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The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine welcomes three new faculty members, expanding the multidisciplinary care team for patients at the Arizona Cancer Center.
“The addition of these three faculty members creates an opportunity to provide more sub-specialized care with greater expertise to cancer patients,” said Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, radiation oncology department head. “The department’s research interests are expanding in areas of better dosimetry for lung cancer, new protocols for gastrointestinal malignancies and prevention of lymphedema for breast cancer patients receiving auxiliary radiation. With six radiation oncologists and four medical physicists, we are very excited about the future of our department.”
Joining the department are:
Alexander Chi, MD, treating lung cancer and sarcomas. Dr. Chi earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, completed residency training at Loyola University and completed a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has expertise in image-guided radiotherapy for multiple sites, including the thorax, head and neck and pelvis. He is also interested in metastases to the lung and liver.
Victor J. Gonzalez, MD, treating breast cancer, lymphoma and metastatic cancer. Dr. Gonzalez earned his medical degree from Florida State University and completed residency at the University of Utah Medical Center and an internship in internal medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He trained in radiation oncology at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah. He employs various treatment techniques including external breast radiotherapy as well as accelerated partial breast radiotherapy with high dose rate brachytherapy or external beam radiation.
Lisa J. Hazard, MD, treats gastrointestinal, breast and gynecologic cancers, melanoma and neuro-oncology. Dr. Hazard earned her medical degree at State University of New York, Buffalo, and completed residency and internship training at the University of Utah. She has extensive experience in the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy and high dose rate brachytherapy. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiation oncology.