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    Leonard Henry, MD, MBA, FACS

    Medical Director at Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Leonard Henry, MD, MBA, FACS, is a board certified surgeon and fellowship-trained surgical oncologist. He serves as the Medical Director of Goshen Center for Cancer Care and as a clinical associate professor of surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in South Bend. Dr. Henry graduated cum laude with academic distinction as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society from the University of Michigan Medical School. He then joined the United States Navy and completed residency in General Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. During 15 years of service in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Dr. Henry rose to the rank of Commander. After completing the five years of surgical residency training following medical school, Dr. Henry completed an additional two years of fellowship training in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Prior to coming to Goshen, Dr. Henry previously served as a staff surgical oncologist at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He recently received an MBA from the Indiana University Business of Medicine program and was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Henry believes that cancer care is increasingly complex and thus requires a team of providers as there is often more than one path of care available to patients. He views exceptional cancer care as aligning appropriate care choices with a patient’s personal values and wishes.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Henry primarily focuses on disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid, breast cancers, melanoma and peritoneal surface malignancies. He introduced Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to Goshen Center for Cancer Care in 2011, providing this cancer treatment for the first time in the region.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Henry is deeply dedicated to research, undergraduate and graduate medical education as well as creating value in healthcare delivery. Throughout his career, he has authored dozens of peer-reviewed medical articles, abstracts, textbook chapters and review articles.

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    Ebenezer Kio, MD

    Director of Medical Oncology
    Specialty: Medical Oncology, Hematology-Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888


    Goshen Center for Cancer Care - Warsaw
    2938 Frontage Rd, Warsaw, IN 46580 Directions

    866-270-2320

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    Ebenezer Kio, MD, is a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. He specializes in using drug therapies, including chemotherapy, to treat patients with cancer and non-malignant blood disorders. Through his collaboration with an integrated cancer care team, Dr. Kio creates individualized treatment plans that respect the needs of each patient and support all aspects of the patient’s life.

    Philosophy of Care

    A patient’s quality of life is as important to Dr. Kio as providing cancer therapies. He believes in taking care of the whole patient, while treating the disease.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Kio focuses on advanced diagnostics and treatment of lung cancer and hematology malignancies. He was an integral part of a team at Goshen to establish a routine screening program for lung cancer. The chest scan can detect early signs of lung cancer, even before symptoms begin.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Kio has participated in clinical studies on a range of topics including small- and non-small-cell lung cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non- Hodgkin lymphoma. Published papers have appeared in internationally recognized clinical journals.

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    Laura L. Morris, MD, MBA, FACS

    Medical Director at The Retreat Women's Health Center
    Specialty: Breast Surgical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Laura L. Morris, MD, MBA, FACS, is a board certified and fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist at Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center. She is also board certified in Lifestyle Medicine. Her practice is devoted to treating patients with diseases and conditions of the breast. Dr. Morris is one of the founders and serves as the medical director of Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center. Under her guidance, the center earned designation as the first nationally accredited breast center in the region by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The retreat maintains that certification as well as accreditation from the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE). She also established the region’s first comprehensive High Risk Breast Cancer Program to provide genetic counseling, testing and risk management.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Morris believes patient-centered care goes beyond treating the disease. She encourages each patient to take an active role in making decisions about her care, and seeks to educate women to assist in that process. Dr. Morris’ approach to care also includes a strong focus on helping patients maintain their overall well-being before, during and after treatment. She believes that even small lifestyle changes have a big impact on health and wellness.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Morris’ clinical practice includes all aspects of breast care and types of abnormalities. She is able to see patients for second opinions on abnormal imaging studie (mammograms, breast ultrasounds and MRIs) and perform in-office image guided biopsies using ultrasound and stereotactic techniques. She is proud to offer pathology results from these biopsies within 24 hours. When breast cancer is diagnosed, she is part of the interdisciplinary team at Goshen Center for Cancer Care that develops treatment plans that include not only surgery, radiation and systemic treatments, but addresses integrative care including naturopathy, nutrition and mental health. Dr. Morris provides breast cancer patients with the latest treatment options including: radioactive seed localization; nipple sparing mastectomies with direct implant placement and oncoplastic surgical techniques, both coordinated with a plastic surgeon; intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT); postoperative pain management techniques and early identification of potential lymphedema utilizing a L-Dex protocol.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Morris participates in cooperative clinical trials that seek to improve the treatment of breast cancer. She also enthusiastically supports research that encompasses lifestyle changes seeking to prevent and treat chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, heart disease) and cancer.

