Meet Our Physcians
- Medical Oncologists
- Radiation Oncologists
- Oncology Nurses
- Patient Navigator
- Arrange appointments
- Answer questions
- Coordinate all aspects of care
- Dr. Blanchard earned her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Boston Medical Center. At Southcoast, Dr. Blanchard is director of the Clinical Trials Program for cancer treatment through which local cancer patients will have access to new and developing treatments.
- She is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.
- Dr. Blanchard cares for patients with all varieties of hematologic and oncologic diseases and has special interests in lung cancer, clinical research and supportive care.
- A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Gagnon completed a residency in radiation oncology at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore. He has specialized expertise and interest in stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT).
- Dr. Gagnon has performed research in adaptive radiation therapy and imaging and has presented at numerous national and international meetings. He is a recipient of a competitive research grant, the ASCO Young Investigator Award, for his novel research on head and neck cancer.
- Dr. Gagnon is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO).
- Dr. Kim earned her medical degree from the Temple
University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Boston University Medical Center in Boston, and completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
- Before joining Southcoast, she was a hospitalist
at Boston Medical Center.
- Dr. Kim has done research at the Tufts Medical
Center Human Nutrition Research Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Cancer Research and Department of Biology. She was the recipient of a national Nutrition
Research Center/USDA Pilot Project Grant to study obesity-associated colorectal cancer.
- She is board certified in internal medicine,
hematology and oncology.
- Dr. Kumar earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and a residency in radiation oncology at Wayne State University, where he served as chief resident.
- Dr. Kumar has conducted research in nano-radio sensitizers and published articles in a number of cancer journals. He has extensive experience in high-dose rate and low-dose rate brachytherapy for a variety of cancers.
- Dr. Kumar is a member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Radium Society and American Brachytherapy Society.
- Dr. Kumar is board certified in radiation oncology.
- Dr. Matelski earned his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical School and completed a residency at Allentown General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Harvard Medical School, New England Deaconess Hospital and VA Medical Center, Boston. He has been an oncologist with Southcoast for more than 20 years.
- Dr. Matelski is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.
- Dr. Othman is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine in Aleppo, Syria. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the SUNY Buffalo Graduate Medical-Dental Education Consortium Program, as well as a fellowship in ematology/oncology at the University of Vermont. Previously he worked as a hospitalist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Carle Foundation Hospital of the University of Illinois.
- Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Othman is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Oncology, and the American College of Physicians. He is fluent in Arabic and Kurdish.
- Sonia Seng, MD, earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y., and completed a residency in internal medicine-pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Seng also completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Mount Sinai.
- Dr. Seng has extensive experience in clinical research focused on finding new chemotherapy
treatments for cancer.
- A native of Nicaragua, Dr. Seng performed research on the availability of palliative care for patients with advanced cancers in Managua. She is fluent in Spanish.
- Dr. Seng is board certified in internal medicine and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association of Clinical Research.
- A medical oncologist in the region for more than 20 years, Dr. Shparber has a unique perspective of the needs of cancer patients in our region. He also serves as the medical director for the
hospice program at Southcoast VNA.
- Dr. Shparber earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in hematology/oncology at New York
Hospital, Cornell Medical Center.
- He is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.