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Meet Our Physcians


Download a printable copy of Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care clinical team (PDF)


We've put together an outstanding cancer team which includes dedicated staff who have been treating cancer patients at Southcoast for decades, and new staff who include top-tier clinicians with a wealth of experience from some of the major academic cancer centers around the country.

Our Team

  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Oncology Nurses
  • Patient Navigator

Patient Navigator: A clinical team member whose sole responsibility will be to coordinate your patients' care so they and their families can focus their energies on getting well.
  • Arrange appointments
  • Answer questions
  • Coordinate all aspects of care



Therese M. Mulvey, MD, Physician-in-Chief / Medical Oncologist

Therese M. Mulvey, MD
Physician-in-Chief

  • Dr. Mulvey has dedicated her career to providing state-of-the-art, community-based care for cancer patients. As Physician-In-Chief for the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, Dr. Mulvey oversees programs that are committed to ensuring patients have access to high-quality oncology services and leading-edge clinical cancer research.

  • Dr. Mulvey earned her medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed fellowships in hematology/oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as Tufts-New England Medical Center, where she also completed her residency. She has trained extensively in cancer genetics and specializes in hereditary cancer syndromes and cancer risk assessment.

  • Dr. Mulvey is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine.

    Read more about Dr. Mulvey



Elizabeth Blanchard, MD, Medical Oncologist

Elizabeth Blanchard, MD
Medical Oncologist

  • 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.

    Read more about Dr. Blanchard



Patrick Gagnon, MD, Radiation Oncologist

Patrick Gagnon, MD
Radiation Oncologist

  • 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).

    Read more about Dr. Gagnon



Beth Herrick, MD, Radiation Oncologist

Beth Herrick, MDRadiation Oncologaist

  • She earned both her medical and undergraduate degrees from Cornell University Medical College in New York. She completed residencies in obstetrics/gynecology and internal medicine from George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a residency in radiation oncology from Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn.

  • Dr. Herrick is board certified in radiation oncology.

    Read more about Dr. Herrick



Susan J. Kim, MD, Medical Oncologist

Susan J. Kim, MD
Medical Oncologist

  • 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.

    Read more about Dr. Kim



Tushar Kumar, MD, Radiation Oncologist

Tushar Kumar, MD
Radiation Oncologist

  • 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.

    Read more about Dr. Kumar



Harry Matelski, MD, Medical Oncologist

Harry Matelski, MD
Medical Oncologist

  • 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.

    Read more about Dr. Matelski



Edress Othman, MD, Hematology/Oncology

Edress Othman, MD
Hematology/Oncology

  • 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.

    Read more about Dr. Othman



Sonia Maria Seng, MD, Medical Oncologist

Sonia Maria Seng, MD
Medical Oncologist

  • 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.

    Read more about Dr. Seng



Mark Shparber, MD, Medical Oncologist

Mark Shparber, MD
Medical Oncologist

  • 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.

    Read more about Dr. Shparber



Toll-free:

877-822-2732


Fairhaven
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in Fairhaven provides the full spectrum of radiation therapy and medical oncology plus support services and plenty of free and convenient valet parking.

206 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

Phone: 508-973-3000


Fall River
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in the Mitchell Building at Charlton Memorial Hospital provides radiation therapy, medical oncology at Charlton's Jarabek Center, support services and free valet parking.

506 Prospect Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Phone: 508-973-7888




Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.


The Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care is a QOPI® Certified program. Certification by the QOPI Certification Program is an acknowledgement that this practice meets certain defined quality and safety standards in the administration of cancer care.





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