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    Houman Vaghefi, MS, MD, PhD

    Director of Radiation Oncology
    Specialty: Radiation Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Houman Vaghefi, MD, MS, PhD, is a board certified radiation oncologist at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. He applies advanced internal and external therapies to deliver targeted doses of radiation for treating patients with cancer, while reducing side effects and improving patient outcomes. His expertise extends across a wide range of cancers, including prostate, colorectal, breast, lung, and head and neck cancers, CNS malignancies as well as gynecologic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies and rare tumors.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Vaghefi believes that a patient’s quality of life is as important as treating the disease. He also knows family members and other support networks play an important role in a patient’s outcome and well-being. Dr. Vaghefi’s holistic, multidisciplinary approach includes interacting with primary care physicians, naturopathic doctors and others important in the overall care and health of the patient.

    Clinical Interest

    All aspects of cancer care interest Dr. Vaghefi. He recognizes that radiation oncology is a complex process that requires dedicated focus on advanced therapies, such as stereotactic body radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Vaghefi appreciates the profound effect that clinical research can have on a patient’s health outcome. He serves as principal investigator or sub-principal investigator on multiple studies and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has delivered many lectures and presentations across the United States.

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    Urs von Holzen, MD, MBA, FACS

    Director of Surgical Oncology
    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Urs von Holzen is dedicated to fighting cancer as a surgical and thoracic oncologist. He is board certified and fellowship trained in surgical oncology and thoracic oncology. Dr. von Holzen specializes in minimally invasive techniques to remove cancer.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. von Holzen brings a tireless commitment to offering daily hope to patients with cancer, as well as cancer survivors and caregivers. He is committed to offering each patient unique, personal and customized care. As part of a multidisciplinary cancer care team, he ensures that patients receive treatment that fits their needs and maintains their quality of life.

    Clinical Interest

    Multidisciplinary care for patients with thoracic and esophageal cancer holds strong interest for Dr. von Holzen. He is also devoted to minimally invasive abdominal procedures. Dr. von Holzen led a collaborative effort to develop a free lung screening program at Goshen Health. The non-invasive screening gives hope to individuals at high risk of developing lung cancer by diagnosing the disease at an earlier stage when treatment can be more successful.

    Research Interest

    In his dedication to fighting cancer, Dr. von Holzen leads a cancer research laboratory at the Harper Cancer Research Institute in South Bend, where he is the principal investigator on research projects for novel and more effective therapeutic strategies for esophageal cancer. He has served as the principal investigator examining the role of the dsRNA activated protein kinase PKR in E2F-1 gene therapy with the Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Prospective Researchers. He has participated in research studies on esophageal cancer as well as surgical outcome studies. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed publications, such as International Journal of Cancer, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Gene Therapy, Journal of Immunotherapy, Translational Oncology and Annals of Surgical Oncology. Included among his honors and awards are the President Surgical Section of the Swiss Group of Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) and AQC Analysis Award by Ethicon Endo-Surgery Switzerland. Dr. von Holzen received the Hope Award from the American Cancer Society in 2017.

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    Sachin Agarwal, MD

    Medical Oncologist
    Specialty: Medical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888


    Goshen Center for Cancer Care - Warsaw
    2938 Frontage Rd, Warsaw, IN 46580 Directions

    866-270-2320

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    Sachin Agarwal, MD, is a board certified medical oncologist who specializes in cancers of the reproductive organs and urinary system. He treats cancers of the bladder and kidneys. For men, he treats prostate, testes and penis cancers; for women, he treats gynecologic (cervical, uterus, ovaries and fallopian) cancers. Other areas of specialization include thoracic oncology and hematology, such as anemias and low blood counts. He also holds board certification in internal medicine and has extensive clinical, research and teaching experience in the oncology field. Dr. Agarwal uses advanced drug therapies, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapies, to treat patients with cancers of the gynecologic and genitourinary systems.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Agarwal bases his approach to patient care on a wealth of experience in medical oncology. He also works with an integrated team of dedicated cancer experts at Goshen Center for Cancer Care to treat the individual needs of each patient. He has a particular interest in holistic medicine, and incorporating diet and naturopathic medicine into cancer care. Dr. Agarwal strives to provide the best possible care for his patients, without compromising quality of life.

