the University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia. She holds board certification in pulmonary medicine and internal medicine. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, pulmonary (lung) diseases, respiratory disorders and smoking cessation.
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Naveen Pokala, MD, earned his medical degree in India following which he trained in urology in the United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow, UK). After a Research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation he completed his training in Robotic Urology at the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. His special interest is in urological cancers including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer and kidney and ureteral cancers. He performs Robotic prostatectomy, Robotic partial and radical Nephrectomy, Robotic Radical cystectomy, Robotic Pyeloplasty, Robotic ureteral reimplant, Robotic adrenalectomy and other Robotic procedures.

 




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