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Through an innovative clinical affiliation and collaboration between Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Southern New Hampshire Health, we provide our community with a combination of local care and the expertise of Mass General Cancer Center. Our cancer experts provide sub-specialized cancer care to patients diagnosed with blood, breast, gynecology, and lung cancer. From genetic counseling to surgery, patients in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts communities have convenient access to the most advanced cancer treatment available. Together, we are better.
Southern New Hampshire Health provides the most advanced cancer diagnostic technology, including 3-D mammography and breast MRI and biopsies. Individuals evaluated and treated here benefit from swift access to Mass General Cancer Center’s specialists and treatment options. Our oncology experts collaborate in multi-disciplinary conferences and tumor board review meetings to ensure that each patient receives the most appropriate and individualized treatment plan.
Breast Surgeon: Michelle Gadd, MDMichele A. Gadd, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Visiting Surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gadd received her undergraduate training at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, and her Medical Degree from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Gadd completed a surgical residency at the University of California - San Diego, and then a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Gadd's research activities have focused on reducing the extent of axillary surgery required to treat breast cancer, on improving the cosmetic results of treatment and on quality improvement in breast cancer care. Dr. Gadd works in a multidisciplinary breast cancer setting, teaches at the medical school and participates in breast cancer related clinical research activities.
Breast Surgeon: T. Salewa Oseni, MDT. Salewa Oseni, MD is a member of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She specializes in breast surgery with a pending appointment as an Instructor in Surgery for Harvard Medical School. Dr. Oseni received her undergraduate training at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and her medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University. Following this, she was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and completed her general surgery training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. She received her fellowship training in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Oseni most recently was the Director of the Breast Health Center at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Oseni is currently a surgical member of the multidisciplinary cancer team at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, NH.
Plastics and Reconstructive Surgeon: Richard Ehrlichman, MDDr. Ehrlichman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received his Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School. He completed a surgical internship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Dr. Ehrlichman did his surgical residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and his plastic surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ehrlichman is an integral member of the breast care team and partners with Dr. Coopey to offer comprehensive consultations for breast cancer patients.
Breast Health Coordinators:Breast health coordinators are available to support and guide patients during their care from initial diagnosis and testing through the course of their treatment.
Genetic Counselors:Patients benefit from a comprehensive cancer genetics risk assessment and genetic testing, and gain personalized cancer screening recommendations based on genetic test results and family history. There are many different genes related to cancer risk and the field is ever-changing. Mass General Cancer Center certified genetic counselors use an individual’s personal and family history to determine which genes (if any) are warranted for testing.
Women who are diagnosed with cancer of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, or vulva have access to gynecologic oncologists who provide advanced, specialized care. The ongoing collaboration with Mass General Cancer Center allows Southern New Hampshire Health to deliver state-of-the-art treatment in the Nashua region while having direct access to additional resources in Boston. To keep patients comfortable and close to home, necessary surgeries are often performed at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.
Gynecologic Oncologist: John O. Schorge, MDDr. Schorge was born and raised in mid-Michigan. He enrolled in the Honors Program at the University of Michigan and went to medical school at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Schorge served his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the combined Brigham & Women's Hospital/Mass General program before completing a gynecologic oncology fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was on the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas before returning to Boston as Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Mass General.
Gynecology Oncologist: Rachel Clark, MDDr. Clark received her medical degree from Emory University and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the combined Brigham & Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital program. Following residency, she did her fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at MassGeneral Cancer Center. Dr. Clark is an Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School. As an intern, she gained national attention in both The New York Times and CBS’s news program, The Early Show for helping diagnose a rare disease known as anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis as related to ovarian teratoma. She has published articles on this topic as well as others diverse topics, including surgical outcomes, molecular signatures in endometrial cancer, minimally invasive surgery, rare tumors, and debulking for ovarian cancer. Her interests include paraneoplastic diseases, complex pelvic surgery for ovarian cancer, surgical outcomes and perioperative care, and minimally invasive surgical approaches including laparoscopic single site surgery.
Nurse Coordinators:Nurse coordinators are available to help coordinate your treatment plan from surgery and continuing on through all treatment options.
Genetic Counselors: Patients benefit from a comprehensive cancer genetics risk assessment and genetic testing, and gain personalized cancer screening recommendations based on genetic test results and family history. There are many different genes related to cancer risk and the field is ever-changing. Mass General Cancer Center certified genetic counselors use an individual’s personal and family history to determine which genes (if any) are warranted for testing.
Medical oncologists and hematologists from Mass General Cancer Center care for and treat patients at Southern New Hampshire Health. Each person benefits from having world-class care in a state-of-the-art cancer center right in their community. They also have access to:
Oncologist/Hematologist: Roger Hakimian, MDDr. Hakimian is a Clinical Associate of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, specializing in Medical Oncology and Hematology. He is triple board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Hakimian received his medical degree from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon and completed his residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his fellowship training at the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Hakimian sees patients at the Foundation Hematology/Oncology practice which is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health.
Oncologist/Hematologist: Marcia Browne, MDDr. Browne is a Clinical Associate of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Browne received her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at New England Deaconess Hospitaland a fellowship with the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health. Dr. Browne sees patients at both MassGeneral Cancer Center and the Foundation Hematology/Oncology practice which is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health.
Oncologist/Hematologist: Gautami Rao, MDDr. Rao is a Clinical Associate of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. She is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Medicine. Dr. Rao received her medical degree from Coimbatore Medical College, India. She completed her residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and a fellowship at Brookdale Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Rao established the Palliative Care program at Southern New Hampshire Health and sees patients at the Foundation Hematology/Oncology practice which is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health.
Thoracic oncologists from Mass General Cancer Center hold multidisciplinary clinics at Southern New Hampshire Health several times a month to provide patients with consultations and second opinions.
Thoracic Oncologist: Cameron Wright, MDDr. Wright graduated from the University of Michigan Phi Beta Kappa and the University of Michigan Medical School Alpha Omega Alpha. He is board certified in both Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. His clinical focus is on thoracic oncology, airway surgery (tracheal surgery) and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. Dr. Wright also serves as a Colonel in the USAR and has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Thoracic Oncologist: Henning Gaissert, MDBorn and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Gaissert served his internship and residency in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and his fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He led the Section of Thoracic Surgery at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital for five years before returning to Mass General. Dr. Gaissert is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. His clinical interests are lung cancer, esophageal cancer, tracheal disease and surgical reconstruction of complex swallowing disorders.
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