    Clinical Interest

    As a medical oncologist, Dr. Agarwal holds strong interest in the biologic behavior of genes, molecules and cells responsible for the formation and growth of tumors. He encourages his patients to actively participate and enroll in clinical trials, hoping to optimize their care and help advance the treatment of cancer.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Agarwal stands at the leading edge of research to identify important biologic markers that determine which patients are at greatest risk of advanced disease and metastasis. Dr. Agarwal has earned numerous honors and awards for his research, including important studies on immunotherapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center. His clinical trials research has been recognized in prestigious, peer-reviewed publications from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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    Fiona Denham, MD

    Breast Surgical Oncologist
    Specialty: Breast Surgical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Fiona N. Denham, MD, is a board certified surgeon specializing in breast oncology as well as benign diseases of the breast and management of high-risk breast patients. She sees patients at the Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center and performs all surgeries at Goshen Hospital.

    Philosophy of Care

    As a breast surgeon, Dr. Denham is committed to working as a partner with women and their families to provide excellent surgical care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. Patient autonomy and individualized decision-making are of paramount importance to establish a surgical plan that fits each patient’s values and lets them feel empowered in their own care. Dr. Denham collaborates with other members of Goshen Hospital’s breast multidisciplinary team to devise treatment plans that address the well-being of the entire patient.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Denham’s areas of clinical interest include ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), invasive breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), locally advanced breast cancer, male breast cancer, atypical ductal or lobular hyperplasia, benign breast masses and intraductal papillomas, high-risk breast cancer patients (including BRCA1/BRCA2 and other genetic mutations) and other benign diseases of the breast.

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    Hubert Fornalik, MD, FACOG

    Gynecologic Oncologist
    Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Oncology, Gynecology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Hubert Fornalik, MD, FACOG, is a gynecologic oncologist at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. He specializes in ovarian cancer debulking, or tumor removal, robotic/minimally invasive surgery, sentinel node biopsies, and nerve sparing radical hysterectomies. Dr. Fornalik treats patients with uterine, ovarian, cervical and vaginal cancers. He also treats patients with pelvic masses and high-risk patients with benign gynecological conditions.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Fornalik believes in the importance of giving patients hope, and working hard to give each patient every possible chance of success. He understands that our goals are as unique as our personalities and change as we go through different stages of our lives. Dr. Fornalik works closely with patients to develop individual treatment plans most suitable to the patient’s prior medical history, diagnosis and goals. Dr. Fornalik performs 90 percent of his major cases robotically, compared to a 65 percent specialty average. Robotic surgeries offer shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery than traditional open surgeries. Dr. Fornalik considers maximal effort cytoreductive surgery with the goal of removing all visible cancer for patients with advanced cancers.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Fornalik has focused on the following treatment areas: treatment of gynecologic cancers, implementation of novel surgical approaches and chemotherapy, intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancer and complex surgery for benign gynecologic conditions. His expertise in robotic and debulking surgery in combination with chemotherapy and radiation, allows him to offer a unique approach to patients with recurrent cancers.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Fornalik is well published in the areas of endometrial, uterine and ovarian cancers. He has special research interests in the use of robotic assisted surgery in treatment, as well as the effects of obesity on prognosis and surgical outcomes. In his last publication in International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer (2015; 25: 1488-1493), he presented a novel approach to staging of ovarian and high-risk uterine cancers, which became the first report of robotic hand-assisted surgery in gynecology.

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    Ashley Hardy, MD, FACS

    Surgical Oncologist
    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Ashley Hardy, MD, is fellowship trained and board certified in complex general surgical oncology. After graduating with honors from Wake Forest University, she received her MD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Hardy completed her residency in general surgery at Northwestern University where she also spent two years doing cancer research. She then went on to complete a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center of Philadelphia. Dr. Hardy’s education included training in managing a variety of malignancies. She has a particular interest in the treatment of melanoma, sarcoma, and colorectal cancer. She now brings her expertise to the Goshen Center for Cancer Care

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Hardy believes in providing patients with compassionate, individualized care. She devotes the time necessary to answer questions and educate her patients to ensure they can make informed decisions regarding their treatment. She also understands the need for a multidisciplinary approach to taking care of cancer patients, and is committed to working alongside other members of the healthcare team to create the best treatment strategies possible for each patient.

    Clinical Interest

    As a doctor of surgical oncology, Dr. Hardy has dedicated much of her time to and serving as a mentor to young students with an interest in the healthcare field. Dr. Hardy has a particular interest in the treatment of melanoma, sarcomas, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Hardy has extensive training in open and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Hardy has been involved in oncology-related research throughout her training, resulting in a number of presentations, peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Her current research focus is on the investigation of factors contributing to disparities in cancer care.

