John Cromwell

John Cromwell was my husband and best friend. After his diagnosis in 2007 we had to radically change our dreams of the future. He used the GRACE site to research his disease, and became his own best advocate. We were blessed with wonderful doctors, nurses, and a network of friends and family who helped us cope. John had several good years of stable disease, but in December of 2010 he succumbed. His courage and devotion to our family during those last weeks continues to inspire us and give us comfort.

Melissa Peterson

This is a tribute to Creature's first employee and honorary founder, Melissa Peterson. My partner, Jim, and I (Matt, her husband) could never have gotten off the ground in 2002 without her (or look like the cool indie rock band that we do in this picture). She helped us set the culture of our company that carries on today. Have fun, be nice and make friends. Don't stress out! It's advertising, for Pete's sake. Melissa, we all love you and miss you. Your spirit is undefeatable. You rock, and a big champagne Friday toast to you! Love, Creature

Thomas Hensing, MD, GRACE Faculty

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.

Milind Javle, MD, GRACE Faculty

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, GRACE Faculty

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.

Mary Pinder, MD, GRACE Faculty

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.

Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, GRACE Faculty

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.


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