For Immediate Release:
January 24, 2012
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care welcomes four new oncologists
Beth Herrick, MD, is appointed Medical Director of Radiation Oncology
FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care today announced the addition of four new oncologists and the appointment of Beth Herrick, MD, radiation oncologist, as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. The new oncologists will join the outstanding Southcoast team, led by Physician-in-Chief Therese M. Mulvey, MD, and will practice at the center's Fall River and Fairhaven locations.
Beth Herrick, MD, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology
Beth Herrick, MD, joins Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care as a radiation oncologist and has been appointed Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Herrick was previously with Commonwealth Hematology/Oncology at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. Prior to that she practiced at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and the Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center in Hyannis.
Dr. Herrick earned 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 and a residency in radiation oncology from Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. Dr. Herrick is board certified in radiation oncology. Her areas of interest include breast and gynecologic malignancies and general oncology.
Susan J. Kim, MD, Medical Oncologist
Susan J. Kim, MD, joins the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care as a 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 Boston University Medical Center and completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
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. Dr. Kim is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in hematology and oncology. Her areas of interest include breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer, and general oncology.
Sonia Seng, MD, Medical Oncologist
Sonia Seng, MD, joins Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care as a medical oncologist. Dr. Seng earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. Dr. Seng completed a residency in internal medicine-pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where she also received a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology.
Dr. Seng's clinical research activities have focused on patients with prostate, bladder and kidney cancers. 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 hematology/oncology and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association of Clinical Research. Her areas of interest include prostate, bladder and kidney cancer and general oncology.
A. Jason Zauls, MD, Radiation Oncologist
A. Jason Zauls, MD, joins Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Zauls previously practiced in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., where he completed his residency and served as chief resident. Dr. Zauls earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He also completed an internship at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, both in Boston. He participates in oncology research and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals for a range of cancer treatments including head and neck, lung, breast and prostate.
Dr. Zauls is a member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, Radiological Society of North America, American Brachytherapy Society and the American College of Radiology. Dr. Zauls is board eligible in radiation oncology. His areas of interest include head and neck cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and general oncology.
In addition to Dr. Mulvey, the new oncologists will join the practices of Elizabeth Blanchard, MD, medical oncologist; Patrick Gagnon, MD, radiation oncologist; Tushar Kumar, MD, radiation oncologist; Harry Matelski, MD, medical oncologist; Todd F. Roberts, MD, MSC, medical oncologist, and Mark Shparber, MD, medical oncologist.
About Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care located in Fall River and Fairhaven feature the latest technology in radiation therapy and medical oncology. Highlights of the state of the art facilities include the very latest technology in radiation therapy and medical oncology, advanced diagnostic imaging, fully electronic health records, and spacious semi-private infusion bays. Radiation Oncology services include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
The Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care offer patients a seamless continuum of care throughout Southcoast Health System — a program that supports not only patients' medical needs, but also their emotional and social needs. The care delivered at the centers is complimented by an outstanding cancer team, which includes dedicated medical and radiation oncologists, oncology nurse practitioners and chemotherapy certified nurses, patient navigators, social workers and nutritionists.
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care has formed an exclusive regional affiliation with MDAnderson Physicians NetworkĘ. MD Anderson Physicians Network is a subsidiary of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world's most respected leaders in cancer care and ranked No. 1 in the nation, by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Cancer Hospitals" survey. Combining the region's top cancer provider with the expertise of the nation's leader in cancer care, Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care offers new hope and state-of-the-art care for cancer patients in the South Coast region.
For more information on Southcoast's cancer services visit www.southcoast.org/cancercare/.