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    Rebecca Lovejoy, ND, LAc, FABNO

    Naturopathic Doctor
    Specialty: Naturopathic Oncology, Acupuncture, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Rebecca Lovejoy, ND, LAc, FABNO, provides naturopathic supportive care to cancer patients during and after conventional treatment at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. Dr. Lovejoy joined Goshen Center for Cancer Care’s integrative care team in 2013 as a naturopathic resident and completed her naturopathic oncology residency at the cancer center in 2015.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Lovejoy varies her treatment methods to best meet individual patient needs. She focuses on minimizing potential side effects and incorporating strategies to optimize treatment outcomes when caring for patients in active treatment. For patients between, or post, primary cancer treatments, Dr. Lovejoy uses a variety of naturopathic modalities focusing on cancer control strategies, prevention of cancer recurrence, and support of patient overall health. As an Indiana state licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Lovejoy utilizes acupuncture at Goshen Center for Cancer Care to help patients with a variety of common health issues. These common health issues include anxiety, sleep disturbances, hot flashes, pain, neuropathy, digestive disorders, smoking cessation and more.

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    Emily Moore, ND, LAc, FABNO

    Naturopathic Doctor
    Specialty: Naturopathic Oncology, Acupuncture, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Emily Moore, ND, LAc., FABNO, manages the Integrative Care Department at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She has been with Goshen Center for Cancer Care since 2005 as a provider of naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Her practice focuses on integrating natural therapies to promote wellness and increase effectiveness while reducing the side effects of conventional treatment.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Moore understands that each patient has unique needs and she aims to provide individualized care. She has a special interest in helping patients to adopt healthy lifestyles and natural ways of caring for themselves when cancer treatment is complete.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Moore provides acupuncture and naturopathic support to patients receiving conventional cancer treatments. She also directs one of the few naturopathic oncology residency programs in the country.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Moore supports the research interests of the Integrative Care Department and encourages her naturopathic residents to become proficient in current research analysis and in the design of potential research projects.

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    Irina Sparks, MD

    Radiation Oncologist
    Specialty: Radiation Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Irina Sparks, MD, is a radiation oncologist at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She utilizes tumor directed radiation treatments such as 3-D Conformal (3-DCRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to treat patients with a wide range of cancers and some benign tumors. She also specializes in advanced and highly targeted radiation techniques that include Stereotactic Radiation Surgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiation (SBRT) and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR). She makes all efforts to deliver the most effective radiation dose to the tumor while protecting normal organs and tissues to maximize the success of therapy and to minimize its side effects.

    Outside of the workplace, Dr. Sparks enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and training in martial arts with her son. She is fluent in Russian.

    Philosophy of Care

    A background in natural medicine guides Dr. Sparks’ approach to care. She focuses on treating the whole person, not only the disease. She also believes in providing patients with the same compassion and care as she would a family member.

    Clinical Interest

    Radiation therapies for a variety of cancers and certain benign conditions interest Dr. Sparks. She focuses specifically on cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, skin, head and neck, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, central nervous system, as well as sarcomas and lymphomas.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Sparks has participated in multiple research studies on radiation therapies for breast and gynecological cancers, as well as ocular melanomas. Her findings have been published in peer-reviewed clinical publications and abstracts. She also has been invited to lecture and deliver presentations on her research as part of a university lecture series and at medical conferences and symposiums.

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    James Wheeler, MD, PhD

    Radiation Oncologist
    Specialty: Radiation Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    James Wheeler, MD, PhD, is a board certified radiation oncologist who serves at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. He treats adult patients who have all kinds of cancer with all of the major, state-of-the-art forms of treatment, including image-guided radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, high-dose rate brachytherapy, intra-operative radiation therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and respiratory gated treatment, as well as more conventional forms of radiation treatment. Dr. Wheeler has extensive experience in the latest techniques for treating cancer, and is supportive of treating patients on clinical trials.

