Physician Biographies

Physician:
Buffi G. Boyd, MD

Specializes In:
Urology

Professional Memberships:
American Urological Association

Contact:
Urological Associates of Savannah, P.C.
230 E. DeRenne Avenue
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-790-4000
912-352-9031 fax

Dr. Buffi Boyd received her bachelor's degree from Armstrong State College and her doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Following that she did an internship in general surgery and a residency in urology at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Boyd currently works for the Urological Associates of Savannah, P.C.

She is certified with the American Board of Urology and is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.




Physician:
Fred L. Daniel, MD

Specializes In:
Otolaryngology

Professional Memberships:
American Medical Association
Medical Association of Georgia
Georgia Medical Society
Tri-State Otolaryngology Society
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Leadership Savannah
American Head and Neck Society

Contact:
ENT Associates of Savannah, P.C.
5201 Frederick Street
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-351-3030
912-351-3039 fax

Dr. Fred Daniel attended medical school at the Medical School of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Following that, he did his general surgery internship at Memorial Medical Center and a residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Daniel has practiced medicine in Savannah since 1984, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a past president of the Georgia Medical Society. He currently practices at ENT Associates of Savannah, P.C.


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Thomas F. Decker, MD


Specializes In:
Diagnostic Radiology with Sub-Specialization in Neuroradiology

Professional Memberships:
American Society of Neuroradiology
Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
American Medical Association

Contact:
Chatham Radiologists, P.A.
5354 Reynolds Street, Suite 102
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-355-2116

Dr. Thomas Decker received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and his medical degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Following that he did his residency in diagnostic radiology at the same university. He completed a combined neuroradiology fellowship through Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School), Children's Hospital Boston and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School).

He currently works at Chatham Radiologists, P.A. in Savannah, Georgia.

Dr. Decker is certified by the American Board of Radiology, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Radiology (certificate of added qualification in neuroradiology) and by the Certification Council of Nuclear Cardiology.


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Paul J. Drwiega, MD

Specializes In:
Pathology

Professional Memberships:
College of American Pathologists
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
American Association of Blood Banks
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Contact:
St. Joseph's Hospital
11705 Mercy Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31419
912-927-5426

Dr. Paul Drwiega received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Illinois. His postgraduate training was done in anatomic and clinical pathology at Emory University.

He currently works at St. Joseph's/Candler; prior to that he worked at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Dr. Drwiega is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia and is certified by the American Board of Pathology.



Physician:
Ronald F. Goldberg, MD

Specializes In:
Hematology/Oncology

Professional Memberships:
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
American Medical Association
Georgia Association of Clinical Oncology
Southern Oncology Association of Practices
American College of Physicians

Contact:
Summit Cancer Care, P.C.
225 Candler Drive, Suite 300
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-354-6187

Summit Cancer Care, P.C.
16741 GA Highway 67 South, Suite B
Statesboro, Georgia 30458
912-871-8837
Summit Cancer

Summit Cancer Care, P.C.
1702 Meadows Lane
Vidalia, Georgia 30474
912-537-8838

Dr. Ronald Goldberg received a bachelor's degree in medical science from Dartmouth Medical School and a doctor of medicine degree from Harvard Medical School. He did his internship at Temple University Hospital.

Currently, he is clinical associate professor of medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Savannah and a professor of medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine.

Goldberg is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Hematology and the American Board of Oncology.



Physician:
John C. Gouse, MD

Specializes In:
Radiology

Professional Memberships:
American College of Radiology
Radiological Society of North America
American Association of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology
Albemarle County Medical Society

Contact:
Chatham Radiology
1 Johnston Street, Suite 11
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-354-7089

Dr. John Gouse graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University and earned a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed a combined internship/residency and a fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.


Physician:
Richard J. Greco, MD

Specializes In:
Plastic Surgery

Professional Memberships:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Jefferson Hand Club
Greater Pittsburgh Plastic Surgical Society
Georgia Medical Society
Lipoplasty Society of North America

Contact:
The Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery
5361 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-355-8000
912-354-8403 fax
plastxdoc@aol.com

Dr. Richard Greco graduated summa cum laude from Ursinus College with a bachelor's degree in biology and magna cum laude from Jefferson Medical College with a doctor of medicine degree. His postgraduate work and studies included a general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a hand fellowship at The Philadelphia Hand Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh; and an aesthetic surgery fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Greco is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Hawaii. He is certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, has a certificate of added qualifications in hand surgery and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He has received numerous honors and awards including Clinical Prize in Surgery (honorable mention), Mosby Prize for Academic Achievement (recipient) and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

He currently works at The Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery.


