Lisa and I have been long-time participants on GRACE – I discovered it in July, 2008 when my wife Liz was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, became a member and began posting in May, 2009 and added moderator duties in January, 2010.
Dr. Chris Loiselle is a radiation oncologist in the radiation oncology group at Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle.
Dr. Thomas Hensing is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Hensing is also the Co-Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program for the NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Dr. Hensing received his BS in Biology from Loyola University in Maryland. He then received his MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His Internship, Residency, and Fellowship in Oncology were at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Dr. Milind Javle is a medical oncologist on the faculty of the Pancreatic Cancer division of GRACE. He is an Associate Professor of Gastroinstestinal (GI) Medical Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
Dr. Javle received his medical degree at Grant Medical College, University of Bombay, in Bombay, India. He then pursued postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Buffalo, NY, followed by a clinical fellowship in medical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.
Stephanie Harman, MD, who’s clinical focus is in internal medicine and palliative care, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a clinical instructor of General Internal Medicine at Stanford University. Her expertise in symptom management is a great benefit to GRACE. Dr. Harman is currently the Director of Inpatient Palliative Care services at Stanford Hospital and Clinic.
Dr. Pinder is a medical oncologist and specialist in lung cancer and mesothelioma at the renowned H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where she is an Assistant Member, involved with direct patient care and clinical research. After training at Stanford for medical school, Dr. Pinder did her internship and residency in general medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then completed her oncology fellowship specialty training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Dr. Kavitha Ramchandran is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine – Division of General Medical Disciplines and Division of Oncology at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. She received her Doctor of Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine in San Francisco, California and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Hospice and palliative medicine.
Dr. Mary Cianfrocca is Director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, AZ.