    Philosophy of Care

    For curable patients, Dr. Wheeler’s goal is to deliver an effective dose of radiation to eradicate the tumor while protecting the normal organs as much as possible. For patients who cannot be cured but are suffering from the effects of cancer, his goal is to relieve the symptoms caused by the cancer with minimal side effects from the radiation treatments. He notes that many cancers can be treated with fewer treatment sessions today than they could even a few years ago, with less patient inconvenience and fewer negative side effects

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Wheeler treats patients with all types and stages of cancer. The most common cancers are breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and rectal cancer, but he also treats patients with uncommon or even very rare malignancies. He frequently uses intensity modulated radiation therapy to help decrease the side effects and increase the cure rates from radiation therapy. He is also a member of the American Brachytherapy Society, and is skilled at treating patients with radiation delivered from inside the body using various devices. Dr. Wheeler’s expertise also includes PET/ CT directed radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy and brachytherapy.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Wheeler has published papers in peer-reviewed journals regarding normal structure contouring (which is essential for accurate radiation therapy planning and delivery), head and neck cancer treatment and efforts to reduce side effects, early stage breast cancer, hormone refractory prostate cancer and how to determine if too many patients are experiencing complications soon after introducing a new treatment. He has been the principal investigator in a wide variety of clinical trials.

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    Karen Alkema, MS, LMHC

    Mind-Body Counselor
    Specialty: Mind-Body Counselor, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Karen Alkema, MS, LMHC, is a mind-body counselor at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She offers emotional support to patients and their family members from cancer diagnosis though treatment and on to survivorship. Karen works with patients and families to learn ways to cope with the stresses of cancer.

    She is dedicated to providing her patients and their loved ones with the highest quality of care. Karen works in collaboration with cancer specialists to develop and implement a holistic plan for each patient as well as their loved ones.

    Philosophy of Care

    Karen Alkema is passionate about assisting people through the process of dealing with cancer. Her goal is to help patients and loved ones reduce anxiety while creating and maintaining a sense of hope. She assists patients in improving the quality of their lives by using evidence-based strategies to minimize stress and cope in healthy ways.

    As a mind-body counselor, she works not only with patients but also their loved ones including children and adults to ensure all receive the support they need to cope with stressors related to cancer. Her goal is to help all patients and their loved ones thrive in the midst of cancer.

    Research Interest

    Karen is committed to researching the most effective strategies to minimize distress in cancer patients and their loved ones. She has been involved in a number of grantfunded programs researching novel interventions to quickly identify and effectively address cancer-related stress. One example was the Screening for Psychosocial Distress Program presented in partnership with Yale School of Nursing and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society; funded by the National Cancer Institute.

    Karen also took part in the Implementing Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Screening Program presented by City of Hope and funded by the National Cancer Institute. She has published original research and presented nationally regarding the incidence of burnout and compassion fatigue in medical professionals as well as effective coping strategies.

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    Ingrid Bowser, APN-BC, ADM-BC, AOCNP

    Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Medical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Ingrid Bowser, MS, APN-BC, ADM-BC, AOCNP, is an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner for the Goshen Center for Cancer Care team. As a certified health care life coach, she plays a key role in developing survivorship and palliative care programs. In addition to fostering high quality care to all patients, Ingrid focuses on enhancing available care options through advanced research and education. She is an active writer and speaker who advocates supporting patients and caregivers as they navigate their way through the complex management of a cancer diagnosis.

    Philosophy of Care

    Ingrid balances the intricacies of acute cancer care treatments with the palliative care required for her patients and their families. She is dedicated to supporting her patients and fellow caregivers as they make the journey through a cancer diagnosis. Ingrid believes that each patient's experience is unique as is the care that they require. She strives to help her patients focus on healing the body, mind and spirit.

    Clinical Interest

    Ingrid is dedicated to providing optimal symptom management with a special interest in each patient's health and life goals. As an Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Ingrid has experience with home infusion therapy and has trained to work with the home administration of blood products, catheter care, chemotherapy and pain management medications for homebound patients.

    Research Interest

    Passionate about continuing education, Ingrid co-authored research on the use of microsopheres in liver disease treatment and managed the Microsphere Program at Goshen Health. She has written chapters in recent textbook publications on pain management and External Beam Radiation Therapy. She has published multiple articles for educational credit on pain management, ovarian, prostate and esophageal cancer. She is a member of the peer review board for the Journal for Advanced Practitioners in Oncology (JAdPrO).

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    Leon Coody, Jr, MSN, FNP-BC

    Radiation Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Radiation Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Bo Coody, MSN, FNP-BC, is a board certified family nurse practitioner at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. As part of the radiation oncology team, he takes care of patients undergoing radiation therapy. He helps patients manage symptoms related to their treatment and provides follow-up care after they complete treatment. Prior to earning his master’s degree, Bo served in the military and received an honorable discharge from the United States Army.