Physician:
Christine A. Green, MD

Specializes In:
Pathology

Professional Memberships:
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
College of American Pathologists
Charleston Pathology Society
South Carolina Medical Association
American Medical Association
Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology
Georgia Association of Pathologists

Contact:
Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-819-6370

Dr. Christine Green received both her bachelor's degree in pharmacy and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency (her last year serving as chief resident) and cytopathology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina as well.

Dr. Green currently works as a pathologist at St. Joseph's/Candler and is employed by Chatham Pathology Associates.

She is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with added qualifications in cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology.


Physician:
Branden S. Hunter, MD

Specializes In:
Gastroenterology

Professional Memberships:
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Contact:
Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah, PC
519 Stephenson Avenue
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-354-9447

Dr. Branden Hunter earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and his doctor of medicine degree from Medical College of Georgia. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, his fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at the Medical University of South Carolina and his sub-fellowship in endoscopic ultrasound at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has interests in gastrointestinal cancers, colon cancer screening and acid reflux.

He currently works for Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah, PC.

Dr. Hunter is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in gastroenterology and has medical licenses in South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.

Physician:
Christa L. Jillard, MD

Specializes In:
Breast and Endocrine Surgery

Professional Memberships:
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
American Academy of Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Society

Contact:
SouthCoast Health
7001 Hodgson Memorial Dr, Ste 1
Savannah, GA 31406
912-354-6303

Dr. Christa Jillard earned her bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University and her doctor of medicine degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina and a fellowship in endocrine surgery at Duke University. 

Dr. Jillard is part of the surgical team at the new Telfair Breast Surgery Center.


Physician:
James C. Judy, MD

Specializes In:
Urology

Professional Memberships:
American Urological Association
Medical Association of Georgia
Georgia Medical Society
American Urological Association, Southeastern Section
American Board of Urology

Contact:
Urological Associates of Savannah, P.C.
230 E. DeRenne Avenue
Savannah, Georgia 31416
912-790-4000
912-352-9031 fax

Dr. James Judy received his bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Following that, he did his internship and residency at Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Judy currently works at Urological Associates of Savannah, P.C. Prior appointments included chief of staff at Candler Hospital and Board of Nursing Home Authority of Chatham County.

He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia and South Carolina.


Physician:
David R. Knopf, MD

Specializes In:
Radiology

Professional Memberships:
American College of Radiology
Radiological Society of North America
Georgia Radiology Society
Southeastern Angiographic Society
Georgia Medical Society
American Medical Association
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
Society of Breast Imaging

Contact:
Chatham Radiologists, P.A.
5354 Reynolds Street, Suite 102
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-355-7554

Dr. David Knopf double majored in chemistry and psychology at Emory University; he graduated summa cum laude in psychology. After that he attended Emory University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. His postgraduate training in diagnostic radiology, computed tomography, ultrasound and CT-guided intervention was also at Emory University (and affiliated hospitals).

Dr. Knopf currently works for Chatham Radiologists, P.A. and in the Department of Radiology at Candler Hospital.

He is certified by the American Board of Radiology and is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Georgia and South Carolina.


Physician:
Grant C. Lewis, MD

Specializes In:
Hematology/Oncology

Contact:
Summit Cancer Care, P.C.
225 Candler Drive, Suite 300
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-354-6187

Dr. Grant Lewis, who joined Summit Cancer Care, P.C. in July 2009, brings to the practice the most advanced studies in cancer care. He completed his hematology and medical oncology fellowships at the Medical College of Georgia in 2009. Since then, he has been involved with several exciting new advances in the treatment of cancer and blood disorders.

Dr. Lewis holds a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from the Mercer University School of Engineering and earned his doctor of medicine degree at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Lewis completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Dr. Lewis is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and board eligible in hematology. He is a member of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology. He sees patients at the Summit Cancer Care location in the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion, at the Anderson Cancer Institute and in Hardeeville, South Carolina.


Physician:
Susan J. Mahany, MD

Specializes In:
Breast Surgery

Professional Memberships:
American College of Surgeons - Fellow
American Society of Breast Surgeons
Georgia Medical Society
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
Southern Medical Association

Contact:
Telfair Breast Surgery at St. Joseph's/Candler
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Ga. 31405
912-819-7630

Dr. Mahany received a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia, followed by studies at Georgia State University and Emory University. She obtained a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where she also did her internship and residency in general surgery.