    Philosophy of Care

    Bo holds a strong belief in an integrated approach to cancer care. He also believes that cancer care goes beyond technical treatment. Bo works side-by-side with a compassionate team of cancer care experts who respond to individual needs and concerns of patients.

    Clinical Interest

    Bo has always been interested in palliative care and education. He focuses on helping patients with serious medical challenges improve their overall well-being and quality of life.

    Research Interest

    Bo seeks out opportunities to advance cancer care through research. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals and assists with ongoing research at Goshen Center for Cancer Care.

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    Brooke Dabbert, MSN, FNP-C

    Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Medical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Brooke Dabbert, MSN, FNP-C, is a certified family nurse practitioner at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. As part of the medical oncology team, she provides care for patients whose treatment plans include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and other types of targeted, medical therapy. Brooke also helps patients as they transition to and from outpatient and inpatient settings for their treatment.

    As part of her college service, Brooke acted as a preceptor for Goshen College nurse practitioner students at a free community medical clinic.

    Philosophy of Care

    Brooke holds a strong commitment to an integrated team approach to cancer care. She works closely with accomplished oncologists and cancer experts who are focused on the needs of their patients. In this unique, collaborative environment, Brooke and her Colleagues pursue their passion for wellness and survivorship of their patients.

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    Grace Darnell, MSN, NP-C, FNP-BC, OCN

    Surgical Oncologist Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Grace Darnell is a board-certified nurse practitioner at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She provides care for women with complex issues related to cancer and other conditions of the reproductive system. In addition to gynecological exams and screenings, Grace assists with minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic surgeries and treatment for secondary malignancies. She has more than a decade of experience in oncology units and infusion centers and holds advanced certification in treating cancer through chemotherapy. Grace also provides acute care for oncology patients admitted to the hospital.

    Philosophy of Care

    Grace believes patients deserve a voice and autonomy to make their own healthcare decisions. She establishes strong relationships with her patients to deliver compassionate care that is centered around each patient’s preferences and needs. As part of her holistic approach to care, Grace treats more than the patient’s disease. She also respects a patient’s physical and emotional needs, as well as quality of life.

    Clinical Interest

    Grace maintains a dedicated focus on gynecology oncology, specifically in surgical care and management.

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    Kristine Davis, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC

    Surgical Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Kacy Davis is a certified family nurse practitioner who works with surgical oncologists at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. As part of an integrated team of cancer experts, Kacy primarily provides care for patients who have surgical procedures as part of their treatment plan. She joins oncologists for daily rounds to care for surgical patients at Goshen Hospital and sees patients in the clinic at the cancer center. Kacy also performs skin screenings for melanoma as well as biopsies, skin excisions and other diagnostic procedures.

    Philosophy of Care

    Kacy believes a positive attitude and a patientcentered approach are vital to caring for patients with cancer. With each patient, she builds a relationship based on compassion and honesty. Kacy relies on her critical thinking skills to help provide comprehensive and complete care. At the same time, she listens carefully to patients’ concerns and helps educate them on their condition and treatment options.

    Clinical Interest

    Kacy holds a strong interest in screening patients for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma.

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    Sherise Deardorff, PA-C, MPH

    Surgical Oncology Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Sherise Deardorff, PA-C, MPH, is a board certified physician assistant who works with surgical oncologists at Goshen Center for Cancer Care to treat and care for patients with most types of cancer. She is dedicated to improving the health of our community by helping in various surgeries, taking care of inpatients at Goshen Hospital and seeing clinic patients at the Goshen Center for Cancer Care, including patients in survivorship, post-op patients and triage patients. Sherise has extensive and diverse medical knowledge and experience. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, where her thesis topic was Factors Affecting Doctor-Patient Relationships. After that she completed master’s degrees in medical science and public health. Her volunteer experience includes work at Jonathan Lax HIV/AIDS Treatment Center in Philadelphia, PA, where she assisted clinicians and worked as a research assistant. Her clinical training gives her experience in a wide variety of specialties from pediatrics to orthopedics.

    Philosophy of Care

    Sherise chose this career path to make a difference in people’s lives. She approaches each patient with deep personal commitment, building a relationship based on compassion and honesty that helps her provide everyone with the best possible care. Dedicated to patient care, Sherise assists the integrated team of oncologists by counseling patients and performing numerous medical procedures. In this capacity she also educates patients and answers their questions.

    Clinical Interest

    Sherise has experience performing a broad range of medical procedures, including assisting in surgeries and biopsies, as well as counseling and the management of pain.

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    Nicole Fornalik, PA-C

    Surgical Oncology Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Oncology, Gynecology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Nicole Fornalik, PA-C, is a board certified physician assistant at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She provides medical care for female patients with cancers of the reproductive system and complex benign gynecologic conditions. As a primary surgical assistant, she assists during open and robotic-assisted surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

    Philosophy of Care

    Nicole believes that knowing patients on a personal level is as important as understanding their disease and treatment options. She respects each patient’s distinct physical and emotional needs and serves as a resource, supporter and guide for patients and their families.

    Clinical Interest

    Nicole has pursued extensive medical knowledge in surgical care and management of gynecologic oncology patients. She takes part in all aspects of patient care, including first-assisting in surgery, pre- and post-operative care, and cancer surveillance during follow-up care.

    Research Interest

    Nicole has contributed to numerous published articles and abstracts for clinical journals. Her emphasis is on robotic-assisted surgery in the treatment of gynecologic malignancy. She served as first-assist in all cases referenced in an article on hand-assisted robotic surgery in gynecology. It was published in the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer (Int J Gynecol Cancer 2015; 25: 1488-1493).

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    Elizabeth Garber, MSN, FNP, NP-C

    Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Betsy Garber provides a range of services for women with breast cancer at Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center. She guides them into survivorship and surveillance through post-operative care or after they have completed cancer treatment. Patients with a family history of breast cancer also turn to Betsy for concerns about their cancer risk.

    As a part of the High Risk Breast Clinic at the Retreat, Betsy provides clinical examinations, calculates risk using well-validated models, and discusses lifestyle factors and other options that could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. She also provides genetic testing and screening for hereditary cancer syndromes.

    Philosophy of Care

    Betsy draws from experience as a caregiver to guide her approach to care. She respects each patient’s choice to live out their personal mission. Throughout the journey, Betsy cares for patients the way she would want her family treated. That includes serving as a patient advocate and educator. She provides patients with complete information about treatment options, side effects and possible outcomes to help them make their own decisions. Regardless of the path a patient chooses, Betsy offers understanding and support throughout their cancer journey.

    Clinical Interest

    The complexity of breast cancer interests Betsy most. Not only does she provide care for patients who have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, she evaluates risk for individuals with a family history of the disease and provides genetic testing.

    Research Interest

    As a research nurse, Betsy has worked with clinical trials through cooperative groups and pharmaceutical companies. She has assisted in published peer reviewed journals for studies in radiation oncology as well as the developmental toxicity of certain chemicals.

    Betsy completed the “Intensive Course in Community Cancer Genetics and Research Training” through the City of Hope treatment center in California. This course provided expert training in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of hereditary cancer syndromes. She continues to engage with genetic specialists through online forums, weekly tumor boards and annual meetings.

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    Rita Gingrich, LCSW, OSW-C

    Mind-Body Counselor
    Specialty: Mind-Body Counselor, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Rita Gingrich, LCSW, OSW-C, provides mind-body counseling support to patients with cancer and their loved ones. She works with individuals, families, couples and children to nurture and strengthen healthy coping skills for the emotional challenges and stresses related to the experience of cancer. Rita has worked in the human services field for over 25 years and has enjoyed a variety of work experiences. She has extensive experience in counseling and group work in hospice, mental health and cancer care settings.

    Philosophy of Care

    Rita provides patient-centered counseling. She explores the values, priorities and other factors that contribute to each person’s quality of life. She works to identify and maximize the strengths of each individual and family unit and to empower them to engage in their healing with a sense of calm and confidence. She uses a variety of mindbody counseling approaches to foster healthy coping skills and to improve her patients’ quality of life during their cancer journey.

    Clinical Interest

    Rita provides instruction and training in a wide variety of mind-body strategies to help patients manage stress and enhance their quality of life throughout the cancer experience. Common mind-body strategies include talking about stressful experiences, journaling, guided imagery, mindfulness practices, prayer and meditation. Together with a team of mind-body counselors, Rita offers cancer support groups focused on education and peer support, family programs to help children cope with their loved one’s cancer, and annual weekend retreat for patients with metastatic cancer and their spouses, partners or caregivers.

    Research Interest

    Rita participated in a year-long program on Screening for Psychosocial Distress. The program was a partnership between Yale School of Nursing and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, and funded by the National Cancer Institute. She also participated in a two-year program, Implementing Comprehensive Bio-psychosocial Screening presented by City of Hope and funded by the National Cancer Institute.