Currently, she serves as medical director of Telfair Breast Surgery. Prior to that, Dr. Mahany was medical director of the Wound and Hyperbaric Center at the LCRP and director of surgical services for Select Care LTAC. She also was chief of staff and chairman of the Department of Surgery at Candler Hospital. Dr. Mahany is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Physician:
Jeffrey S. Mandel, MD, F.A.C.S.

Specializes In:
General Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery

Professional Memberships:
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
Georgia Medical Society
Georgia Society of General Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Congress

Contact:
Savannah Surgical Oncology, LLC
7001 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 1
Savannah, Georgia 31406
912-354-6303
jmandel@southcoastmedical.com

Dr. Jeffrey Mandel received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Virginia. His postgraduate training and medical research was done at the Medical University of South Carolina, including a year as administrative chief resident. After that he served as assistant professor in clinical surgery and as laparoscopic fellow at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.

Dr. Jeffrey Mandel is currently on staff at Savannah Surgical Oncology, LLC; prior to that he was an associate at Alexandria Surgery, Ltd. He is on staff at St. Joseph's/Candler and Memorial Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Physician: 
Joshua McKenzie, MD

Specializes In:
Radiation Oncology

Professional Memberships:
American Society for Radiation Oncology
American Brachytherapy Society
American College of Radiation Oncology
Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society

Contact:
LCRP Radiation Oncology Center
225 Candler Drive, Suite 100, Savannah, GA 31405
912-352-1700

Radiation Oncology Center Bluffton-Hilton Head
25 Hospital Boulevard, Suite 101
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926
843-689-6490

Dr. Joshua McKenzie earned his bachelor's degree in Biology from Armstrong Atlantic State University and his doctor of medicine from Mercer University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Memorial Health University Medical Center and his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident.

He is trained in both the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System and the TrueBeam Radiotherapy system.


Physician: 
John L. Mikell, MD

Specializes In:
Radiation Oncology

Professional Memberships:
American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology
American College of Radiology

Contact:
LCRP Radiation Oncology Center
225 Candler Drive, Suite 100, Savannah, GA 31405
912-352-1700

Radiation Oncology Center Bluffton-Hilton Head
25 Hospital Boulevard, Suite 101
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926
843-689-6490

Dr. John L. Mikell earned his bachelor's degree in Biology from Washington and Lee University and his doctor of medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and his residency in Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine, where he was Chief Resident.

He is trained in both the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System and the TrueBeam Radiotherapy system.


Physician:
M. Douglas Mullins, MD

Specializes In:
Pulmonology
Interventional Bronchoscopy
Multi-disciplinary Thoracic Cancer Care
Sleep Medicine
CyberKnife

Professional Memberships:
American College of Chest Physicians
American Association of Bronchology

Contact:
Southeast Lung Associates
Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion
225 Candler Drive, Suite 301
Savannah, GA 31405
912-819-5757

Dr. Douglas Mullins received his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary and his doctor of medicine degree from Vanderbilt. Following that, he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the University of Virginia.

Presently, he is medical director for Candler Hospital's ICU and Pulmonary Services as well as clinical instructor at Mercer University School of Medicine. He is Vice President of the Candler Hospital Medical Staff and Co-Chair of the Thoracic Multi-Disciplinary Team. 

Mullins is board certified in sleep medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine. He is licensed in Georgia.


Physician:
Robert K. Myers, Jr., MD

Specializes In:
Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Professional Memberships:
Society of Interventional Radiology
Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology

Contact:
Chatham Radiologists, P.A.
5354 Reynolds Street, Suite 102
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-355-2116

Dr. Robert Myers graduated with a bachelor's degree from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, and received a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.

Following that he completed an internship in surgery at Chandler Medical Center and spent a year as a full-time emergency room physician in Kentucky. He then completed a residency in diagnostic radiology (his last year serving as co-chief resident) followed by a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.


Physician:
O. George Negrea, MD

Specializes In:
Hematology/Oncology

Professional Memberships:
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology
Medical Association of Georgia
Southern Oncology Association

Contact:
Low Country Cancer Care Associates, P.C.
225 Candler Drive, Suite 201
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-692-2000
912-692-2100 fax

Dr. George Negrea completed his medical studies at the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and the Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago in Dominican Republic. His postgraduate training included an internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Medical College at Mount Vernon Hospital, a fellowship in medical oncology at the Health Science Center at Brooklyn and another fellowship in hematology/oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital.

Since 2004 he has been president of Low Country Cancer Care Associates, P.C. Prior to that he was in private practice at Coastal Hematology and Oncology, P.C.