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    Zachary Kadro, ND

    Naturopathic Doctor
    Specialty: Naturopathic Oncology, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Becky Overholt, RD, CSO, CD

    Dietitian
    Specialty: Oncology Nutrition, Dietitian, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Becky Overholt, RD, CSO, CD, is a registered dietitian at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. Becky provides nutrition therapy and education to patients with cancer during and after conventional treatment. Becky joined the Integrative Care Team in 2004 and obtained board certification in 2008.

    Philosophy of Care

    Board-certified as a specialist in oncology nutrition, Becky has more than ten years of experience working in various nutrition-related and healthcare settings. She is an expert in partnering with patients to make positive, informed choices about food and nutrition. As the clinical dietitian, Becky works closely with patients to provide individualized eating plans to reduce treatment side effects and improve overall health. Becky is also involved in community outreach and education through various seminars, health fairs and cooking demonstrations.

    Clinical Interest

    Becky pursues oncology nutrition, plant-based eating and whole foods cooking. She continues to develop new diet plans for the benefit of patients and their families to implement for optimum health as they undergo treatment and during recovery.

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    Elizabeth Stout, BS

    Cancer Survivor Coordinator
    Specialty: Patient Outreach, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Libby Stout, BS, is the Survivor Network Coordinator at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. Libby’s primary responsibility is to provide assistance and support for cancer patients as they go through different phases of treatment and once treatment is complete. She functions as a point of contact for accessing resources and coordinating support through a variety of avenues, including the Integrative Care Team, Cancer Buddy Program and the Goshen Cancer Survivor Network website and newsletter.

    In addition, Libby serves as a liaison for eligible patients to the CARE Foundation’s on-premise guest house. Libby also connects survivors to ongoing educational and social programs through Goshen Cancer Survivor Network and partner organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and organizations within the surrounding community.

    Philosophy of Care

    Libby enjoys getting to know her patients and really connecting with them. She is dedicated to providing them with opportunities to celebrate each day that they are surviving cancer. Libby is committed to the belief that any patient who has received a cancer diagnosis is a survivor!

    Serving others has always been a personal goal for Libby and she strives to make every patient’s cancer treatment experience as positive as possible. Libby believes that connecting survivors together through peer-support, celebratory events, volunteer and education opportunities has the potential to heal. To get connected to the Goshen Cancer Survivor Network please visit www.goshensurvivors.org.

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    Tiffany Swartzentruber, RD, CSO, CD

    Dietitian
    Specialty: Oncology Nutrition, Dietitian, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Tiffany Swartzentruber, RD, CSO, CD, is a registered dietitian and Board Certifi ed Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She provides nutrition therapy and education to cancer patients through all phases of treatment, from diagnosis to survivorship. Tiffany has worked at Goshen Center for Cancer Care since 2008.

    Philosophy of Care

    Tiffany partners with each patient to make recommendations to improve overall health. During active treatment, Tiffany works with patients to minimize side effects, improve overall nutrition and minimize weight loss.

    For patients between treatments or for those whose treatments have ended, Tiffany offers nutrition recommendations that promote lifelong wellness for patients and their families. Tiffany works collaboratively with the naturopathic doctors, mind-body counselors and physicians to ensure the highest quality of care for her patients.

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    Bethany Swope, MS Ed, LMFT

    Mind-Body Counselor
    Specialty: Mind-Body Counselor, Oncology

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Bethany Swope, MS Ed, LMFT, is a licensed therapist who provides mind-body counseling support to patients and their family members during cancer treatment. As part of the Integrative Care Team at Goshen Center for Cancer Care, Bethany works in collaboration with other counselors, naturopathic care providers and dietitians to provide support programs for patients, their family members and caregivers.

    Philosophy of Care

    As a mind-body counselor, Bethany focuses on the whole person, recognizing that a person’s emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being can impact his or her overall health. She is committed to helping patients and their family members to learn strategies to minimize stress, cope in healthy ways, and improve the quality of their lives.

    Clinical Interest

    Bethany is dedicated to providing her patients the space to talk about their experiences. Her goal is to assist her patients to better manage stress and improve their coping skills by working with them to reduce anxiety while creating and maintaining a sense of hope. She focuses on ways her patients can help themselves through practices which improve sleep, promote relaxation and support healthy immune function. Bethany encourages her patients to develop greater awareness and support systems by referring them to educational materials and other appropriate resources.