Negrea is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.


Physician:
John A. Pablo, MD

Specializes In:
Radiation Oncology

Professional Memberships:
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
American College of Radiation Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Contact:
Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion Radiation Oncology
225 Candler Drive, Suite 100
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-352-1700

Radiation Oncology Center Bluffton-Hilton Head
25 Hospital Boulevard, Suite 101
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926
843-689-6490

Dr. John Pablo received a bachelor's degree in biology from Tufts University and a doctor of medicine degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in radiation oncology at Emory University Hospital.

He is currently the medical director at Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion Radiation Oncology Center including the Bluffton-Hilton Head site; prior to that he worked at Sickle Cell Acute Clinic and Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Pablo has extensive experience with conventional simulation, CT-based simulation, 3-D treatment planning, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and high- and low-dose image-guided radiation therapy. He specializes in prostate brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiosurgery.

Pablo is trained in both the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System and the TrueBeam Radiotherapy system. He is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia and South Carolina. 


Physician:
Thomas H. Philbrick, MD

Specializes In:
Radiology

Professional Memberships:
Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
American Medical Association
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Georgia Radiological Society
Medical Association of Georgia
Georgia Medical Society

Contact:
St. Joseph's Hospital
Department of Radiology
11705 Mercy Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31419
912-819-2452

Dr. Thomas Philbrick earned his bachelor's degree in zoology from Duke University and his doctor of medicine degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Following medical school he completed residencies in pediatrics and general radiology at Shands at the University of Florida.

Since 1982, Philbrick has been a partner of Savannah Radiologists, P.A.; since 1998, he has been chief of imaging services at St. Joseph's Hospital. Prior to this he was medical director at Savannah Imaging Center.

He is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi.


Physician:
Stephen P. Rashleigh, MD

Specializes In:
Otolaryngology

Professional Memberships:
American Medical Association
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Association of Georgia
Georgia Medical Society
Georgia Society of Otolaryngology
American Cancer Society - Board of Directors, Chatham County

Contact:
ENT Associates of Savannah
5201 Frederick Street
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-351-3030
912-351-3039 fax

Dr. Stephen Rashleigh received his bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He did his internship in general surgery and his residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery (his last year serving as chief resident)-both at the University of South Florida. He then did his fellowship in head and neck/facial plastic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Rashleigh currently works for ENT Associates of Savannah.


Physician:
Obaid Rehman, MD

Specializes In:
Pulmonology

Professional Memberships:
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
Southern Medical Society

Contact:
Costrini and Meadows, P.C.
11700 Mercy Boulevard, Plaza D, Suite 5
Savannah, Georgia 31419
912-927-6270

Dr. Obaid Rehman earned his medical degree from Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan. Following that he did an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia (Roanoke-Salem) and a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

He is currently in private practice at Costrini and Meadows, P.C. Prior to that he worked in internal and pulmonary medicine at Tanner Health System, at Buchanan Family Healthcare Center in Buchanan, Georgia, and at Joyner Pulmonary Clinic in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

He is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine.


Physician:
Edward Richards, MD

Specializes In:
Gynecologic oncology

Professional Memberships:
Specialty Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Subspecialty Board Certification in Gynecologic Oncology American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Medical Society
Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact:
5353 Reynolds Street, Ste. 200
Savannah, GA 31405
912-819-5771

Dr. Richards is the Principle Investigator for the Gynecologic Clinical Research Program. Dr. Richards is Fellowship trained and Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Richards specializes in treating pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the reproductive tract. He is also one of the nation’s most experienced surgeons with gynecologic oncology patients and on the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System.

He will join the multi-disciplinary physician teams at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at SJ/C. Previously, Dr. Richards was the director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Advanced Pelvic Surgery at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine.



Physician:
Mark A. Taylor, MD

Specializes In:
Hematology/Oncology

Professional Memberships:
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
American College of Physicians
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology

Contact:
Summit Cancer Care, P.C.
225 Candler Drive, Suite 300
Savannah, Georgia 31405

Summit Cancer Care, P.C.
Medical Center Drive, Suite 150
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927

Summit Cancer Care, P.C.
1600 Fair Road, Suite 900
Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Summit Cancer Care, P.C.
1702 Meadows Lane
Vidalia, Georgia 30474
912-354-6187
912-355-0596 fax

Dr. Mark Taylor received his bachelor's degree in biology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and his doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Following that, he did an internship and residency in internal medicine at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Taylor has extensive research experience and is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He is currently in private practice at Summit Cancer Care, P.C.


Physician:
Gary Thomas, MD

Specializes In:
Hematology/Oncology

Professional Memberships:
American Cancer Society – Chapter Board Member
South Carolina Oncology Society – Executive Board

Contact:
St. Joseph’s | Candler – SC Cancer Specialists
45 Hospital Center Commons
Hilton Head Island SC 29926
Tel 843-689-2895 Fax 843-689-9270

St. Joseph’s | Candler – SC Cancer Specialists
300 New River Parkway STE 26
Hardeeville SC 29927
Tel 843-208-2895 Fax 843-208-2896

Dr. Gary Thomas received his B.A. of Chemistry from the College of Charleston and medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Following that he did his residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and was named Chief Resident. He completed his Medical Oncology fellowship at The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University 1993.

Dr. Thomas has been in practice in the LowCountry of South Carolina since 1993 and has been the Medical Director of South Carolina Cancer Specialists since 2001. He accepted the Clinical Assistant Professor appointment to Medical University of South Carolina in 2006.

Dr. Thomas is board certified in Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Physician:
Charles H. Usher, MD

Specializes In:
Breast Surgery

Professional Memberships:
Georgia Medical Society
American Medical Association
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons

Contact:
Telfair Breast Surgery at St. Joseph's/Candler
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Ga. 31405
?912-819-7630

Dr. Charles Usher received his bachelor's degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and his doctor of medicine degree from Medical College of Georgia. Following that, he did an internship in rotating surgery and a residency in general surgery-both at Memorial Medical Center.

He currently practices at Telfair Breast Surgery and is an instructor with the Physician Assistant Program at South University. He also serves as co-chairman of the Breast Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Team and is a member of the Invasive Procedure Review Committee.

In 1992, Usher was awarded the Resident Surgeon Prize. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery.


Physician:
Jennifer Yannucci, MD

Specializes In:
Hematology/Oncology

Professional Memberships:
American Board of Internal Medicine

Contact:
Low Country Cancer Care Associates P.C.
225 Candler Drive, Suite 201
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-692-2000
912-692-2100 fax
jyannucci@lcccsav.com

Dr. Jennifer Yannucci graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned a doctor of medicine degree from Indiana University, School of Medicine. She then did an internship and residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Yannucci has medical licenses in Massachusetts and Georgia and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Physician:
E. Stephen Yeager, MD, F.A.C.S.

Specializes In:
Surgical Oncology
Endocrine Surgery

Professional Memberships:
Society of Surgical Oncology
Presley Society
Medical Association of Georgia
American College of Surgeons
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
American Society of General Surgeons
Georgia Surgical Society
American Society of Breast Surgeons

Contact:
Savannah Surgical Oncology
7001 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 1
Savannah, Georgia 31406
912-354-6303
912-355-8655 fax

Dr. Stephen Yeager completed his undergraduate studies and medical school at the University of Alabama. He completed his surgical internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Since 2004, Dr. Yeager has been in private practice at Savannah Surgical Oncology. Prior to that-for almost twenty years-he was in private practice under his own name.

He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Physician:
Howard A. Zaren, MD, F.A.C.S.
Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion Medical Director


Specializes In:
General Surgery
Surgical Oncology

Professional Memberships:
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
Community Clinical Oncology Program Review Committee
Community Clinical Oncology Program Advisory Panel
Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program CSTU Advisory Panel of the National Cancer Institute
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Association for Cancer Research
Institute of Medicine
Society of Surgical Oncology
American Radium Society

Contact:
Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion
225 Candler Drive, Suite 204
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-819-5758
drzaren@sjchs.org

Dr. Howard A. Zaren received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Manitoba Medical School in Winnipeg, Canada. His postgraduate training included a General Surgery Residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, and a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute.

After completing his fellowship training, he became a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and was a private practicing surgical oncologist at Pennsylvania Hospital. He then went on to the Medical College of Pennsylvania where he was Tenured Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery.

In 1990, he was recruited as Chair of Surgery and Cancer Center Director of Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

In 1999, he became the Chair of the Department of Surgery at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Tenured Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Illinois and the Principal Investigator of the Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program of Cook County. Since 1988, he has published 57 refereed articles, 93 abstracts and 11 book chapters, and has presented at Regional, National and International venues.

In October of 2008, Dr. Howard A. Zaren was recruited as Medical Director of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah, Georgia. He also currently serves as the Principal Investigator for the National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) and is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar and Professor, Department of Surgery at Georgia Health Sciences University.